Just Show Me The Money!
For those of you who still have a soft spot for Manny Ramirez and yearn for Omar Minaya to land talented and controversial outfielder, here is what he had to say to reporters as he left the Los Angeles Dodger’s clubhouse for what could be the last time.
“I’m not talking, guys. I said all I had to say yesterday. I’ll send you guys a Christmas card. I think it was a great trade. I just want to go home and spend some time with my family. I want to see who is the highest bidder. Gas is up and so am I.”
I guess Manny didn’t know that oil has gone down by more than $50 a barrel in recent weeks.
And Winner Of The NL Cy Young Is…
On MetsBlog they blogged that according to a recent survey from Rasmussen Reports, 19% of baseball fans believe that Johan Santana should win the National League CY Young Award over Brandon Webb, Tim Lincecum and Ryan Dempster.
I couldn’t agree more… Johan was every bit as good if not better than any of the competition. If not for the failure of our bullpen this season, Santana could have easily won 21-22 games and we wouldn’t even be having this debate.
The Braves Are Looking For An Ace
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Atlanta Braves are in serious negotiations with the San Diego Padres about a blockbuster trade for ace right hander Jake Peavy.
Peavy, 27, has an 82-62 record and 3.25 ERA in 199 starts for San Diego, with a franchise-record 1,256 strikeouts in 1,261 innings. He won the Cy Young award in 2007 after leading the National League in wins (19), ERA (2.24) and strikeouts (240).
He’s under contract for four more years with salaries of $11 million in 2009, $15 million in 2010, $16 million in 2011 and $17 million in 2012, plus a $22 million option for 2013 with a $4 million buyout.
Wow… It’s getting really tough to compete in the NL East these days. If the Braves get Peavy, it will certainly change the landscape of the division next season. Hopefully this news motivates Omar to do something really drastic with the bottom of the rotation and the bullpen.