Thursday, January 3, 2008

That Sound is Shane Slapping his Forehead


There are many things on this earth that im sure anger Shane. Well, this is one of them. The complete dismantling of his beloved Oakland Athletic, ERRR I mean formation of his Sacramento River Cats franchise. First it was Dan Haren, now its Nick Swisher and his mega-hottie girlfriend; traded to the Chicago Whitesox for 3 minor leaguers. Yes....MORE minor leagers. I know, "Man-Genius" Billy Beanne said this franchise is in a rebuilding phase, but come on man. Give this team a chance to compete. Mark Kotsay and Eric Chavez are pretty much it now for offense and yes, they spend more time in rehab than Linsay Lohan. But hey, at least he managed to grab a decent hitter in Ryan Sweeney.

I promise I will try to NOT have them ranked below Florida in tomorrow's power rankings. Key word is TRY!!

6 comments:

Shane Rollins said...

My first reaction was anger, but swisher was injured for the majority of last year. Perhaps we know something Chicago doesn't....

SayHey Kid said...

He started 150 games and put up extremely solid numbers. 106 Runs, 141 hits, 85 RBI. Other than his 262 batting average, he is the definition of moneyball.

I think this was a bad move by Beanne.

Shane Rollins said...

You're right, I think I'm thinking about Kotsay...yup, Kotsay only played 56 games.

Dews said...

You guys still have Jack "Born with a bat in his Hands" Cust though...

You'll be fine...

So says the guy whos team just gave up on Fiorentino for some 28 year old journeyman from Philly....

SayHey Kid said...

Its unlikely Cust will put up those numbers again, but if he does ill be the first to say something.

Yeh, Fiorentino has talent.......Im scratching my head as to the logic of that trade as well.

Dews said...

it wasn't even a trade, the O's designated him for assignment to make room on the 40 man roster...

I am not here to explain it as I am just as puzzled (as is mini-me MoDews) on the situation...