Friday, July 4, 2008

No Elfs Needed

I've never, ever used this expression before, but when I read this, I threw up in my mouth a little bit.

"O's interested in Toronto's Eckstein"
Now, Eckstein does have a .360 OBP this year (along with a .348 SLG) but his defense is not good and he's making $4.5 million this year. I'm not saying that such a player wouldn't be an improvement for this team; I'm just saying that giving up resources to upgrade at shortstop for the rest of this year doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Plus, the "gritty/scrappy/he's only 5 feet tall" references would get tiring in about 3 seconds. That said; if they could get him for a bag of balls then I would learn to deal with it.

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