Monday, December 13, 2010
Looking back on the Matt Cassell and Mike Vrabel for Patrick Chung trade....you gotta give big edge to the Chiefs. Chung is a nice player and a good piece of the puzzle. But look how bad the Chiefs looked yesterday without him? And thrown in the versatile and still uber-athletic Vrabel. Big ups to the Chiefs.
If Hideki Matsui had any legs to run anymore, he would be getting a really nice contract this off-season. As MLBRumors.com wrote yesterday, Matsui had a very nice 274/.361/.459 with 21 homers for the Angels this past season. However after June those numbers flip to .300/.392/.498. Really nice numbers. Think Maybe Seattle could use a bat like that? I'm telling you, if he only had any getaway sticks on him, he'd be an outfielder much in demand.
16-9 with 8 wins in a row? Wait, I remember...there used to be a basketball team in New York called the Knicks. Are these those guys? I haven't seen them in such a long time.
If I were the Brewers, I would trade for Zach Grienke in a heartbeat. He'd be a perfect fit for that team...a team with a ton of bats but nobody to pitch for them.
I think the Miami Hurricanes made a very, very nice hire in Temple's Al Golden. A really nice hire. The Hurricanes are back, and sooner rather than later.
Said it before, will say it again: If the Steelers only had only a halfway-decent offensive line, they would be the class of the league—no debate. But 4 sacks, 8 QB hits against a depleted 2-11 Bengals tram. Just pathetic.
So the Jimmy Clausen era in Carolina is coming to an end. Well, that was fast.
Tend to agree with Rob Neyer. How can the Royals be psyched about these particular signings? What would the victories added due to these 2 signings? .2 of a game?
You know, in some small, small way, I do kind of hope the Yankees don't get Cliff Lee and instead give some kid the chance to pitch the number 5 spot and grow into the role with some growing pains. Not that that would ever happen. The Yankees would go out and get someone else to spot the 5th role in the rotation. But I would love the Yankees to give the kid a chance and start to build a rotation around kids with potential rather than aging hired—and very expensive—guns.
After watching the Bengals-Steelers games, the AAPTBNL Man of the Week award has to go to Troy Polamalu. Know it's a cliche, but the man does seem to be everywhere on the field. Delayed run play, deep pass play, he just seems to be in the right spot all the time. And yesterday was no exceptiong. 2 INT's one for a pick-6. Nice game, Troy.
And lastly, my good buddy, Pete has a new College basketball site. i speak from experience—the man knows his college basketball. He really knows everything. Go check out his new site. I guarantee it will be a good read.