Offseason Fun

The World Series is almost done, which means one thing, the offseason frenzy of moves is approaching. Pardon me for not commenting more on the World Series, but I work in the morning, and I don't feel it necessary to stay up until 1am every night to see the shitty Rockies play.

Unlike years past, this upcoming offseason appears to be one that will have little activity. Most teams have their superstars locked up, not looking to move them, and the free agent pool is very, very weak, with only A-Rod, Torii Hunter and I guess Andruw Jones being the premier guys available.

For the Jays, nobody is expecting a plethora of moves, and the biggest name Wilner has provided as a possible signing has been Brad Wilkerson.


To tide us over will be George Mitchell's steroids report that is probably going to bury guys like Clemens and other future Hall of Famers. What should be most interesting is seeing whether the tide will turn with sportswriters, and their opinions of whether McGwire, Raffy, etc, etc, should be admitted with this new information available.

Post Season Post

I've let this site slide over the last few weeks. No excuses. It's the fucking post season, and a bunch of shit is going on that's worthy of multiple posts, not neglect.

Despite the games being sans Rios, there are enough superstars, and there's enough good baseball to help lose the sting of it being without the beloved Blue Jays.

There's a lot of groud to make up here, but let's just try to highlite the main two stories thus far that have unfolded.

1. Yankees lose. Exodus of players? Fire Joe Morgan, as always, has been all over this development, particularly assaulting the scribes who have somehow faulted A-Rod for his production. No further commentary is needed, except this factoid: Scott Boras has said couple of things which lead me to believe that A-Rod's contract could be the most mind boggling holy shit contract of all time. A quick overlook at his two main arguments helping to drive up A-Rod's price:

a) the revenue in baseball has doubled since A-Rod's last contract. From 3 billion to 6 billion. More money in the bank, more money to the best player in the game.

b) Boras figures that A-Rod can play at the level he is right now for the next decade, and play at a high level until the age of 45, citing other well conditioned ball players smokin' through their mid 40s today.

Couple these two facts, along with "The Sexiest Baseball Babe's" uncanny history of avoiding any time due to injury, and his ridiculous consistency over his career, and you've got a recipe for insanity dollars. The only negative against A-Rod's value compared to his 252 million dollar contract in 2000 is that he is is considerably older now. Still, though, at at 32, and a ridiculously weak free agent class this year, with suitors out the wazoo, do not be shocked if A-Rod's deal is over 100 million dollars more in guaranteed money than his last one. Do not be shocked.

2. The Colorado Rockies' deal with the devil. There's no other reason to explain it. The team is halfway decent. Tulow, Holliday, and Helton can hit, but only supernatural reasons can legitimitely explain how they've been able to be unconscious in their last 20 games. The team simply isn't that great. They're basically a younger, slightly shittier version of the Blue Jays. The only other reason I can think of how they are winning so much is that they are playing not very good teams. But they've played the Arizona Diamondbacks and Philadelphia Phillies lately, two teams in the National League postseason, with players the calibre of Rod Barajas and Doug Davis!! Gotta be Satan.