Originally Posted by DumpJerry
You're right about 2005. The Angels (or maybe it was the Dodgers or D-Backs?) were about to ink a deal with him when Uncle Jerry made a last minute offer to Paulie to keep him here.
This time, I don't think there would be many bidders for his services if he goes on the open market. I agree there is no rationale baseball reason for him to come back, but that's not to say the Sox won't give him a victory lap if they think they can dispose of Dunn mid-season (I don't expect Abreu to come north with the team in April, he needs some exposure to American baseball at Charlotte before joining the mid-season if he's ready).
Angels. I was living out west at the time and went to game 3 of the ALCS. After the 1st we were up the fans sitting next to me assured me that it was ok cause they would have him next year. Really glad that didn't happen.