Friday, November 23, 2007


Jason Kendall is continuing his tour of the NL Central by signing with the Brewers for a year or two. And now you can pencil the Cubs in for an NL Central repeat.

Blue Jays' pitcher Joe Kennedy died this morning of a possible brain aneurysm. Awful, awful news for the day after Thanksgiving (or any day, for that matter). RIP, Joe.

So, let's get this straight. Last year, the Angels signed the terribly overrated Gary Matthews Jr. to a 5 year/$50 million contract. Apparently, they weren't happy with that bit of ridiculous overspending, so they went out and inked Torii Hunter to a 5 year/$90 million deal this week. Mark my words, they will regret that deal. Hunter is overrated at the plate (he's slugged over .500 twice in his career and NEVER had an OBP of .340) and already declining in the field at the age of 31. Still, the Angels are paying him like a super-star. Bad idea.

Worse idea? 4 years and $19 million for Scott Linebrink. Umm, Doogie? TRADE RELIEVERS NOW!!!

The Indians and Mariners are signing or close to signing Japanese pitchers. The Pirates may or may not be trying something similar (and no, I don't mean Masumi Kuwata).