Manny, Boras, and Free Agency

Posted in baseball, Sports with tags , , , , , , on December 17, 2008 by AccountKiller

 

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With the Manny market ready to bust into the limelight as soon as the likely overpaid Mark Teixeira finds himself a new home, this Bill Simmons article serves a great read:

 

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=manny

 

In other news, this is my first post since the summer.  I am thinking of narrowing down the focus of this blog so that I can keep myself centered and provide more than just some BS to pass the time, or read from iPhones and iPod Touches while sitting on the throne (they both have definitely surpassed magazines as the most-have accessory while on the toilet).

Not that anyone still reads this, but if someone does, should I focus solely on baseball (something I actually know a lot about) or sports in general?  It’s likely it will take only 1 vote to win this poll, so choose wisely.

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one day as a lion

Posted in music, Video with tags , , , , , on August 26, 2008 by AccountKiller

konstantine

Posted in music, Video with tags , , , on August 26, 2008 by AccountKiller

epic failure

Posted in baseball, Sports with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2008 by AccountKiller

Well the Major League Baseball Amatuer Draft signing deadline has officially passed, and only three 1st rounders went unsigned:  Aaron Crow (Missouri), Josh Fields (Georgia), and Gerrit Cole (Lutheran HS – pictured above).

Seattle has until a week before the 2009 Draft to come to terms with Josh Fields because he was a college senior, and there’s a 90% chance that he signs on the dotted line in the next few days. However, the Nationals failure to sign Aaron Crow over a gap of less than an extra $1 million in bonus demands is inexcusable.

It is equally as bad for the New York Yankees to have lost Gerrit Cole, although no one saw this coming. The tall right-handed pitcher from California evidently had a change in heart and was unwilling to sign for any amount of money, as he wanted to attend UCLA this fall. Unfortunately for the Yankees, Cole made this decision just days before the signing deadline, rather than in early June.

In the next couple of days I’ll sort through the names and see what team had the best draft, and what team had the worst.

why don’t you use terry crowley as a DH all the time?

Posted in baseball, random, Sports with tags , , , , on August 14, 2008 by AccountKiller

Earl Weaver.. classic.  Apologies for the language.

diddly bucket

Posted in random, Video with tags , , , , on July 30, 2008 by AccountKiller

harden trade update

Posted in baseball, Sports with tags , , , , on July 27, 2008 by AccountKiller

Remember the young catcher, Josh Donaldson, who I remarked could be a gem in the Rich Harden deal? Well, small sample size aside, he’s been absolutely raking in High-A Stockton of the CAL. All he’s done over there is hit .362/.429/.638/1.077 with 5 HRs and 8 walks versus 13 strikeouts in 58 ABs.

Even though Rich Harden has been mowing down batters in the NL, Billy Beane may have done it again. Stay tuned.