Mike Timlin has been a great pitcher. A fantastic Red Sox player overall. Second in Red Sox history in appearances.

But it’s time for him to retire. Too much of a liability – and despite the fact that I know the last thing he wants is to give up the game, he has run his course as a MLB pitcher and I’d rather have him go out now while people can still acknowledge his contributions to the game than watch him continue to stagger his way through this season.