• Lowe Prefers Boston Over Bronx?

    Posted by on October 21st, 2008 · Comments (2)

    Via Nick Cafardo last Sunday -

    Derek Lowe is putting Boston first on his list of preferred destinations now that he’s a free agent.

    Lowe told this reporter that while money is important, he wants to go to a quality organization committed to winning, and no organization, in his mind, fits that description better than Boston.

    Would the Red Sox be interested?

    That’s what Lowe doesn’t know. He left Boston after the 2004 season to sign a four-year, $36 million deal with the Dodgers. Off-the-field issues were a big factor in the Red Sox making a tough decision to part ways after he won three clinching games in the postseason that year.

    Lowe, 35, who still lives in Fort Myers, Fla., and is expected to be one of the most sought-after pitchers in the free agent market, doesn’t seem to think he’ll be back with the Dodgers. He was still upset about being lifted after five innings in Game 4 of the NLCS, when he had a 3-2 lead, only to see the bullpen squander it.

    …Lowe told this reporter that while money is important, he wants to go to a quality organization committed to winning, and no organization, in his mind, fits that description better than Boston…

    Ouch.

    But, we have A-Rod!

    Comments on Lowe Prefers Boston Over Bronx?

    1. MJ
      October 22nd, 2008 | 9:16 am

      But, we have A-Rod!
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      Why dig on A-Rod? What’s that got to do with anything?

      Frankly, if Lowe wants to go back to Boston, that’s fine with me. The last time he was pitching in the AL, he wasn’t all that special which is why Boston let him go anyway. If Boston wants to take a rotation spot away from a younger, cheaper, and potentially better arm, I’m all for it.

    2. butchie22
      October 22nd, 2008 | 7:44 pm

      Lowe wants to go back to Boston. But question is does Boston want him? I don’t think so…not for what he is going to command anyway. When he sees dollar signs he will head out to the team that wants him, question is could that be the Yanks?

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