Once again, working at Carderock has totally screwed up this blog. I've been real inconsistent as of late but hopefully things will go back to normal once I get back to Michigan. But since I haven't blogged in what seems like forever (and my last post was total crap anyways), I figured I would just go through the things that have been running around my head recently.
I didn't really understand the Nationals-Reds trade where the Nats gave up Gary Majewski, Royce Clayton, Brendan Harris, BIll Bray, and a minor leaguer for Austin Kearns, Felipe Lopez and a decent minor leaguer. All of the national prognosticators deemed the trade as a huge success for the Nats, but I just don't see it. I feel like the Nats completely went against what they have been trying to do since they came to DC. The pitching staff was already weak and it got a lot weaker with the losses of a solid Majewski and a good young lefty in Bray. I felt like they were keepers. It's not like the Nats got all that younger with the deal. Majewski and Bray are essentially the same ages as Kearns and Lopez. And if you look at their statistics, Clayton and Lopez are similar except for Lopez's power numbers. BUt Clayton is far better defensively. And yeah, Kearns is good...but the Nats didn't need another corner outfielder. They are currently trying to trade two away in Soriano and Guillen. Instead of giving up good young pitching for Kearns, why don't they just resign Soriano? I guess Jim Bowden knows something I don't.
Just watched the highlights of the White Sox kicking some Tiger ass tonight. Part of me wants to see the Tigers just die miserably down the stretch. But another part of me wants to be in the Detroit area during the pennant race. And then there is that part of me that knows that everyone and their mother is going to be rooting for the Tigers went I return to Michigan. It will be all these people who claim to have been Tigers fans for eternity, when really they couldn't name a player besides Pudge from last season's team. It will be just like the fake ass Pistons fans of the past few years. Remember just 7 or 8 years ago when the Palace was empty?
It's great that Detroit Free Press writer John Lowe is actually getting to cover a winning Tigers team for a change. The man has not had a winning season in like 20 years writing about baseball.
This whole Israel-Lebanon bombing business needs to stop. The fucking MIddle East is ridiculous.
I can't believe Brandon Fahey is still playing for the Orioles. For anyone who doesn't know him, he's currently a "valuable" utility man for the O's in his first full season in the Big Leagues. But last year he was the starting shortstop for the Bowie Baysox, the AA team I worked for. And from day one, I thought the guy was the one person in that Baysox starting line-up who had no shot at making the majors. He was a decent fielder, but he literally could not hit the ball on a line drive. All of his hits were bloops or grounders. And he only batted like .265 in AA. Maybe that's just how terrible the O's are.
Entourage is finally heating up. The writers finally seem to have settled back into the groove they developed during season two. I think we all agree the Dom situation was a debacle. I know Pete is a happy man now that Sloane is back in the mix.