Tuesday, November 18, 2003
Winter baseball musings
Isn't an MVP supposed to be somebody who brings the level of their team up a notch, taking them further than they would have gone without said player? Ya know, like Michael Jordan. If that's the case, how the heck did Alex Rodriguez win the AL MVP award? In the three years since joining the Texas Rangers, his team has finished at the bottom of the AL West. He won with the fewest first place votes since Mickey Mantle in 1947. Looks like the AL just didn't have a shining star this year...
The A's are killing me. When will they stop the madness?! They've dealt their #4 pitcher, and now they're looking to dump their catcher. What's up with that? Barry Zito said at the end of their series against Boston: there's only so much their pitching staff can do when the team keeps dumping their run producers. It's time for them to take a different approach and start showing some willingness to pony up for a championship. Isn't winning the point of professional sports? Aren't teams supposed to do whatever it takes to win? Well, apparently that's lost on my team, as every player they bring up that becomes a star player ends up on the free agency block. It's gotten old. Perhaps it's time for Billy Beane to be put up for auction....
I sure miss the Eddie D. days of the 49ers. No championship cost too much for him. Those were the good ol' days...
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