Scott Schoeneweis Hopes To Play In 2011

Despite posting a 7.41 ERA in 60 big league appearances over the last two seasons, Scott Schoeneweis still feels he can excel as a situational lefty, says Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. The 37-year-old tells Cafardo that he's hoping another team gives him a chance in 2011, after the Red Sox released him in May last year.

As Cafardo explains, Schoeneweis found his wife dead of a drug overdose in May 2009, after years of dealing with her addiction. The left-hander acknowledges that his on-field performance may have been affected by the tragedy, but believes he can return to his previous form.

"I have a hard time understanding how I’ve fallen so far off the map," Schoeneweis said. "It’s not sour grapes. My place is more important to be here raising the kids, but for me personally, I wasn’t quite done. My skills haven’t diminished…. The last three or four years of my career were wrought with a tough situation off the field. In retrospect, I’m actually amazed I was able to perform at all."

Schoeneweis spent the first month and a half of 2010 with Boston, recording a 7.90 ERA in 13 2/3 innings prior to his release. While the numbers aren't impressive, the veteran is one of the few southpaw relievers remaining on the market, as MLBTR's free agent tracker shows. There are always at least a few teams seeking left-handed bullpen arms, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see him land a minor league deal in the coming weeks.

18 Responses to Scott Schoeneweis Hopes To Play In 2011 Leave a Reply

  1. JR_Tolls1 5 years ago

    I’d Say Pittsburgh they always make odd signings.

  2. JST1331 5 years ago

    Highly Highly doubt it, but I wouldn’t mind the Phillies taking him on a minor league deal. He would also stir up the left handed specialist situation now that J.C. and Bastardo are battling it out. It can’t hurt it would be minor league depth.

  3. ugotrpk3113 5 years ago

    Question – Since when does voicing my concern with how this man has handled his business become worthy of having my comments removed?

    I’ve been extremely respectful in my discussion and I don’t appreciate it. At least let me know what I did wrong.

    • bleachercreature 5 years ago

      I completely agree with everything you said and I was trying to back you up but by the time I hit submit everything was deleted. I’m glad someone else has noticed the way this man has handled himself recently.

      • BG921 5 years ago

        Obviously I didn’t see what your comment was since it was deleted, but I’ve come to accept the fact you can’t say what you want on MLBTR. Yet, I continuously see innuendo and other things I wouldn’t consider appropriate for an MLB site. I’m not saying what you wrote was right, I’m just saying I see a lot of other bad stuff that doesn’t get deleted. Also, instead of banning IP addresses why not just ban the moniker that decided to write the comment? That way if you use a public connection you won’t get banned because Johnny Immature decided to discuss how reproductive organs work lol… Just some personal beefs of mine, I still use MLBTR everyday and will continue to find ways to use it!

        • ugotrpk3113 5 years ago

          Another comment removed..?

          What gives? I really enjoy this site, what is going on?

  4. AthleticsFan 5 years ago

    I think the Yanks will sign him to a 3 year 25 million offer!!

    • ellisburks 5 years ago

      Nope, that only goes to “True Yankees”. He will have to settle for 2 years 18 mil.

  5. bas_in_denmark 5 years ago

    I think a second tour with the Mets might be an option.

    • Rawlsian 5 years ago

      Minor league deal to the mets…..?

      • bas_in_denmark 5 years ago

        Yeah. That’s what I’m thinking anyway.

    • icedrake523 5 years ago

      Oh definitely. They should re-acquire Aaron Heilman, too. Jorge Julio as well.

  6. goredsgo 5 years ago

    Like to see the Reds take a chance on him. He and Bray can probably battle for the middle relief LHP

  7. Guest 5 years ago

    The word is “fraught”, Scott, not “wrought”.

  8. sacu 5 years ago

  9. sacu 5 years ago

  10. You must have some insider info showing HE went to the reporter instead of the other way around. You don’t understand how media works.

  11. sacu 5 years ago

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