Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Lowell and behold..
Red Sox Nation likes Mike


Just a short addition to yesterdays post on Mike Lowell. It would appear the vast majority of those answering a Boston Globe poll believe the Sox should sign Mike Lowell to a one year extension, rather than dabbling in any ridiculous trade talks for the likes of Todd Helton.

The poll so far;
Your turn
Do you see Mike Lowell in a Red Sox uniform next season?

Absolutely ... he's a great team player and is a key cog in this lineup as well.
88.0%
No thanks ... he's getting older, and I'd rather see the Sox go hard after A-Rod (who will likely be a free agent) in the offseason.
12.0%
Total votes: 3259

That's not finished yet but the size of the majority is telling. Naturally, maybe that's Mike Lowell's agent, or Mike himself, tapping away clicking 'Yes' over and over on his computer, but it sure does look like Red Sox Nation has the same admiration for the classy Mike Lowell as I do.

The guy makes third base look so easy and he can rake too, as he is showing right now in this hot streak he has going.

5 comments:

Dave said...

Between those two choices, I'd pick Lowell as well. A-Rod's contract will be ridiculous and would completely handcuff us financially. Plus, Mr. April has the guts of a burglar. Who wants his 0-fer batting come October? I'd definitely take Mike for another year, drop-off and all.

Cormac said...

All this talk of a drop off, he had a average couple of years, that's all, you just don't know, maybe Mike has found his comfort zone and will actually have a career year?

Dave said...

Possibly. It's not unheard of for older players to see a drop in their performance and then have a spike before a permanent decline. If Lowell can keep hitting for a couple of weeks after the All-Star break, I'll be more inclined to trust him the rest of the way this season and take a one-year flier for 08.

soxfaninny said...

couldn't agree more...Mike Lowell has been fantastic on and off the field since he arrived as a "throw in" to the Beckett deal...sign him now

Cormac said...

I think Red Sox Nation has clearly spoken, 88% of almost 13,000 respondees. That's what you call a majority.

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