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What In The Sam Heck Just Happened?

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In case you missed it:

Jacoby Ellsbury signed with the Yankees for a 7-year/$153 million deal.

The Rockies traded Dexter Fowler to the Astros for OF Brandon Barnes and OF Jordan Lyles.

Ricky Nolasco signed a 4-year deal with the Twins.

Brian McCann and the Yankees agreed to a 5-year deal.

The Rangers are trying to kill their (female) fans and traded Craig Gentry yesterday.

Tampa Bay acquired Ryan Hanigan (C, Reds) and Heath Bell.

Miami acquired Saltalamacchia.

John Axford remains unsigned.

Oh, and the Cubs named Eric Hinske as the new first base coach.

 

The baseball hot stove has been on fire! Like it or not, the Cubs haven’t done anything drastic thus far. Personally, I like it. I am mostly glad that Schierholtz hasn’t been in any major trade rumors. Samardzija has, but nothing intriguing or good has been offered for him. If the price is right I’d be glad to see him go… But that price would include a Jose Fernandez-type arm that nobody realizes is that great until he starts pitching. Is that too much to ask?

 

All of this craziness has kept the baseball side of Twitter very interesting. News drops as soon as it happens and the rumor mills are constantly spinning. There is a lot of good information, reasonable and logical ideas for trades, and intelligent conversation.

On the other hand you have the people who say that AAA pitchers are old and washed up, and AA pitchers far superior. That being said, certain third basemen prospects who excelled in AA will do fine in the Majors because AAA performances mean nothing.

Ah, baseball. It brings out the best in us. It brings out the worst in us.

I miss it. I miss shaking my head and my fist at my TV when they do something dumb. I miss cheering over home runs that mean nothing.

But until then we can feast on ridiculous trades and speculations. And Christmas is coming soon! If you could give a (realistic) Christmas list to Theo and Jed, who would be on it? Do you have your Christmas shopping done? I do. I am so excited!

 

Until next Wednesday, I leave you with glad tidings of baseball news.

 

  • J.Bruffey

    I was hoping to see Ellsbury in a Cubs uniform, but only on a 3 to 4 yr deal which I knew he was getting more. Will we see a pinch hitting coach in our dugout this year with Hinske?!

    • PLCB3

      I said before the season Elsbury was worth 5/80 this winter but a World Series run would push him to 6/120. I would have given him the 5/80

  • J.Bruffey

    I was hoping to see Ellsbury in a Cubs uniform, but only on a 3 to 4 yr deal which I knew he was getting more. Will we see a pinch hitting coach in our dugout this year with Hinske?!

    • AC0000000

      I said before the season Elsbury was worth 5/80 this winter but a World Series run would push him to 6/120. I would have given him the 5/80

  • PLCB3

    Yankees way overpaid for Elsbury

    • Katie

      It’s worse than Soriano’s contract was with the Cubs. When I read I laughed and cried and cringed all at the same time.

  • AC0000000

    Yankees way overpaid for Elsbury

    • Katie

      It’s worse than Soriano’s contract was with the Cubs. When I read I laughed and cried and cringed all at the same time.

  • Doc Raker

    I know Sam Heck, nice kid, not to be confused with Samir Heckoppokas another Greek Town favorite that flamed out in AAA ball like a Ouzo soaked ball of cheese.

    • Seymour Butts

      I knew Sam Heck, and you Raker… are no Sam Heck!

      • Tomas Checkosky

        Sam Horn?

      • Sam Whom?

      • Jerry in Wisconsin

        Green eggs and ham, Sam I am.

      • MGAD

        Did someone say Sam Fuld?

      • PLCB3

        By far my favorite part of the GOP’s assault on ObamaCare

      • Doc Raker

        http://statewarshockey.stats.pointstreak.com/players-team-roster.html?teamid=442211&seasonid=10146

        I know I am not, neither are you. The Sam Heck I know has skillz, he was a teammate of my sons on Team California Inline. Some of those G’s for Sam Heck came from assist from Skillz Raker. Nice kid.

      • The Jr. Raker needs to reconsider his hockey hair. The Beetles haircut thing is awfully “party in front,” but the convention is “business in front, party in the back.”

      • Doc Raker

        That is a picture from 2010, Jr Raker is now sporting a shorter haircut these days, no mullet for Jr Raker.

      • cap’n pbvious

        If heredity has anything to do with it, Jr. Raker should relish every day that he still has a healthy head of hair…if he makes the NHL, he’ll at least be able to afford Alec Berg’s turf builder.

      • I guess that brings some sort of closure to the Rangers tickets mystery.. Berg must have been saving up for some plugs.

  • Doc Raker

    I know Sam Heck, nice kid, not to be confused with Samir Heckoppokas another Greek Town favorite that flamed out in AAA ball like a Ouzo soaked ball of cheese.

    • Seymour Butts

      I knew Sam Heck, and you Raker… are no Sam Heck!

      • Tomas Checkosky

        Sam Horn?

      • Sam Whom?

      • Jerry in Wisconsin

        Green eggs and ham, Sam I am.

      • MGAD

        Did someone say Sam Fuld?

      • AC0000000

        By far my favorite part of the GOP’s assault on ObamaCare

      • Doc Raker

        http://statewarshockey.stats.pointstreak.com/players-team-roster.html?teamid=442211&seasonid=10146

        I know I am not, neither are you. The Sam Heck I know has skillz, he was a teammate of my sons on Team California Inline. Some of those G’s for Sam Heck came from assist from Skillz Raker. Nice kid.

      • The Jr. Raker needs to reconsider his hockey hair. The Beetles haircut thing is awfully “party in front,” but the convention is “business in front, party in the back.”

      • Doc Raker

        That is a picture from 2010, Jr Raker is now sporting a shorter haircut these days, no mullet for Jr Raker.

      • cap’n pbvious

        If heredity has anything to do with it, Jr. Raker should relish every day that he still has a healthy head of hair…if he makes the NHL, he’ll at least be able to afford Alec Berg’s turf builder.

      • I guess that brings some sort of closure to the Rangers tickets mystery.. Berg must have been saving up for some plugs.

  • Glad you made it back, KC.

    • Katie

      Thanks, Swanson. It’s good to be back.

      • Doc Raker

        Did you get locked up?

      • Chuck

        I smell a nice move plot here…

      • Eddie Von White

        Or locked down?

      • PLCB3

        Were the little hooligans holding you hostage?

  • Glad you made it back, KC.

    • Katie

      Thanks, Swanson. It’s good to be back.

      • Doc Raker

        Did you get locked up?

      • Chuck

        I smell a nice move plot here…

      • Eddie Von White

        Or locked down?

      • AC0000000

        Were the little hooligans holding you hostage?