Upset, sad, devastated. None of these words can truly wrap up the emotions we have right now here at WTF Sports as “Around the Diamond” favorite Joe Kelly is headed west to the team he dominated in the World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Kelly has signed on with the Dodgers with a 3 year contract worth $25 mil. The righty finally seemed to have found it in the postseason with the Red Sox, giving up nothing on his way to being one of the most dominant pitchers of the post season.
This past week, I made a pitch that I felt Joe Kelly could truly close for the Red Sox this coming season, and unfortunately, this will not be happening. It is sad to realize that Joe Kelly will not be joining the defense after his biggest season as a Sox player, from blowing the game Opening Day, to pegging Tyler Austin and restarting the rivalry between the Sox and Yankees, to a dominant stretch, a chance he doesn’t make the playoff roster, to putting up multiple dominant performances in the playoffs on their way to a World Series trophy.
While a quick post like this isn’t enough for our guy Joe Kelly, it is enough for this time. #JustJoey, #JoeyFastball, #JoeyPsycho, whatever you want to call him. Thank you to Joe Kelly. We wish you the best in LA.
– Scott Edwards, Creator of WTF Sports and Joe Kelly Enthusiast