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.