In the week before Thanksgiving, you can get a little wild as a writer. The MLB hot stove cools while players and clubs head home for the holidays, and the simple thought of homecomings stoked an idea in the head of an MLB writer.
Moreover, Anthony Castrovince over at MLB.com took time to identify free agents that he’d like to see make a return home for the 2020 season. “Home” is open to interpretation — for some its a return to the club they were drafted by, for others its a return to a club they made their career with.
For Rich Hill, it’s a return to his home town.
Castrovince looks at Hill signing with the Boston Red Sox, and makes some sense with his reasoning. Here’s the excerpt:
The Red Sox need to round out their rotation on the cheap this winter, and, given the injuries that plagued Rich Hill in 2019 with the Dodgers, the 39-year-old Boston native should be a reasonably affordable option.
The Red Sox are the team with whom Hill resurrected his career in 2015, and it would be touching to see him return there. Not even the old Baker Chocolate Factory on the Neponset…