A few highlights from Nick Cafardo’s latest article in the Boston Globe…
- Despite the assumption that Miguel Tejada won’t face prison time, the Astros are keeping an open mind in terms of possible replacements for Tejada. Cafardo mentions Bobby Crosby as an option. Crosby, the 2004 AL Rookie of the Year, is likely to find himself out of a starting job if the A’s pull the trigger and sign Orlando Cabrera.
- Here’s something I can’t believe I’m typing… can Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd make a Major League comeback at age 49? Oil Can hasn’t pitched since 1991, but claims his velocity is back up in the low 90s, and his curveball is back to form. He’s always dreamt of carrying on Satchel Paige’s legend and pitching into his 60s. Boyd’s quote:
""I have nothing to lose, and all a major league team has to lose is 15 minutes," said Boyd. "Give me 15 minutes and I’ll show I can still pitch. That’s all I want."
Boyd threw at the Red Sox fantasy camp, and former catcher Mike Stanley said that Oil Can’s stuff is the same as it was 18 years ago, and his passion hasn’t died down one bit.
Certainly an interesting story, but can he live up to his word?