Short post today. Tolerance for rumors and the money side of baseball is at an all-time low.
With apologies to Sports Illustrated….
You know the apocalypse is upon us when…
- A free agent pitcher who just had surgery in mid September to repair a partial tear of his rotator cuff is coveted by seven or eight teams.
- The fellow just named National League manager of the year will be in the broadcast booth next season, not on the bench, working for the Yankees.- The cost of conversation has risen to $51.1 million giving a whole new meaning to the tag line “Can you hear me now?”!
In other news, Gavin Floyd had himself a certifiably mediocre "season" in the AFL. Here is the summary from the Phillies web site:
RHP Gavin Floyd -- Floyd made his final start of the season against Phoenix on Saturday, allowing two runs on five hits over four innings. The 23-year-old, who still has an outside chance of cracking the Phillies' rotation in 2007, finished the AFL season with an 0-1 record and a 5.57 ERA over six starts.
An "outside chance"? What Yaqui medicine man did the Phillies hire in their PR department?
Frank Thomas just signed a two-year, $18 million deal with an option for a third year with the Toronto Blue Jays. I guess the market for 38-year old comeback players with a history of injury problems is a lot stronger than I imagined. The Jays looked at all the home runs and rbi's in the cavernous confines of Oakland's ptifiul stadium and decided Thomas was well-worth the gamble.