Hot Stove News
Well the latest news out of Baltimore struck me a little strange today. I was expecting to have Jeremy Burnitz in the OF this upcoming season, as every sports news agency reported. It seems he decided to play for the Pirates, for some strange reason. Good for the Pirates. I can’t help think that this is a good thing for the Orioles. Yeah, the power is there, but I’m not really into a 36 year old player that has declining power numbers, a crappy batting average and enough K’s for two players.
What I find even more intriguing is this possible deal between the O’s and
the Red Sox. I would LOVE to have Manny Ramirez in the
outfield. We would get the same if not more production from him, plus they can then sign AGon to fill the SS vacancy. I was(am) wondering if Alex was going to find a starting gig somewhere. He has the D and a decent bat….better than some of the starters out there. This trade
would make perfect sense for both teams and make two disgruntled players hopefully happy. My real opinion is that the Orioles would make out big time in this deal especially if the Sox eat up some of the jingle on Manny’s contract.
The Marlins Imminent Breakup
Delgado to the Mets
Delgado to the O’s
Delgado to Everyone
Lowell AND Beckett to Texas for Blalock and either Diamond or Danks?
JP to the Cubs
Loduca to wherever
We still don’t know what’s going to happen. It’s apparent the Marlins need to cut payroll and as a fan, I understand. Few went to the games, even with superstar Delgado and a very promising team. I just hope for the sake of survival for south Florida baseball that it’s not all of the above. The rumor about Blalock amuses me because (A) we don’t need him, unless Delgado is gone, (B) we would be dissolving our only main strong point, the starting pitching and finally the really funny part,(C) it’s said Texas doesn’t want to give up Diamond or Danks in the deal. Um, what the heck is Ranger GM Jon Daniels thinking? To get a pitcher like Beckett by giving up ONE of your top pitching spects is a steal. Especially when the prospect didn’t have a great year. I for one am glad this is the case.
So, we all sit here and wait for the inevitable to happen, let’s just hope we can get Lastings Millege in this soon to be disaster.