Holy fuck shit, they just signed "steroids" Cabrera!!! Fucking awesome
Not a bad signing. I've said it before, but I believe most athletes are juiced, still. Testing is so far behind the current steroid technology that the only people who get caught are the guys using last year's shit. Seriously, if you had a chance to triple your income by taking illegal corn chips, wait, this is probably the wrong crowd for this question.
I'm amazed the Blue Jays gave him so much money. I didn't think anyone would offer him more than $4 million on a one year deal.
I like what the Blue Jays are doing. They've been forced to play fourth fiddle in the east with the Yankees and Red Sox annually outspending everyone, and the Rays leading the league in how to run a franchise. Right when the Yankees and Red Sox are more vulnerable than they have been in the last decade, the Blue Jays apply the pressure.
Credit where credit is do... the Blue Jays are a vastly improved squad. They have gone from being mediocre to a team that should challenge for the AL East in under a week. Impressive stuff.
HOWEVER, I don't understand the Melky signing... the Blue Jays literally justed traded away a player notoriously known for being a clubhouse cancer (Yunel), then replaced him with someone known to be an even bigger clubhouse cancer. Forgive the drug pun here, but chemistry goes a long way --- and both Yunel and Melky have proved many times over that they offer very little of that.
Dee Gordon: May be the fastest guy in baseball. His problem, if he gets his glove on the ball, he has a hard time throwing it to first. He's young and inexpensive, so if he ever figured out how to actually play SS, he would have a lot of value.
Michael Bourn: Speedster who strikes out way too much. He's one of the biggest free agents out there, so it will take a lot of money to get him. He's a bad contract waiting to happen, so he's a perfect fit for the Mariners.
He's a bad contract waiting to happen, so he's a perfect fit for the Mariners.
Haha, for real. I was looking at the people they are talking about linked to the M's and pulling my hair out today. Some of the names included Mike Morse, Shin Soo Choo and Asdrubal Cabrera. Those dudes were all pretty much given away by us within the past 5 years.
Bay's contract is $1 million, half of which is guaranteed. It's surprising he landed a major league deal, but I guess Cleveland wanted him too, so the Mariners probably had to guarantee him $500,000 to get him there. Still funny, but I was hoping it would be Figgins Funny.
Mariners are looking at Josh Hamilton for three years. Too bad, I was really hoping they would be the typical Mariners, and offer him five years. A three year deal might not be too bad for them. Five years would be Figgins Funny.
Slusser hears the A's are close to signing Stephen Drew to a one year deal with a player option for 2014. That would be outstanding.