December 22, 2004

Whatís The Deal?

The two most anticipated, complicated, deals of the baseball offseason- Randy Johnson-to-the-Yankees and Expos-to-Washington- have each seen their fortunes drift back and forth dramatically over the course of the past month or so. As of now, it appears the latter is done and the former is dead, but I really feel as though both are inevitable.

Iím really glad the politicians in DC were able to work out a deal for a stadium, rather than consign the Expos to a continuation of their three-year limbo. I wish the ones in Minnesota could do the same, but alas it appears weíll be stuck with no new revenues for the foreseeable future, and thus Luis Rivas in the starting lineup for another year.

Anyway, Eric was at the scheduled town hall meeting in DC the night of the stadium deal; always nice to witness history in the making, even if the mayor didnít end up showing up.

On the Unit front, the Dodgers may have pulled out of the ten-player, three-team megadeal, but fret not: Johnson will be a Yankee, even if it takes another third team dedicated to being Steinbrennerís bitch. The White Sox, certain to be a 100-game loser in í05, are an excellent candidate. I for one actually hope the trade goes through; if you ask me the Yankees can never have too many starting pitchers who make $10 million a year and were born before the Six-Day War.

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 22, 2004 06:27 PM

Thankfully the Dodgers regained some of their senses and pulled out of this idiotic tailspin.

Posted by: Jack at December 23, 2004 09:57 AM
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