I wonder if each of them has done a good job investing the money they've made and don't need the additional million or so they could fairly easily command with a team that was much more likely to need bullpen help. I guess with Hill's injury history and Atchison's current injury they might have trouble getting a guaranteed deal, but if healthy at the end of spring training there have to be a dozen teams for which they'd be in the top 5 options easily rather than destined for AAA unless something bad happens to someone else regardless of how well you pitch. I can't imagine being away from a sick daughter for months at a time, but a million dollar salary for the Mets, Orioles, or Phillies rather than a hundred thousand in Pawtucket would be hard to deny to my family too.My money's on the Sox re-signing both Hill and Atchison to minor league deals in the coming weeks, and that both will be willing to pitch for the PawSox in hopes of being part of the big club at some point in 2013.
By all accounts, both want to remain in the Boston area -- Hill because he and his wife are both from Milton and live in Southie with their year-old son, and Atchison because his young daughter has been receiving treatment at Children's Hospital over the past 3+ years for a rare medical condition.
Since they were both non-tendered at the end of November, there hasn't been a single word in the rumor mill about either player being connected to any of the other 29 MLB teams. That speaks volumes.
According to baseballreference's franchise trade page, Kyle Kaminska was named as the PTBNL on December 6.mabrowndog said:The White Sox claim RHP Zach Stewart off waivers from Pittsburgh. So the White Sox only gave up Brent Lillibridge, a few months of Stewart and some cash for their half-season rental of Youk.
Still no word on the PTBNL the Red Sox are getting from the Pirates for dealing Stewart there in November.
Ahhh, yes. Thanks for jarring my memory banks.vadertime said:According to baseballreference's franchise trade page, Kyle Kaminska was named as the PTBNL on December 6.
Multiple sources told The Chronicle that the A's are considering signing former Red Sox left-hander Hideki Okajima.
Okajima, 37, had a 3.11 ERA in 261 relief appearances over five seasons with Boston. He spent last season with Fukuoka in Japan, putting up an 0.94 ERA in 56 appearances.
vadertime said:Lars Anderson DFA by D-Backs following Upton trade.
I feel like he's being unfair to the Sox calling the situation "toxic". I'm not saying the Sox (or their fans) are totally blameless but doesn't seem like he's shouldering enough of the responsibilityRudy Pemberton said: