While the bad buzz on Torre’s book is permeating the web (even Buster Olney knocks him), we would like to stand up for Joe. Really people — Do you think they called Alex Rodriguez “A-Fraud?” Joe Torre obviously softened this for mass consumption. More likely tauntnames for A-Rod:
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The Mets are like the seasons. When summer turns into late September, you can count on there being a fall. The “heroes” change every year. Last September, Reyes disappointed. The year before, Beltran took a Wainwright curve ball that had more of the plate than the pitchfork that Prince Fielder uses for dinner.Please, blog, may I have some more?
James ‘Dr. Freeze’ Andrews – bah! Not when Canada’s finest caribou and shoulder surgeon can do it on the Canadian dime (worth $.09). Erik Bedard will go under the knife for what they are calling exploratory surgery. How appropriate for a pitcher that shares his name with a Viking.Please, blog, may I have some more?
What’s the difference between the ‘Stros and Stroh’s beer? The beer has an H. ‘Stros couldn’t manage one. While 110 pitches is a slight stretch for Zambrano given he had missed 2 starts to injury, that was just an exhibition game’s amount of work when Dusty was coaching him.Please, blog, may I have some more?
George Sherrill gave you a whole lot more than you should’ve expected. In fact, he gave you more than you should’ve expected by May. The rest? Icing. But that kind of rational and perspective-laden thinking can get you in trouble. Assuming you had him and need saves, you’ll need someone. Grab Jim Johnson.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Already sporting 2 of the top 3 NL windmills in Krispie Young and Mark Reynolds, the D-Backs traded for #5 Adam Dunn. Dunn will give you HR. Dunn will give you OBP. Everything else is ugly and it looks like the Reds just couldn’t take looking at it anymore.Please, blog, may I have some more?