Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Aaron Cook's Not Walking Through That Door

Cooksie Gets Gashed
Former Red Sox starter Aaron Cook signed a one-year minor league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. If he makes the major league roster, the deal would be worth a reported $1.625 million. Cook had a forgettable season with Boston, making 18 starts and compiling a 4-11 record. His ERA was a dismal 5.65 with a WHIP of 1.468. Our fondest memory of Cook will be his very first Red Sox start on May 5th. Although he only pitched 2 2/3 innings, he returned to the game after being spiked in the leg by Baltimore's Chris Davis. Of course, when he came back in, he yielded a two-run shot to Adam Jones. Oh, well. Still, it showed impressive duende (thank you, George Frazier).