Better things to do with Dice-K's millions

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Better things to do with Dice-K's millions

By Jon Fucile
WickedGoodSports.com

Try not to be shocked, but Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka (for you Pink Hats out there, were talking about Dice-K) is injured again but this time it might be serious.

Dice-K has been diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament and strained flexor. For those of you who never watched George Clooney in his prime on E.R. let us help you.

There is concern that he may need season ending Tommy John surgery if rehab fails which is music to many Red Sox fans ears seeing as how Dice-K switches back and forth and between completely average and really, really awful. Right now hes in Japan to meet with the countrys finest doctors and get a second opinion.

Dice-K did have that one 18-win season but overall the Sox have fallen well short of getting a good return on their 103 million dollar investment (including 51 million just to talk to him). This season hes making roughly 10 million.

If his season does end that will just be another 10 million down the tubes for Boston though even if he played it would not have been money well spent anyway. One has to wonder if the Red Sox are wondering if there are better ways they could be spending that money.Dont worry Red Sox, well help you out.

You could rebuild him and give Dice-K a bionic elbow, making him the first pitcher ever to throw over 200mph and give elbow drops to base runners. Steve Austin will have nothing on him!

If you guys do not want to spend a lot of money you could just have Dusty Rhodes train him to give bionic elbows.

You could spend that money and turn Dice-K into some kind of evil genius and make him literally earn his paycheck.

Do us a favor though and make sure his cat has hair. Those hairless cats are just creepy.

If you wanted to have a little fun, you could take the money you would have paid Dice-K and build a silly statue out of gold and diamonds outside Fenway!

Beautiful. Though it does look like something youd get from a Michael Jackson estate auction.

For the price of one Dice-K, you could build an army of Shawn Thorntons.

The Red Sox would win every game for the rest of the season without the Thorntons swinging a single bat. Just look at the death stare.

The best option for the Red Sox is probably to just skip a step and flush buckets of money down the toilet.

That is pretty much what you are doing anyone, right Theo? This is what happens when you go after a player just to beat out the Yankees.

Will free agent Zeller be back with Celtics? ‘We’ll see what happens’

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Will free agent Zeller be back with Celtics? ‘We’ll see what happens’

WALTHAM, Mass. – Tyler Zeller has been in the NBA long enough for teams to have a feel for what he can do on the floor.
 
He runs the floor. He scores in transition. He’s not a banger, but isn’t afraid to mix it up inside.
 
All those qualities will be on display next season.
 
But will he be doing them for the Celtics?
 
As a restricted free agent, Zeller has no idea what lies ahead for him in the NBA.
 
While he plans to keep an open mind about the free agent process, Zeller made it clear in his exit interview on Friday that he would not have a problem returning to the Celtics next season.
 
“It’s a great organization, a great place to be,” Zeller said. “So we’ll see what happens.”
 
Zeller, who came to the Celtics via trade in the summer of 2014 from Cleveland, has had a roller coaster of a time in Boston.
 
He has been in every conceivable positon with the team, from starter to key rotation player to reserve to an end-of-the-bench player.
 
And through it all, Zeller was able to not allow his up-and-down status affect his ability to stay ready when his number was called.
 
Boston’s 104-92 Game 6 loss to Atlanta was one of the many examples of Zeller being prepared to play when his opportunity presented itself.
 
In Game 6, the 7-foot center came off the bench and scored eight points to go along with five rebounds in just less than 12 minutes of court time.
 
As far as whether the Celtics want him back, Zeller said, “I would hope so. You always hope a team wants you back. I would think they would. But at the same time, when July comes around, we’ll really see. When those negotiations start. Until then, you can say whatever you want. Until then, we’ll see what happens.”

Olynyk hasn’t decided if he’ll have shoulder surgery

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Olynyk hasn’t decided if he’ll have shoulder surgery

WALTHAM, Mass. – Kelly Olynyk will consult with additional doctors before deciding whether to have offseason surgery on his right shoulder.
 
The injury kept him out for 12 games in the regular season and he re-aggravated it in Boston’s first-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks.
 
“I felt like it was improving,” Olynyk said following his exit interview on Friday. “I had games where it would feel good, games it wouldn’t. It would get hit every game and kind of pinch, set you back. It was tough. It never felt 100 percent the whole time; it never felt 80. It’s tough going down that stretch of games. You want to be at your best when your best is needed.”
 
In the regular season, Olynyk averaged 10 points per game along with 4.1 rebounds while shooting 40.5 percent on 3s.
 
But in the six game series against the Hawks (he missed two games with the shoulder injury), the 7-foot center only scored just two points on 1-for-9 shooting.
 
As for surgery, Olynyk – like most of us – would much rather not have surgery if possible.
 
“It’s always an option when you have an injury of certain degrees,” Olynyk said. “If you can make sure it’s healthy without it, then it’s healthy without it.”
 
Depending on whether he has surgery will potentially impact his availability for the start of next season.
 
Regardless, Olynyk will do what he always does in the offseason — focus on ways to get better.
 
As he addressed the media, he had papers in his hand that included his stats from this season as well as other information pertinent to his offseason.
 
“Stuff to improve” was how Olynyk described the papers.
 
And as he began to elaborate, he grinned, “stuff mostly to improve.”
 
Like a cleaner bill of health, something that would bode well for both Olynyk and the Celtics.