I’m confused by this deal. Two things are obvious, or seem so: 1.) Johnny Estrada will be flipped elsewhere.2.) The Mets aren’t getting Johan Santana. Brian Schneider will team with Ramon Castro, perhaps as something close to a straight platoon, since they bat left and right, respectively. And since the Mets just signed Castro to
In watching baseball at work, I have the privilege — or the chore — of listening to all of the various broadcasting teams around the country. The Dodgers’ Vin Scully remains the cream of the crop and the last of the legends. There will never be another like him. Ever. Scully continues to fly solo,
Apparently for Sammy Sosa, the chance to reach 600 career home runs is not worth the “humiliation” of earning a roster spot in spring training or not being given a starting job. It’s been reported that Sosa is considering retiring rather than accepting the only contract offer he’s received this offseason, from the Washington Nationals.
It hasn’t happened in the minors since 1961. The Pacific Coast League hasn’t seen it since 1933. And the major leagues haven’t experienced it since 1941. It’s a .400 season, and Rick Short of the New Orleans Zephyrs is in pursuit. Short, a Washington Nationals farmhand, is just another feel-good story in the feel-good story
The fans in Washington have taken to the Nationals as everyone — outside of Peter Angelos — expected. You’ll even see some Expos caps in the crowd at RFK Stadium, as I did on Saturday, a sign that those who come out to the ballgame aren’t simply there because it’s the new fad in town.