Sunday, November 05, 2006


Oh word?

Some commentary on recent moves not having to do with UCL replacement surgery:

1. Torii wins gold glove.

In a world where the haves are the have nots, Little Nicky Punto would be hoisting an amorphous block of gold above his head instead of Sinn Fein. In a move that confirms that Rawlings Sporting Goods suckles from the same teet as the Augusta National Golf club, the status quo reigns supreme. As much of a homer that I am, it's difficult to argue that a man whose defensive limitations were painfully apparent LONG before his botched dive in the ALCS, is worthy of another defensive honor. That said, let's hope Torii avoids Fenway as much as possible this off-season and reverts back to a semblance of his old self next season. But, I've got 12 million bucks that say otherwise.

2. Gardenhire extension

In a world where Kyle Farnsworth makes 5.5 million dollars, it's nice to see one of the good guys get his due. Ken Macha, whose winning percentage is close to Gardenhire's in a similar span of time, has gotten the old heave ho, proof of how ass-backwards this racket is. Pohlad, as senile and miserly as he is, has done good here. Now about that one ALCS appearance in 4 playoff berths........

3. Silva's option picked up.

We're gonna have to do this fucking thing over again because I FUCKed it up.

4. Alexi Casilla wins award for Twins' top minor league hitter.

IN YOUR FACE J.C.! But honestly, let's have some guarded optimism here. I don't believe that a .294 average at AA is reason to believe this guy's the next Ty Cobb. Oh, you say, he stole a whole bunch of bases. Well, your mom could take a few bases on some of these A and AA catchers. Plus, guess who else had great success stealing bases at AA. That's right, Luis Rivas. 31 swiped bases at New Britain in 1999. We know how that worked out. ¡Viva Rivas!

5. Rick Helling files for free agency

Looks like the F-M Redhawks will be selling more tickets next season. Just don't break your shin in spring training buddy.

Dear Mr's h and/or K,

Batgirl is curious, by what logic is the Silva extension your (collectively or individually) fault? Also, BatMom is not much a basestealer, her strength lies in being a crafty lefty.

Good call on Casilla. It's way too early to anoint him the starting 2B. Plus, (pretend this is an upside down exclamation point) Viva Casilla! just doesn't have the same ring
Dear BG:

I think they were using the Bert quote as if Mr. Siva himself had said it. The scene, a fancy conference room in which Carlos is proferred the extension and, jsu before signing, he grits is teeth and says (referring to the his 2006 season), "We're going to have to...etc...


Near the end of spring training, spome will say to Alexi " Casilla in Rochester, kid."

Jim H.
Sh*t. How come when I preview the comment it looks fine and when it's posted it's all crappy with typos and stuff?

I suppose I could type it again and make damn sure it's right and then preface it by saying something like "We're gonna have to do this fucking thing again because...".

Jim H.
Haha. Nice, Jim h. Thanks for explaining our convoluted logic, I'm not even sure what we mean most of the time.
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