Friday, July 11, 2003

This is a Paid Service Ad for Mike Kiley

Austria is 7 hours ahead of home, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. That makes the Sun-Times the afternoon paper and the Tribune the night time paper. I was reading at 6:45 a.m. CST or 1:45p.m. here in Austria, about Kileys latest article on possibl trades with the Pirates. I just love how he throws out how Hendry has to gamble and see if Aramis Ramirez woud turn into the same player he was a 2 years ago.

So our friend Kiley writes:

If Hendry knew that he would be getting the Ramirez who hit .300 for the 2001 Pirates with 34 home runs and 112 RBI, he would probably make the deal swiftly and gladly pay $6 million. Although it's unknown how much Littlefield is asking for, chances are it's reasonable. He has to move Ramirez's money out of town.

Of course he pay the money, what kind of fool would not. The problem I have is that Kiley thinks he is passing this inside information. If the Pirates knew he would hit again, then they would not trade him. Kiley seems to forget that point. I am not sure where he went to school, but Kiley really needs to go back. Any time you can get a 3B with 34 HR's you take him, but Aramis has not lived up to the hype.

At least I get good comedy in the afternoon. I am sure you will see more about this in the other blogs as the rest of the world wakes up.