THE BOSTON GLOBE ponders why, with a few starting rotation vacancies on several teams, has David Wells not been offered a contract. Boomer, who last pitched with the Dodgers last season (doing pretty well, actually: going 4-1 in seven starts), would be entering his 22nd year in the bigs if an offer does come over the transom.
“With the Mets’ Pedro Martínez out for six weeks and Arizona lefty Doug Davis scheduled for cancer surgery, there seem to be openings for David Wells with at last those two teams. But so far neither has budged.
‘David is ready to go and could be ready to pitch in a major league game in two weeks,’ said Wells’s agent, Gregg Clifton. ‘He’s been frustrated because he wants to pitch so badly, but I told him to hang in there for another month.’
The Diamondbacks have Randy Johnson returning soon, but they also do not give out incentive-filled contracts, which could be an issue with Wells.”
Also an issue with Wells? Lettuce-filled burritos. They’re just empty vitamins.