Monday, April 19, 2010


Bobby Abreu may be worst fielder I've seen in a long, long time. Just check out  On Curtis Granderson's hit into the right field corner Thursday night—first he takes a half an hour to get there, then lets the ball play him while he waits for it, then he nonchalants the ball out of the corner. Just awful.

Seems I am in the minority here thinking that Jon "Chuckie" Gruden's "Quarterback Camp" was a silly gimmick by ESPN. Both Peter King and Bob Ryan seem to love it. I don't get it. There wasn't serious analysis here, just "funny" jokes about each of the quarterback's quirks. I mean, just watch Gruden's critique of Colt McCoy's accent. His accent? I don't know. I thought it downright stupid and a waste of everyone's time.

Congrats to Ubaldo Jimenez on his no-hitter this weekend. He's got filthy stuff and is one of the most underrated pitchers of the game. That gave up six walks, and you're constantly in the top 6 in the NL in walks. You've got great stuff, but you'll never be amongst the elite until you cut down on the walks, Ubaldo.

And just a reminder....Mets. When exactly, are you going to get your franchise's first no-hitter? Any time now would be fine.

So, Albert Haynesworth doesn't want to play nose tackle and is demanding a trade. Albert...if you get paid 100 million dollars to play football, you do whatever the coach says.

Sporting News has Jimmy Clausen going 30th in this draft. No freakin' way. No way he gets past Jacksonville at 10. And if he does, someone like Buffalo trades up from the second round to take him way before 30.

From all the reports I've been hearing, this Ike Davis kid, the Mets are going to be very good. In just 42 AB in AAA, he is slugging .636, after hitting 20 HRs last year across A and AA. It might be time to say good-bye to Daniel Murphy.

For those of you that didn't hear, the University of Alabama's Spring Game brought 91,312 people to the game. That number again, is 91,312. Which made that stadium the fifth largest city in Alabama.

Yahoo Sports reported this weekend that the Cubs would like to trade Alfonso Soriano. Yeah, lots of luck with that. The Cubs are on the hook for 5 years at 18 million per. This for a guy who can't play the field, batted .241 last year and is not much better this year, and who's power has dropped every year since 2006. Who are they going to trade him for? Seriously, even if the Cubs paid half of his contract as part of the deal it wouldn't be worth it.

And if you hadn't seen's the interview of the year. Maybe the decade.

1 comment:

Pete S said...

You would think Abreu would have some familiarity with how to play balls in that corner. Who was the person who commented that he was a very good outfielder except that he's afraid of the wall?

I liked John Gruden better on the sidelines. Somebody, please give him a job. How about Detriot? They have a young QB who needs a mentor.

Is Haynesworth afraid of additional contact? It's not like they're asking him to play corner.

Alabama may as well make football the official State recreational activity. The only people who were not at that game were Auburn fans.

I want to keep Park around just for that interview.

Great column, P-Cat.