Thursday, February 16, 2012

Flotsam and Jetsam

Miscellaneous thoughts and observations.

How can the Red Sox give new closer Andrew Bailey number 40 for his uniform. That was Calvin Schiraldi's number. Very bad juju... Insane rope swing... The things you learn on the Internet - according to Mental Floss dropping two aspirin tablets into a dead car battery might actually revive it... One big problem with Roy Oswalt that many people seem to be overlooking is the fact that he's a Type A free agent. That means the team signing him will lose a 1st round draft pick. If he wasn't going to cost a draft pick he's probably have a 1-year $10 million contract by now... I really like Dick Vermeil. I just do... I am surprised that no team has signed starter Chris Young. Sure he's coming off an injury and is not 100% yet but he has great upside and easily could be a solid number 3 starter for 20 or so starts this season... I couldn't help but laugh at this. Silly - I know - but sometimes silly is good.

EDIT: Roy Oswalt was classified as a Type-A free agent but since he was not offered arbitration by the Phillies he would not cost a team signing him a draft pick.