In another move announced today,
Hank Blalock was signed to a 5 year contract
with the Rangers. Details (like $) haven’t been laid out yet – when they
will, I’ll update.
If you check out
my roster page for Arod, it has the
revised terms of his contract spelled out – there’s only one issue I’m unsure
about in it, so I’m fairly confident the revised terms are correct.
You know, it’s funny. I said
that if Arod wanted to not be here, then I didn’t want him here. That’s
obviously what’s happening, but the thing that frosts me most about this
entire fiasco – the absolute worst thing is this. We’re giving
money TO THE YANKEES. That’s unheard of. It’s bad
enough that we’re sending the best player in the game to the Evil Empire.
That’s bad. But to give the Yankees money? WHY? They
should be giving US money for the privilege of having the
best player in the game. Good riddance to a player who didn’t want to be
here. Best player or not, if you don’t want to be here, I don’t want
you. And that’s sad, because I really liked what he did ON THE
FIELD for us the last three years. Off the field he did next to
zero, but on the field, you couldn’t ask for any better.
Fortunately, my season ticket
package has the game of Friday, May 21st which is the first game the Yankees
play here this season. I normally don’t like going to Yankee games, as
it brings out a hell of a lot of obnoxious fans to the Ballpark (aka Yankee
fans). However, you can bet your ass I’ll be there for this one.
All I ask out of this is that we
put Soriano in center field, and leave Mike Young at second. Oh,
and use some of the money we saved on the Arod trade to tie up Blalock & Young
The funny thing is that at the
Mini Plan Season Ticket Holder function on Feb 7th, I got Arod to sign my 2001
All-Star Game unused baseball. It’s still cool, but it seems a bit