Friday, November 17, 2006

Low Threshold

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.

6 Comments:

Anonymous J. Weitzel said...

The beat writer who covers Scranton sent an e-mail advising that it's time to begin funeral arrangements for Floyd.

2:36 PM  
Blogger Tom Goodman said...

I hope they don't spend a lot of money on flowers.

4:11 PM  
Anonymous RickSchuBlues said...

Hey, if Thomas was good enough for the Beane-counter, he's good enough for his prodigal son Riccardi.

But never fear, A's...we've got a lumbering, immobile slugger who takes pitches all night right here for you in Philly. Think you could spare Erubiel Durazo for him? Oh, he's not there anymore...how about Lance Blankenship, then?

11:55 PM  
Blogger Corey & Carson said...

please put the headcase known as gavin floyd out to the pasteur...no more!

7:46 AM  
Blogger Tom Goodman said...

C&C: I don't think boiling Floyd will help much.

9:39 AM  
Anonymous RickSchuBlues said...

man...now I'm the one laughing out loud...

11:50 AM  

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