There’s a certain school of thought that believes men have a subconscious desire to “save” people (usually women) from horrible circumstances. It’s the whole wanting-to-be-a-hero complex, probably best expressed in Back to the Future when the dorky George McFly punches out Biff Tannen to win the affections of young Lorraine Baines. Which is why it’s no shock that a day after the Red Sox get ousted from the playoffs, Derek Lowe has offered his services to them.
According to the BOSTON GLOBE, Lowe has not only put Boston on the top of his “wants to play with” list, he also made the old PR-statement about how money isn’t everything, he just wants to play somewhere that’s committing to winning, blah blah blah. You know the drill.
More from the BOSTON GLOBE:
“I want to be with an organization that’s committed to winning and that can win,” said Lowe, who is scheduled to meet with Dodgers manager Joe Torre this week to discuss his future. “An organization that is going to be there year in and year out and do everything. That’s what means the most to me at this stage of my career.”
According to the article, Lowe has a decent amount of suitors vying for his affections: Besides the BoSox, the Yanks, Mets, Tigers, Indians, Cards, Cubs, Angels, Braves, Phillies, Rangers, Astros, and Blue Jays are all said to be interested. In other words, any team who wants a pitcher.
With all of those teams bidding, we’ll see just how seriously Lowe is with his hints about taking pay cuts to head back to Boston. Not that Boston really needs him anyway; at best he’d be their number 5 starter next year.