Monday, July 31, 2006

Abreu Deal, a Total Schiavo

What a no-brainer of a trade. Brian Cashman deserves a parade.

The move likely squeezes Melky out of the starting lineup when Matsui returns, but I can't say that'll be the worst thing in the world. He'll still get his time in when Damon needs a rest and Joe wants to keep Hideki's mileage down...plus the idea of having someone of Melky's caliber as a fourth outfielder is a ridiculously comforting thought.

Having no guarantees that either Sheff or Matsui will return healthy, or at all, we just went from a right-field platoon of Guiel and Bernie and Bubba to Bobby Fucking Abreu. How could you go wrong there?

The real question is: Did Sheff beat someone senseless upon hearing the trade news? I wouldn't be surprised if he smacked around his wife, not so much from this trade, but more because he never quite got over the fact she had a filmed threesome with R Kelly.

Slack Link of the Day: Many of you already know Mel Gibson was arrested early Friday morning for driving under the influence. You may not know that he was driving under the influence of Jew blood.

And while that may or may not be factual, the Jewish God's honest truth is that he really did launch into the rantings of a crazy person, became enraged and somehow blamed the hook-nosed population for everything. All for a DUI. Normal stuff. Say it ain't so, Riggs.

Slack Song and Video of the Day: Musicians are cool. But albino musicians that play the keytar are even cooler. See for yourself in this video of the Edgar Winter Group playing Frankenstein on a 1973 British television show.



Try to not hum that tune for the rest of the day.

6 Comments:

At 11:34 AM, Blogger Some Dude said...

Great trade. Short porch in right field will hopefully work to his advantage and bring those home run numbers up. Like the fact that he has speed too and he gets on base a lot.

It's going to hurt Bernie's AB's a bit, but he's put up better numbers then just about everyone was expecting out of him.

 
At 1:30 PM, Anonymous johnny6 said...

For some reason after watching this video (sans sound) I found myself humming Peaches En Reglia all morning...weird

and hell yes Bobby Abreau, a patient moneyball player with speed, OBS and occasional power that makes it that much harder to get through the yankees lineup without serving up 20 pitches/inning. A great trade cash-man. Kudos? Yes, kudos.

 
At 4:10 PM, Blogger ethan said...

"It's going to hurt Bernie's AB's a bit"

i love bernie, but getting a replacement level player out of the lineup is always nice...

phenomenal trade. lidle will help as much as abreu.

 
At 4:35 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

And now we got Craig Wilson for Chacon, proving again that Cashman is awesome at life.

 
At 10:26 PM, Blogger Some Dude said...

Another great move by The Cash. Unfortunately I'm guessing The Alabama Slammer - Andy Phillips - is on his way back to Columbus.

It's amazing that a few weeks ago the whole Baseball Tonight crew had the Yankees not making the playoffs despite the fact that they were 3 1/2 behind the Sox and now people are lining up to annoint them the AL East champs.

 
At 10:05 AM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Sucks for Mr. Phillips.

 

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