Everything was awesome. The whole procedure went as planned and even post-op, meeting with the surgeon, Dr. [Lawrence] Borges, everything went perfect. He didn't see any further damage in there. He made sure everything was cleaned up and ready to go. It went perfect and I should be ready to go by Spring Training.The Red Sox have until five days after the World Series to pick up Wakefield's $4 million option for 2010. It would be his 16th season and he says retirement "never crossed my mind ...
I still feel like I can compete at the highest level. I want to continue to play as long as my body allows me and as long as the Red Sox want me around. ...
I do have some goals in mind. I obviously want to get to 200 wins [he has 189] and I want to try to become the all-time leader in wins in Red Sox history. I'm 18 away from that. Past that, I really can't tell you.
Pitcher Wins YearsWakefield already holds the franchise record for losses (150). Young (112) and Fat Billy (111) are 2nd and 3rd. Wake also hold the Red Sox record for the most games started, batters faced, HBPs, wild pitches, earned runs, hits, walks, and home runs.
Cy Young 192 1901-1908
Roger Clemens 192 1984-1996
Tim Wakefield 175 1995-2009
And he could sit atop the innings pitched category next season. At 2,711.1, he's 17 behind Young (2,728.1) and 64.2 behind the TCM (2,776).