I'm surprised that Chuck Knoblauch didn't land on someone's bargain basement/free agent/scrap heap list last year. The guy can still run, and hit sort of. I don't think he called it a career, but then again I didn't see him on any minor league or off shoot league rosters either.
You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.
"...I probably would've told the manager to stick his tongue in my starfish." (vsp)Oh, and McGriff's signed a minor-league deal with the Devil Rays, according to Lee Sinins.
DEAN's Nuggets of Wisdom:
"A-Train could wear a Vampirella outfit and I would toast a load to it."
Every day that Maddux goes unsigned is one step closer to delusion for me. I don't want to think we could get him (because no one says we will) but man, if we could get him.
This must be how drug addicts think.
I think Maddux is going to REMAIN unsigned for a long time until Boras lowers the salary demand.
Facing facts, Maddux is 38. The type of contract Boras is seeking is completely irrational for someone of Maddux's age, ESPECIALLY considering the freefall Maddux has suffered the past couple of years. I remember wanting his head on a stick after he gave up about 8 runs for the 5th time last season, speaking as a non-objective Braves fan.
He doesn't seem to be the type of guys to make his salary count in other ways... He doesn't strike me as a leader, which is a real shame considering the type of player he is.
Boras should bite the bullet, and go 2 years for aprox. 6-7 mil per season, which is all Maddux can REALLY ask for anyway.
From what I have heard, the Pirates were interested in Mondesi
If Travis Lee got into the right ballpark and got the right hitting coach, he could be a good 1st basemen
"I'm not that big, but I'm fast, I'm pretty sure I can outrun the whole Dallas Cowboys team." --high school senior RB (and possible future Boomer Sooner) Adrian Peterson on his thoughts on his chances in the NFL
Am I the only person who hope this kid signs into the NFL and Roy Williams and Parcells get to let that comment stew for the next 7 months?
It's Travis Lee who went to the Yankees, right? Pirates are expected to announce Mondesi's signing this week. Along with the return of "Mr. Sausage" Randal Simon. I'd say the over/under on a Pittsbrugh sportswriter penning a Mondesi/Clemente comparison column is 2 weeks.
Originally posted by estragandIt's Travis Lee who went to the Yankees, right? Pirates are expected to announce Mondesi's signing this week. Along with the return of "Mr. Sausage" Randal Simon. I'd say the over/under on a Pittsbrugh sportswriter penning a Mondesi/Clemente comparison column is 2 weeks.
Travis Lee is still a Devil Ray. The Yanks signed Tony Clark to back-up Giambi
"Cunnilingus and psychiatry brought this on" - Tony Soprano
Second question first: Yes. Echoing The Thrill's comments, I've never heard of swinging at a 3-0 pitch being on the list of things that would get you brushed back in your next at bat. I would say so, at least during the current Home Run Happy Era.