Joe Sheehan notes the lack of excitement in the postseason this year, in today’s Premium article. I coudn’t agree more. There hasn’t been a game, or a series yet that’s had any of that special flair of competitive, edge of your seat intensity, and with the Giants content to move ther chess pieces around instead of doing anything, I haven’t had much to say, or even think about baseball-wise.
The Yankees are saying they will not participate in the A-Rod circus, which means nothing. They still might anyway, but it does bear mentioning that, if Sabean really thinks he has the pitching all lined up, a bat like A-Rod’s could make all the difference in the world to a team in need of some offense, (if, by need, you mean, wandering in a desert looking for a home run).
Without the Yanks, common sense suggests the A-Rod express will struggle to get that $300 million deal, so maybe the Giants could get in for a 5 or 6 year offer. It’s hard to know, since, as you’ll recall, no one expected A-Rod to get that 10-year $252 million dollar deal from Texas back in the olden days of yore. Of course, everyone also should remember that that deal ended up being a huge albatross that only two teams could really afford to take on, and things are no different today. $30 million dollars a year for one player means that there are only a handful of teams that could bid on A-Rod, I’d say, the Cubs, the Red Sox, the Yanks, and possibly the LA Angels. Any others that I’m missing?