Thursday, July 30, 2009
I think this image sums up the Pirates organization rather well. And that doesn't even include other players they've traded like Nyjer Morgan, Sean Burnett, Damaso Marte, Jose Bautista, and some others I'm probably missing.
Paul Maholm, Zach Duke, and Ryan Doumit are pretty much the only players remaining from 2008's squad. We'll see how this all pans out for them a few years down the road. Is it even possible for them to make anymore trades?
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Watching the Twins struggle of late makes me really wonder how we would be sitting if we still had Jason Bartlett and Matt Garza instead of Delmon Young and Matt Garza. What are our pressing needs right now? Middle infield and pitching.
Not that Brendan Harris has been terrible, but let's take a look at his and Bartlett's stats this year:
I mean look at our middle infield!
And here I thought Alexi was having a Denard Span-esque breakout last season only to see that awesome .168 average this season.
WE'RE PAYING NICK PUNTO $4 MILLION THIS YEAR AND $4.5 MILLION NEXT YEAR.
Casilla...Tolbert...doesn't matter, both are having absolutely nauseating years at the plate.
Don't worry, Bill Smith has a plan! What? Trade for Jack Wilson or Freddy Sanchez? No way! Trade for Orlando Cabrera? No need! Hey what's Mark Grudzielanek doing? Nothing? Ya don't say! Get that man a contract! The sad thing is, if Grudzielanek does at least somewhat as good as he did last year he would be a drastic improvement over the rest of the garbage at middle infield. I never did get the Twins' fetish for giving ancient players one last chance... it never works. Why can't we just suck it up and make a trade. It's stupid front office moves like this that's gonna make Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau question if they actually wanna stay in Minnesota.
Anyways, back to the Rays trade.
I didn't like the trade from the beginning...I loved Bartlett and Garza and saw the potential they both had. Well that potential carried the TAMPA BAY (devil) RAYS TO THE WORLD F*#$ING SERIES! I was at least excited about the prospect of Delmon Young coming to Minnesota...former number 1 pick with a ton of upside. Well all I keep hearing about is that stupid upside and all he's done is grossly underperform. He was supposed to provide a power boost and solid hitting and has really done neither. Oh yeah and his defense kinda sucks too.
Can we please have a do-over? Between this trade and the Santana trade it's like all this bad karma is coming back from the A.J. Pierzynski for Joe Nathan, Boof Bonser, and Francisco Liriano trade. Or maybe it's just that Bill Smith is a jackass and far from a Terry Ryan.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Mark Buehrle threw a perfect game today and I'm not impressed. He's still disgusting and he plays for the one of the grossest teams in professional baseball. Also, the White Sox broadcasters are quite possibly the most annoying humans ever.
Also, Alexi Ramirez should probably go get checked for worms. He doesn't look healthy.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Football season is right around the corner and I can't wait. The Minnesota Vikings will soon have Brett Favre as their starting quarterback and their team will be in place. But they're missing one thing. Randy Moss. Please Minnesota, bring Moss back.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
ESPN's crappy new segment, Blog Buzz, covers some of the trendy topics in the sports world. The last couple of days they have featured a couple of topics from the blog Intentional Foul. That's great, except they have been giving credit to internationalfoul.com every time. What is ESPN trying to pull here? Why are they trying to lure viewers to this nonexistent website? I mean, they wouldn't accidentally misspell a word and leave it there for several days for millions of people to see, would they? Somewhere, Kavya Shivashankar is shaking her head.