Sunday, November 20, 2005
Let us be very clear: Nomar and Boston are once again a toe-tappingly-good fit.
Red Sox Nation was divided on the 2004 departure of Nomah, and have since been enlightened of the ways of Evil Emporer Larry Lucchino. The Red Sox could pull a slick p.r. move and please a majority of their fan base by bringing back the Charlestown lifesaver. Nomar proved with the Cubs that he could play a solid third base, would be dynamite at first(see Paul Molitor), and is athletic enough to play the outfield. His offensive production would likely still surpass that of Johnny Damon, at a huge bargain basement discount.
Tribune On Nomar's Future: " Nomar Garciaparra isn't gone yet, though he's one step out the door. 'If there was ever any possibility, it would be in the outfield,' Hendry said. 'In his best interests he needs to look around and see what the other possibilities are at the infield positions he might want to play instead of taking a gamble playing outfield.' Garciaparra's agent, Arn Tellem, has talked to the Orioles, who have a shortstop in Miguel Tejada and a third baseman in Melvin Mora. Garciaparra would have to play first or the outfield for the Orioles. The Los Angeles Angels may want Garciaparra as a third baseman, but their priority now is signing free agent Paul Konerko."
-Nomar Garciaparra Hub