Why not just bring back Bob Wickman or freaking Chris Reitsma?
We have to shoot higher than that if we are serious about filling that role. How about a package for Heath Bell or Francisco Cordero? Even Trevor Hoffman had 37 saves and a 1.83 ERA. Can we go get him?
Leah – my hope meter is a solid 6 for a game 7. I hope (and trust) that it’s firmly kitchen sink time regarding pitchers and that Charlie will throw anyone and everyone out there if the pitchers start struggling. I also hope that Lidge sees zero action.
The rumors keep flying about Lowe to the Cubs for Milton Bradley. Does Bobby have one last turn around a bad seed miracle in him?
More on the boardgame king (I stole this. Hope it’s accurate. It sounds accurate.)
Dugout confrontation with Indians manager Eric Wedge in spring training before getting traded to the Dodgers.
Slammed a plastic bottle at the feet of a fan in the right-field seats at Dodger Stadium after someone threw it onto the field. Bradley drew a five-game suspension. Also received four-game suspension for tossing a bag of balls onto the field after an ejection.
Feuded with infielder Jeff Kent, accusing him of being a racist, and prompted Dodgers to trade him that winter.
Bitter public disagreement with A’s general manager Billy Beane. After trade to Padres and in thick of pennant race, tore ACL in his right knee when he was spun to the ground by Padres manager Bud Black, who was trying to keep him from umpire Mike Winters. Bradley claimed he had been baited by Winters, who was suspended for the final five days of the regular season.
According to Dallas Morning News, Bradley attempted to confront Royals television announcer Ryan Lefebvre in the press box after a game due to what he believed were unfair comments made on the air. Texas manager Ron Washington and GM Jon Daniels chased after him and stopped Bradley before he got to Lefebvre.
“stable, healthy, enjoyable environment,” That screams Bobby Cox. And Bub…D.Lowe would be GONE! Switch hitter, 100 plus homers. I just remember being very afraid when he stepped up to the plate. I like it. I may eat my words later but I like it right now when he could come cheap. Plus maybe it will relieve Yunel from the pressure of being the least mature player in the clubhouse. That’s gotta be a lot of work and dude’s probably tired.
Ok…first of all, I meant hits not homers (no, I’m not an idiot), and last year wasn’t great. But maybe that was due to the unstable, unhealthy, unenjoyable environment. And Lowe would be gone. Maybe I’m just trade happy and super bored with the lack of news (ahem…and podcast) but it doesn’t sound terrible to me. Of course Curt will chime in and reiturate how terrible it is and add to your reasons why.
Due to my convulsions, cold sweats, and shakes brought on by lack of podcast I was checking out the blogs posted by you guys. Steve, your blog on the service for Skip left me in tears. Hammy’s page being “intentionally blank” makes me wonder if he’s a bit of a slacker.