Sunday, April 09, 2006

Terry Francona Committed to Closer -- But Which?

Boston manager Terry Francona has made it unequivocally clear: Keith Foulke, not Jonathan Papelbon, is the Red Sox closer, and will return to the job as soon as Foulke is ready. Yes, Keith Foulke is Francona's closer, Nomar Garciaparra is his shortstop, Bronson Arroyo is his No. 4 starter, Andy Marte is his top prospect and Richard Nixon is his president.