Friday, January 18, 2008

Bronson Kiheimahanaomauiakeo Sardinha Beats Doug Mientkiewicz in Spelling Contest

Looks like Bronson Kiheimahanaomauiakeo Sardinha was picked up by the Seattle Mariners. The Yankees wanted to sign him after they dropped him from the roster, but I'm sure with Tabata and Jackson coming up, Bronson didn't see much of a future with the Yankees. Bronson played shortly last season going 3 for 9 (.333 batting average) with 2 RBI's, and was on the post season roster. Although those numbers don't sound so intimidating, if you were to project those numbers over the course of 600 at bats, the man would have 200 hits and 133 RBI's. Also, he'd walk 133 times and only strike out 66 times. That's not the kind of production you can let go.

The signing of Sardinha to the Mariners is especially devastating since the Twins were finally ready to ask for their plan c package of Sardinha, Igawa, and Farnsworth for Santana.

Besides playing with the Yankees, Sardinha is also known for taking Mientkiewicz place as having the most unspellable name on the roster. Ohlendorf landed a distant third.

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