Nomar calls it a day as an official member of the Red Sox. What a shame, he was once looking like a sure fire Hall of Famer, until that injured wrist slowed his swing. One of the few Red Sox players I respected. He always seemed like a nice guy, and a class act. Hope he has a happy retirement.
Second time in his career he quit as a member of the Red Sox, the other of course being in the summer of '04, before he mysteriously became healthy when he became a Cub. Bye beautiful, go worry about women soccer leagues like you did when you went in the tank the last 6 weeks of the '03 season.
Originally posted by redsoxnation before he mysteriously became healthy when he became a Cub.
Nomar was rarely healthy as a Cub. He was just never the same after the injury bug started, no matter what team he was on.
It's interesting to compare the careers of the 'big three' shortstops as they were back in the late nineties as Jeter, ARod and Nomar. Unfortunately for baseball, there is really only one still playing.
When Nomar made contact, it seemed like it was *always* on the sweet spot of the bat. Great hitter.
The Yanks do have a couple of very highly regarded catching prospects (baseballamerica.com) (Jesus Montero, J.R. Murphy, Austin Romine, and Gary Sanchez), so I'm unsure if I'd put the number at 100%, though it would seem to be a sensible consideration....