Wednesday, January 04, 2006

A Few Quick Thoughts

Robin and our mutual friend Dave were having a discussion about the current round of Miggy for Manny rumors and Dave, who’s a huge Manny fan, called it “trading a dollar for 90 cents.”  Robin mentioned that throwing in Clement is like trading $1.01 for 90 cents.  I think that’s underestimating Clement’s value a bit – it’s more like $1.25 for 90 cents, especially since it sounds at this point that the O’s only have an outfield prospect to offer in return.  Can he play center, because this chart scares the crap out of me.  In any case, the whole thing sounds ridiculous; unless Arroyo has suddenly acquired super starter powers and the bullpen is much fuller than I remember, we need Clement in the rotation, not going to Baltimore along with Manny in an already mismatched deal.

Speaking of center fielders, if the Marte for Lugo deal goes through, let’s ignore the fact that the Sox essentially just traded Edgar Renteria and $8 million for the next two years for Julio Lugo and move on.  Holes need to be filled, the options are few and please God don’t let Adam Stern be our starting CF next year.

You remember the end of “Get in the Ring” by Guns N’ Roses, how an arena full of people are chanting “Get in the ring!” over and over again?  Remember at the end of Game 7 of the 2004 ALCS, how there were so many Red Sox fans in Yankee Stadium that you could hear people chanting “Let’s go Red Sox!” very, very clearly by the end of the game, like Fenway had suddenly teleported to the Bronx?  Anyone else see the parallels here?

Finally, in the spirit of those retarded “Red Sox West” articles after the Nomar and Mueller signings earlier this winter and because the Yankees now have a few ex-Sox of their own, I’ll be referring to the Yankees as Red Sox South from now on.  Remember folks: we strive to entertain.