So, I’ve been working the night shift all week, which means: no baseball for me.
But, things have been going well this week. I’m psyched. I am beyond psyched that the good Gavin Floyd came back from the All-Star break. Even if he continues to stupefy me. 3-hit the OtherSox, but getting lit up by the equivalent of the Minnesota Twins triple A team.
Regarding “the trade” – Not a bad deal, considering it was pretty remarkable that the White Sox found someone to take on Mark Teahen’s salary (I’m pretty sure Mark Teahen might be the 3rd highest paid player on the Blue Jays right now). I was pretty sure that was an impossible task. I’m glad that Alex Anthopolous was willing to pocket Mark Teahen’s salary to buy low on Colby Rasmus, because that might have saved at least one other White Sox player from hitting the trade market. The entire trade was, obviously, a salary dump. But, at least they picked up a righty for Ozzie to potentially use a little bit so he can stop panicking that he’s wearing out Jesse Crain, even if Jason Frasor was sad to be leaving Toronto and grew up as a Cubs fan. :) And, Zach Stewart has the potential to turn into a nice little project for Don Cooper. Maybe he’ll end-up as a two-inning man, but at least is a potential option in case there’s some sort of injury to the injury-prone starter who-shall-remain-nameless.
And, now I can go back to dreading the remainder of the non-waiver trade period and hope the White Sox can stave off a fire sale.
I definitely had more that I wanted to say about the trade (also the Toronto aspect), but this week has sucked the life out of me and this is really all have the energy for. Really, I can probably summarize it as: I’m glad Mark Buehrle’s not a Cardinal right now.
2 responses to “Almost no time for baseball right now. Or: Thank heavens for the web gems.”
Sorry to hear hear work’s wearing you down. Hopefully you’ll get back to a day shift with plenty of time left to enjoy the remaining baseball season. Sounds like the trade was basically a good one and yeah, no fire sale, so that’s a good thing.
I like my team! They frustrate me to no end, but I really didn’t want a mid-season blow up. We’ll struggle along until the off season. I’m more mentally prepared to handle a winter overhaul than a summer one.