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Auld Lang Syne

Gone, Baby, Gone
When rumors of his signing were first leaked, there was confusion as to which “Alex Gonzalez” was in negotiations with the Red Sox. It turned out it wasn’t the Alex S. Gonzalez drafted by the Blue Jays in 1991 but rather it was the undrafted All-Star from the Florida Marlins.

Gonzalez’s defensive play was a revelation to Boston fans. If we weren’t familiar with him before the season, Hub fans certainly were made aware of him during it. Never had we seen someone so at ease in the hole. He committed just seven errors during 2006 and yet has not garnered his first Gold Glove award. This year the honor went to Derek Jeter for the third year in a row, proving all that glitters is not gold.

The shortstop reportedly signed a three-year, $14M contract with the Cincinnati Reds.

Tea for the Mueller Man
My affection for Bill Mueller is well-documented: I made a sign for him for the last home game of the 2004 season and composed this insufficient paean. He was never the best-paid player at the hot corner, but perhaps that is what made him play harder. The former Cub, Giant, Red Sox, and Dodger third baseman has turned in his spikes for a desk job with his last team.

Farewell, old friend.


Bill Mueller Yankee Kueller (I always preferred it written this way).

The Pro.

It's all that really needs to be said about him. Probably my favorite player from those years.

OT -- So Manny sure seems like a bargain these days when Soriano is getting that type of contract. Jeebus!!

I never picked up a 11 player t-shirt. I wish I had.

And yes, we're back into the irrational exuberance phase of baseball contracts. When will the bubble burst this time?

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