Friday, January 28, 2011
It Didn't Slip Under the Radar, We Just Ignored the Blip
A few days ago it was reported that the Yankees signed former AL CY Young winner Bartolo Colon to a minor league deal. Some wondered why we at the RJG, who have been complaining about the lack of news all winter, would not report on this. The main reason is that this deal registered very low on the interest meter. Its kind of like when we signed Hideo Nomo a number of years back. Many don't even remember that, and those who do, don't care. But one interesting bit of baseball news comes from this article in the New York times. Kansas City pitcher Gil Meche is retiring and foregoing the $12 million on his contract for this year. He basically feels like if he can't help his team, he doesn't want any part of the paycheck. In this way he is the anti-Carl Pavano, but in fairness Carl Pavano did return to pitch, and pitch pretty well. Its just that he took a 4 year, $39.95 million rehab deal from the Yankees to return to form.