Mar 09

The JS hilarity continues

The A-Dub chat the other day speaks for itself, but this latest from Tom H has me seriously scratching my head.

You-know-who loves to provide links and quote blogs and other internet sites to ostensibly support his madness. Why do you think he didn't pass this one along to you folks? Isn't it interesting that he ignored this "source?"

And I'll pass along this bit of information that was not included in the mlb.com story to which I linked. Melvin was so upset about the baseless Peavy rumors that he called San Diego general manager Kevin Towers to let him know that the rumors weren't coming from the Brewers' end. I know that for a fact.

So, if the Brewers and Padres actually had been talking about Peavy, why would Melvin call Towers to make sure Towers knew that the baseless rumers weren't coming from Melvin?

And, this time I absolutely promise, on a stack of bibles, that this is my last word on the Peavy rumors. Between myself and you-know-who, only one person is right. And I think the rest of you know who that is.

I have almost 200 blogs on my Google Reader and I have no idea who "you-know-who" is. Reading the comments I think that he might be talking about one of the commenters, cauleys. Which is so beyond ridiculous that I wish it wasn't true. Do you really think Doug Melvin is bothered by a commenter, really?

The JS is a million dollar operation. Between the cheapshots, name calling and now dedicating posts to rogue commenters it's getting to be kind of embarassing. To quote a story from the future where the team is struggling "Where is the accountability?" There are thousands of people who would take these idiots jobs in a second and whoever their boss is needs to realize this. These guys are not irreplacable and even if they have incriminating photos of you, whatever blog they write for in the future will be so bad nobody is going to see them anyways.

Mar 09

This year’s Kapler Trots off into the sunset

Trot NixonI have to say that this comes as a bit of surprise to me, but Trot Nixon was released today. Trot's a player I have always liked for some reason and I would have liked to see him make the team. Unfortunately, Ken Macha stabbed him in the back.

"He came to me and he said that he had known me for a long time but that things were a little different between he and I in Spring Training here," Macha said. "But I said to him, 'No. 1, I am trying to get to know 56 different people here. The other thing is I wanted you to come in here and earn this spot yourself.'

"I consider Trot a friend and I'm proud of his career. I know his father and his wife, and if he does get on to play, I wish him well. If he doesn't, I told him it's equally difficult for everyone. When you love the game as much as he does, and as I did, it's tough to call it quits. I hope he catches on and gets to play this year."

This is just like when Billy had to release his hero in Little Big League.

Ken Macha

"How do you think I feel? You're my favorite ballplayer of all time! My friend Joey offered me a Wade Boggs and a Sammy Sosa card for you and I wouldn't do it."

Trot Nixon

"Is that supposed to make me feel better!?"

Mar 09

Let’s talk about Cubs man

simmons280The best thing for everyone involved would be for the Cubs to win a World Series so we don't have to hear about it anymore. Would the fans still be annoying? Of course, but they wouldn't be as annoying (we hope) and it'd be nice not to feel sorry for them everytime we see those "Central Divison champs" t-shirts year after year. Based on the predictions of pretty much everybody, they look to repeat this year by winning the Central and probably having the best record in the National League, again. Then, if history is any indicator they won't do anything in the playoffs. Again. We've been here before. This will happen again. It's kind of like The Matrix really.

Here's the thing though, the Cubs are fragile. Like really fragile. If a few things go wrong for them this season the Brewers (or someone else) could take this division. Nobody is talking about it, but the facts are there. There are serious red flags with this team. Continue reading →

Mar 09

Should we trade for Sal Fasano?

I mean, it's not like he's good or anything but there is something positively Harvey's Wallbangers about him that makes me want him on our team.

Sal Fasano

[Big League Stew]

Mar 09

Back to work

I've been pretty sick over here for a bit, but now we're back. Say, did you know that Opening Day is just 13 days away? And that the home opener at Miller Park is in just 17 days? Isn't that exciting? I am excited.