Tuesday, January 21, 2014

CC, Tanaka, and Sherman

CC has lost some weight, and since A-Rod has essentially gone away and Tanaka is taking his sweet time, this is news. It's sort of interesting, but not really. Interesting would be if CC was throwing side sessions and getting his fastball up to 98mph. It may make for a good Jenny Craig commercial, but this isn't much of a story right now.

Tanaka, leaning heavily on the Horowitz playbook, is making us wait for no reason for his decision about who to play for. As best I can tell, either his wife already made the decision for him or he's going to go to the highest bidder, so let's make with the decision already. If you want Jim Gray to ask you about it at a boys and girls club we can make that happen if it will speed things up. You're not black so you don't have to worry about the public backlash.

Since baseball is kind of quiet right now, much of my sports related attention is on the NFL, where I've decided I really like Richard Sherman. It's not so much because of the brief interview he gave in which he called out Michael Crabtree, but because of this response column he wrote for SportsIllustrated.com. Seems like a good guy, but even if he's not, at least he's interesting. Unlike baseball. And the Yankees roster. And you. I didn't want to say anything but someone has to or you'll keep telling that story over and over again. Just stop. Please.


Rich Mahogany said...

Tanaka chose the Yankees and a whole lot of money. The Yankees have now committed about half a billion in contracts and Tanaka's posting fee. So that means the Yankees must be a dominant team that will crush everyone for years to come. Except that they don't have a major league quality second baseman, third baseman, or shortstop when Jeter gets hurt.

Fernando Alejandro said...

It's true. More alarming is that this probably puts is in contention for 2014, but not for 2015 or any year thereafter. Cheers!

Rich Mahogany said...

Don't worry Fernando, ARod comes back in 2015!