Thursday, February 19, 2004

Off to Tobaccco Road

I have been working on a new look for the site, but I have been unable to decide what I like. I really want to change it, because it is looking too plain. A lof of the Cub Blog Army are coming up with these great looking sites such as The Cub Reporter, Cub Fan Nation, Clark and Addison, and the Cub Pundit to name a few. Sorry about the non links above, but i am trying to right this during my Journalism 499 class (which by the way is the worst class I have taken in college). Tell how does Journalism have to do with Darwin, Dewey and Mead?

Well, the new look and the long post I have promising will have to wait until early next week, because this weekend I will be in North Carolina. Saturday I will see UNC vs. FSU and Sunday I will be in the Student Section for Duke vs. Maryland. College Basketball is my second favorite sport behind baseball, so this weekend is very cool for me. I will give you my take of the two great ACC schools after this weekend. Hopefully I will be working on my season preview over the weekend.

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Maddux is Back!!!!

The reports are flying in that Maddux has signed a 3 year 24 million dollar contract. My thoughts will come later, but I never thought it would happen. I think this is a good PR and baseball move.

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Say It Ain't So

About 5 hours ago, I was about ready to form a war party and head off to the NYC. The goal was to find Big "King" George and hold him for ransom, or just hold him where he could not sign anybody else. Reports out of NY said the Yankees were about to sign Greg Maddux. It seems like those reports may be premature, but I still holding back to see what happens. If Maddux were to go to the Yankees, I do not think I could build a better team in my fantasy draft. What the Yankees are doing is bad for baseball. George is just in his own computer simulation.

George-"I heard this A-Rod guy could hit. How much does he make?

Brian-"I think around 25 million a year"

George-"Sounds good, lets get him"

Brian-"But Boss, we can't take on 25 mill a year and not give up anyone"

George-"Well that Soriano kid comes cheap, and he doesn't take a walk according to Billy Beane. So throw him in the deal."

Brian-"He is almost a 40/40 guy and still is not costing us much. Boss our payroll is already well above everyone else."

George-"Cashman you do what I tell you to. Soriano is not A-Rod, and if we do this then I get more press. Anyway there is no chance in hell that Cairo, Wilson, or Almonte is going to be our starting 3B"

Brian-"You know that one of those guys is going to be our 2B starter."

George-"Like hell they are. Now we go sign Maddux tomorrow."

Brian-"How does Maddux help us with our 2B problem. I know he is a Gold Glove winner, but I do not see it."

George-"What the hell do I pay you for? Brian you sign Maddux and trade one of these other stiffs. How about Jose Conteres or Lieber to get us our 2B? Now go to the Expos again and get me Jose Vidro or better yet go to the Seattle and get me Brett Boone. Then I can have both Boone's on the payroll, strike that and hire Bob Boone. Then I look like I care about family. Tell Torre to make him the bench coach or something."

Brian-"I don't think we have the players Seattle is looking for."

George-"Sure we do, we just take ones they are looking to unload like Freddie Garcia. We can make him long relief in the bullpen."

Brain-"Ok your the Boss, but you know that our payroll will be close to 200 million."

George-"It's only money and I always can print more."

The empire must be a fun place to work, but I guess for many of us we will never know.

Sunday, February 15, 2004

A-Rod Welcome to the List

If you have have seen the news, you already know that A-Rod is now a New York Yankee. Just makes me sick even to think about it. I hate the Yankess and this just adds more fuel to the fire. On other news it looks like Greg Maddux may be leaning towards us, but I still doubt it very much. I will increase my figures to the nice round number of 37.876%. I still feel like this is a PR move, but Greg could help the team. He is a more stable pitcher then Cruz is, but does this hurt Cruz in the long run. My guess is Juan Cruz will be the first to be traded this season, but I guess you never know. I am working up my spring training review and there have already been a couple of good ones around, so I will wait till the roster is set. I am going to look at a few different things including different teams.

Tuesday, February 03, 2004

We're Getting Close

I have been real busy and I wish I could tell you the whole story. Personal like sucks and we will leave it at that. On the brighter side, pitchers and catchers report in less than 14 days. That could make any sad man happy.

On the Greg Maddux front, I said about a month ago I thought the chances are about 10%, well I raise them to about 18.8756%. Why the wacky number? Why not. I hope everyone is having a better time than, and when the roster is set, I will do my season preview, which I have been working on for about 2 weeks.