Do I Smell Something Cooking On the Hot Stove?
Winter meetings are underway. The Rangers have aquired 2 pitchers from Detroit for Gerald Laird. WOOPTY F’ING DO! After i read the rundwn on the pitchers we got I am no more excited than I was, come on guys! Do something of note, please.
I also got my baseball juices in a boil after hearing from the one and only A-Fraud. He is gonna play for Puerto Rico in the WBC!? I know it is a made for TV publicity stunt, but to me it illustrates what is wrong with baseball. The fact that an American can play for another country due to a funky rule, just like the Olympics, I find as a slap in the face. How much PC do we need to have in sports? I hate A-rod. I make no bones about it. He crushed me many years ago and is (to me) the personification of everything that is wrong with todays players. Cherry picking what team to play for. Not doing the right thing but what will make the spotlight be focused on him. His playing for Puerto Rico tells me that the team is pretty good if ARod is willing to play for them. He is an individual and plays like one. He has not won anything as a team player. He gets great stats and plays a so-so third base, so in order for him to play for them the team must be good enough that he won’t get blamed for failure. By the way, he didn’t play in the last WBC because he couldn’t decide who to play for, the US or PR. what has changed other than the roster to make him decide to play with them?