Mark Gonzales, embracing the power of the quick quote filled blog post, brings us three gems from the final day of SoxFest.
Gem #1: Gonzales writes
"We didnt get to see the guy we traded for," Williams admitted.
Williams thought that Masset's participation in winter ball resulted in a 3-4 mph drop in velocity and that his pitches weren't sharp.
Masset's work will be stretched out in spring training to prepare him for the middle relief duties if he makes the team.
I expect Masset's option status to force him onto the roster once again. Williams expects Masset to throw in the mid-90's, and if he even shows a little improvement over last season in the spring, he'll get the opportunity to come north.
Gem #2: When asked about the changes in the scouting department, Williams skirted the quesion, but still dropped this.
Gem #3 highlights the best of Ed Farmer and the worst of a nameless member of the bullpen.
"Larry," Farmer said the other replied. Farmer said he has to tell the reliever that this question pertained to Biblical references and not the Three Stooges.
When the reliever was convinced his answer was right, Farmer responded, "put Shemp in there if you want."