Friday, December 15, 2006

Dice-K and Vernon

  • Buster Olney has a great article on the Boston/Dice-K situation that played out over this week. I really wonder if Boston has anything left to try to go get a closer or if they're done. That pitching staff looks good up to the closer position at this point.
  • Ken Rosenthal states that it is almost a done deal with Vernon Wells. Olney also states that it looks like Wells would accept a contract extension with the Jays while Griffin says that this amount will not be enough. In the Rosenthal article it is mentioned that the Jays may trade one of their extra outfielders for some pitching. I'd advocate this move even though we might lose a very special talent simply because corner outfielders are maybe one of the easiest positions to replace AND the Jays top two prospects are outfielders.
  • It's looking more and more likely that Marcus Giles will go play with his brother in San Jays fans can stop thinking about it
  • I'm heading to Toronto this morning and luckily I have a new book in hand. I guess this will count as my weekly book recommendation for any baseball fan.
    It's Feeding the Monster : How Money, Smarts, and Nerve Took a Team to the Top, a book about the John Henry era in Boston. It's pretty interesting reading about all the crap Henry and co. had to go through to even purchase the team (or in Henry's case A team since he was selling the Marlins to Loria and trying to purchase in succession the A's, Angels and Red Sox). It's a good easy read as of yet and full of little tidbits I was not aware of so check it out.

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