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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Shank on Theo

Shank has an interview with Theo Epstein on the eve of the opening of the playoffs.

Surprise, the second sentence refers to how young he is. Other than that, no minion talk or other Shank staples. He does again refer to the JD Drew dea("In a particularly curious deal, they signed free agent outfielder J.D. Drew to a five-year, $70 million contract."). I am still waiting for the proof that the Red Sox had some deal with Boras before Drew opted out or that the Drew deal was quid pro quo for Matsuzaka signing.

3 comments:

dbvader said...

From the prior thread:

PJ said...

Does anyone know who actually wrote Shank's column today? With the use of "men" instead of "minions," reference to his youth over and done after paragraph 1, and an almost-complimentary comparison to Belichik, I'm guessing Amalie Benjamin hijacked his computer.

No references to Springsteen, Bon Jovi, or Nixon either. Definitely the work of a ghostwriter.

paul said...

"I am still waiting for the proof that the Red Sox had some deal with Boras before Drew opted out or that the Drew deal was quid pro quo for Matsuzaka signing."

That's not true. If Dice-K didn't sign, Boras and the Lions got no money and (if I'm not mistaken) the Sox get their money back. I know negotiations don't take place in a bubble but Boras had nothing to gain by sending Dice-K back to the Lions. I think the Drew thing was in place before all the Dice-K negotiations started.

Yes, I think the Dodgers should have filed tampering charges against the Sox.

Shank's column today wasn't all that bad as it was just a recap of an interview. I'm glad and surprised it was Springsteen free. "The Boss" has a new album coming out so I'm sure we'll be treated to lots of pointless Bruce references in the near future.

dbvader said...

Well, Dan has intimated both scenarios without ever offering any proof. The fact that he switches between the two suggests he doesn't know what he is talking about.