Red Sox Inch Closer to Goal of Being Oldest Team in MLB

Posted: December 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

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The Boston Red Sox, fresh off their acquisitions of aging, overpriced talents Shane Victorino and Mike Napoli, have one upped the competition in their quest to become the most ancient, mediocre franchise in sports.

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting this morning that Boston has agreed to terms on a multi-year deal with RHP Ryan Dempster. The terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed.

Dempster, 35, had a renaissance of sorts in 2012. He held a 5-5 record with a 2.25 ERA and a 3.3 WAR prior to being traded from Chicago. After his acquisition by Texas, however, the wheels fell off. Not having the luxury of competing against the likes of Pittsburgh and Houston 18 times a year tends to do that to a pitcher who spent his entire 15 year career in the National League.

Upon arriving in Texas, the wake up call was evident. Dempster was shelled for 9 hits and 8 earned runs over 4.2 innings. Ironically, his finest post-trade outing came a week later against the Red Sox. The former Florida Marlin tossed 6.2 innings, allowing 0 earned runs en route to a victory.

So far this offseason, the Red Sox have surprised many with their activity. Their 3 year, $39 million contract with former Phillie Shane Victorino has become the model for overspending this winter. Meanwhile, their reported deal with C/1B Mike Napoli has yet to be completed and experts are wondering why. The Sox also announced agreement with veteran RP Koji Uehara .

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