Thursday, December 31, 2009

Quick and Dirty on New Year's Eve: Just the Way You Like It

Here's the quick and dirty updates around the league...

According to the NY Post, Sean Casey likes the Mets signing of Jason Bay because he's a team first player, and thinks he'll "rub off" on a team that looks to be individuals over the unit.

In the same article "a source with knowledge of the team's thinking", which is about as vague as you get (Do I count as that?), says the Mets are not as close to Molina as reported earlier in the week. Sorry Post, keep digging for anti-Mets articles to write.
, talked to the Cubs GM who seems to think that Zambrano negotiated the no-trade clause into his contract for a reason, and expects him to be on the Cubs this year. One word: Bummer.

Joe Arangure of says that Carlos Delgado is making his winter league debut Sunday. I bet there will be Mets representation there...

The Denver Post is saying that Torrealba is close to done as a member of the Rockies, as they are nearing a deal with Miguel Olivo. He and Ianetta will certainly put some pop into the catcher spot in that Colorado line up.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is saying that the Cardinals and Matt Holliday are working towards a deal, and that it's gaining momentum. The deal is being described as "potentially is the largest ever offered by the franchise." That'll make Albert Pujols' looming extension or free agency a lot more fun for the Cardinals (sarcasm). Whatever deal they give Holliday, Pujols deserves twice as much, because he is the best player in baseball, NO QUESTIONS ASKED. They better teach these two how to pitch and play 4 other positions because those two deals could potentially put a damper on future spending in the "Lou". On a bright note for the Cardinals, It'd be nice to know that they didn't give up Brett Wallace for nothing.

The Boston Globe said that Mike Lowell's surgery was a success and that his recovery should be 6-8 weeks. I hope the Mets call about getting him as a platoon partner with Murphy over at first base.


  1. I don't have much faith in Lowell at this point.

  2. It would be nice for the cards to spend all their money on Pujols and Holliday. Let's me wonder what will happen to Carpenter and Wainright.

  3. I don't think you should discount the value of Lowell. I realize you're not getting a stud here, BUT, Garko weren't better than Lowells...

  4. a cheap lowell would be a good solution to the 1B the very least, a solid bench option a la Marcus Thames.....hmmmm....wonder if HE's available???