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February 25, 2009

Tuesday Ramblings

Filed under: Ramblings — siddhant2001us @ 12:16 AM
  • Dustin Pedroia recently came out to say that the Sox would not miss Manny at all, and when he listed the players who would be the reason why they would not he completely ignored David Ortiz. First of all, I think he’s wrong. When you lose on of the greatest hitters of all time, you’re going to miss him no matter what. There is a lot more that you as a pitcher can do when you’re not worrying about a Manny Ramirez/ David Ortiz combo and that’s just the way it is.
  • Speaking of which, why is it that when people talk about how baseball is a sport of haves and have-nots, they never bring up the Red Sox? They always bring up the Yankees and that’s of course deserved, but they never bring up the Red Sox who, by the way Dustin Pedroia, have amazing pitching depth as a result of them going out and spending whatever they want on pitchers. Anytime you take an 8 million dollar flier on John Smoltz to maybe be your fifth starter, you have officially joined the spending level of the Yankees.
  • That being said, who cares? If you are the fan of a team, don’t you want them spending all of the money you put into the team by buying tickets, hats, food, drinks, jerseys, etc on the team? Trust me there is nothing more painful then putting your hopes on a team that decides its better to sign the cheaper Ray Durham to protect Barry Bonds than spend the money they have made from selling out consistently on someone like Vlad Guerrero. Yeah, I’m still not completely over that.
  •  Albert Haynesworth is reportedly signing with the Washington Redskins which a huge coup for them. Think about all the other teams in their division and what that completely hampers. You think Brandon Jacobs (if he resigns) Marion Barber or Brian Westbrook will find themselves running in the middle much next season against Washington? I know it’s only one signing, but expect Washington to make the playoffs next season. That’s how good and valuable Haynesworth is.
  • Nmandi Asomugha is really good, but is he really a top five player in the NFL? Personally, it’s not my money and I don’t care. I’m just really happy to see him and Shane Lecher resigning with the Raiders. Having a cornerback like that means the opposing QB has just the other half of the field to throw to. I heard this quote from somewhere so I’m going to repeat it: “Two-thirds of the world is covered by water. The rest is covered by Nmandi Asomugha.”
  • Gutsy move by Donovan McNabb, but also the right one. There are a lot of teams that could use a good quarterback. If a team that has frequently discussed replacing him over the last few years doesn’t want to pay to improve, why should McNabb waste his time going there? You know who would welcome McNabb if the Eagles decide this demand is too high? The Niners, Lions, Seahawks, Chiefs, Jets, and those are just the names I could come up with in ten seconds.
  •  The big news in the NBA today is that Stephon Marbury has been cut by the Knicks. Again I think this is a dumb move by the Knicks, but it is what it is. As a Lakers fan, I am not to thrilled to see him probably go to the Celtics and give Rondo the ability to play fewer minutes and save himself a bit for the playoffs.
  • Speaking of the Celtics, I love their move to sign Mikki Moore. He’s not a great rebounder, but he just strikes me, after reading some farewell posts by Kings fans, as one of those great chemistry guys who helps you even more off the court. I’m not looking forward to facing a Celtics team that could be bolstered by both Moore and Marbury.
  • Apparently the Grizzlies turned down an offer from Phoenix that had Rudy Gay, Hakim Warrick, and Mike Conley going to the Suns for Amar’e Stoudamire. I’m shocked. A Mayo-Stoudamire would have been quite something. From what I understand, Memphis back out due to concerns that Stoudamire wouldn’t resign, which is just ridiculous. It is more likely that the Grizzlies didn’t want to pay the huge extension that Stoudamire would have wanted. I think you have to make the trade especially since Mayo’s play has seemed so defeated these last few months. He truly seems to just be going through the motions, which is killing my fantasy team…er, I mean Grizzlies fans.
  • That’s all for today. Tune in next week for another set of Tuesday Ramblings.
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  1. […] JumpBall placed an interesting blog post on Tuesday RamblingsHere’s a brief overviewDustin Pedroia recently came out to say that the Sox would not miss Manny at all, and when he listed the players who would be the reason why they would not he completely ignored David Ortiz. First of all, I think he’s wrong. When you lose on of the greatest hitters of all time, you’re going to miss him no matter what. There is a lot more that you as a pitcher can do when you’re not worrying about a Manny Ramirez/ David Ortiz combo and that’s just the way it is. […]

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