Sunday, December 18, 2005

Flotsam and Jetsam

Miscellaneous thoughts and observations.

In today's NFL action I like the Steelers (now -4) and the Cowboys (+3)... Nothing says Merry Christmas like a Ron Mexico jersey and giant breasts... Reggie Bush to skip senior year - join NFL. In other news - water still wet. I mean who didn't expect this?... Folks in New England are feeling pretty good about the Patriots chances in the playoffs right about now. Talk abut peaking at the right time... The Red Sox are supposedly close to signing Rudy Seanez. I couldn't have been less impressed by this signing until I read this:
Since the 2004 All-Star break, Seanez has posted a 2.59 ERA with 121 strikeouts and just 33 walks in 93innings. He’s made 86 appearances during that span.
I'm also hoping that this signing paves the way for a David Wells and Guillermo Mota for Brad Penny of the Dodgers trade... Speaking of the Dodgers - Nomar is supposedly about to sign a one-year deal with the Dodgers - to play first base. I can see the merits of the deal but the fact is - the Dodger infield is now overcrowded. Bill Mueler was just signed to be the 3rd baseman. Rafael Furcal was signed to be the shortstop. Jeff Kent was signed last year to be the second baseman. Now Nomar is signed to play first. What will they do with Cesar Izturis when he gets healthy? If they move him to second - what do they do with Kent? What about Hee-Seop Choi who was part of the very unpopular Paul LoDuca trade? Although I would prefer to see David Wells traded for another starting pitcher - it can't be denied that the Red Sox do have needs at short and first those holes could be filled by Izturis and Choi. Even though he's hurt right now - Izturis could provide the Sox with a Gold Glove caliber shortstop at a very modest price ($7.5 million for the next two years) and Choi is left-handed while Kevin Youkilis is right handed paving the way for a platoon and greater flexibility at first...

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