Monday, 7 July 2008

The Roundup

The first domino has fallen and CC Sabathia is a Brewer. (It would appear that Zach Jackson, punted to the BrewCrew in the Lyle Overbay deal, will be going to Cleveland in the deal. He's been extremely unimpressive in the high minors). Now we can get down to the serious business of moving AJ Burnett.

MLBTR says the Cubs are looking to counter the Brewers by trading for Rich Harden. Why anyone would want to deal with Billy Beane knowing that he usually skins his trade partner on this sort of deal is beyond me. Well, I suppose Burnett looks durable by comparison. They'll be back...

Aside: "Trading AJ", a new romantic comedy staring Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill? A lonely middle-aged executive whose job is on the line finds love...

JP says he won't "blow it up" so expect more of the same if he stays on the job for next year. And I am slowly joining the chorus of those who think Lyle Overbay (sub .400 SLG% again this year) belongs on the shit list.

Now, I'm not saying I won't watch it, but baseball's All-Star Game has gotten pretty weak. How ironic that suits from the country that gave us "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" have come up with the winning democratic concept of "one man, 25 internet votes." The result? Seven Bosox, 7 Cubs, and 4 Yankees, including the egregious selection of Jason Varitek (and only slightly less egregious election of Dustin Pedroia over Ian Kinsler. Seriously, do you know how good Kinsler is?) I'd almost prefer that Doc just skipped the whole thing rather than accept the ignomity of being the sole league-mandated Jay representative.

The Rays are really rolling now, having won 7 in a row, and I think it's about time that we start cheering for them openly. If they get into the playoffs, either the Yankees or Bosox won't. Rejoice! Small victory!

-- Johnny Was


eyebleaf said...

i still have love for overbay, but he is killing me softly...

as for the rays, i can't cheer for em. fuck em. fuck everyone in the AL East but the Jays.

fantasybaseballmacbookpro said...

the jays and their GM need to wake up because sitting there in their office at the skydome, no way i'm calling it the other name, wont change the team.

this team needs a huge overhaul and they need it now. this bullshit crap that JP is telling the fans is pretty insane and im pretty pissed that some of the fans in toronto accept it.

it is obvious we do not have the money to compete against the mighty yankees and red sox. so lets take the path the rays did. gather up 1st round picks and grow your own team instead of taking players from other teams when free agency rolls around.

there is almost no one on the jays right now that really deserves a spot except the Doc.