Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Bat Shit Crazy

Now most of us rightfully belittle the sports radio call-in losers who think the best way for their team to improve is to make a trade that could only happen if the other team's GM was surrounded by vodka empties. And his frontal lobe is to be found in a paper bag elsewhere in the office. (Happy Halloween!)

But then actual paid journalists sometimes are just as dopey. Witness this amazing section from a column by Patrick Reusse of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune:

How can the Yankees make the folks who bought 4½ million tickets this season forget about A-Rod? They acquire Johan Santana from the Twins for pitchers Philip Hughes and Ian Kennedy and outfielders Melky Cabrera and Jose Tabata.

The Twins also add Joe Nathan to the deal and get bullet-throwing Joba Chamberlain.

And what if the Dodgers don't want to go A-Rod steep with their payroll? They acquire Santana from the Twins for pitchers Clayton Kershaw and Jonathan Broxton, outfielder Matt Kemp and third baseman Tony Abreu.

Let's go, Mr. Smith. Show us what you got.

Unless what new Twins GM Smith has got is photos of the Yanks' GM Cashman or the Dodgers' GM Colletti hogtied and dressed in two rubber diving suits (good thing GMs aren't more like Baptist preachers), I doubt either of these deals would happen. Both sort of amount to the team that receives Johan to trade ALL of its best young players. Santana is surely the best pitcher in baseball, but giving up 4 players, all who should rate a B+ or better (I'm being kind to Abreu and Cabrera, I know), for maybe the next 10 years--that's insane.

And I apologize for leaving you with the image of these two men hogtied in two rubber diving suits....

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Blogger ahab said...

these two men hogtied in two rubber diving suits....

Could happen...

And now my real but off-topic comment: Wes Anderson's beautiful new movie, The Darjeeling Limited, has a minor character with alopecia in it.

4:53 PM  
Blogger George said...

Weird! My sometimes beautiful life, Why Am I So Limited, has a major character with alopecia in it.

4:55 PM  
Blogger ahab said...

Better to be a major character with minor alopecia than the other way around.

7:21 AM  

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