Tim Wakefield is the oldest starting pitcher in Major League Baseball (assuming of course that Jamie Moyer does not decide to come back in 2012). The appeal of Wakefield used to be the fact that he was an inning eater on the cheap, at a rolling $4m contract that was pretty much a no-brainer for so many years.
The problem is that Wakefield got old in 2010 but we still brought him back in 2011 to try and get him his 200th win in a Red Sox uniform.
That's all fine and well but it took the man two months and eight starts to finally get that 200th win. The Fenway Faithful will cheer you down the road when you come back to visit Wake but your time has passed.
Here are five reasons why the Red Sox should not bring him back in 2012.