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Tim Wakefield Hangs Up His Knuckles

Via MLB Trade Rumors, Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield is expected to announce his retirement later today. The 45-year-old knuckleballer spent the past 17 seasons in Boston after commencing his career in Pittsburgh.

Wakefield racked up 200 victories and a 38.6 fWAR in the bigs. As Aaron Gleeman of Hardball Talk observed:

In addition to ranking third among all Red Sox pitchers in wins, Wakefield also ranks first in starts and innings and second in games pitched and strikeouts. Not bad for a guy whose average fastball during the past decade clocked in at 74.1 miles per hour.

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Jason Epstein is the president of Southfive Strategies, LLC. He was a public-relations consultant for the Turkish embassy in Washington from 2002 to 2007.


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