Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Waiting for Johan

I got my World Series DVD in the mail today, and it's burning a hole in the case as we speak: So this will be short and sweet.

Apparently, we've basically got Johan Santana in a trade for Jon Lester, Coco Crisp, Justin Masterson, and Ryan Kalish, the latter two being top prospects in the minor league system. Except we really DON'T have him yet: there is the tiny matter of how big of a small third world country does he want to own? IF the trade happens, the Red Sox will have 72 hours to work out a contract extension: if they don't accomplish that, the deals off.

All this is doing wonders for my budding ulcer, by the way.

The Detroit Tigers DID make a major trade today. In exchange for 6 minor leaguers they received Miguel Cabrera AND Dontrell Willis, which automatically makes them the front runner in the AL Central for 2008. Bonus for the Red Sox? Neither one will play for the Yankees: at least next year, anyway.

Finally, Trot pulled the Christmas tree over on top of him today: Angie found him lying on the floor, tree laying on top of him, merrily playing with ornaments and lights and without a care in the world.

I'm starting to worry:

He may very well out-Rakes Rakes.


Tree Newt said...

Well, Christmas is coming early to RSN this year. I'm sad to see Lester go, though.

The Tigers just got REALLY scary.

And you are killing me with Trot stories! I can see him under the tree, just chillin! I think you're going to have to say Rakes is a lot like Trot, not the other way around.

Edge of Design said...

It was only a matter of time. Again, just a matter of time!!!!

Ted D said...

Mattie, the just got a LOT scary. Cabrera AND Willis? Jim Leyland just broke open a new carton of unfiltered Camels to celebrate.

I think Trot fooled us: he's quiet. Rakes is a human megaphone, where Trot is sneaky.

Edge, I agree with you. However, I'm afraid Angie may be thinking of making a run for it while there is still time.

Tex said...

Im gonna break a rib reading your blog. OH POD my sides are hurting from laughing so hard. I can just see him peeking through the limbs and just where was Rakes?? are you SURE Rakes didn't knock it over?? LOLOLOLOLOLOLLLLLL

ok I want to post my Santana christmas song...should I?

Ted D said...

Tex, through the tears, I'm laughing too. Rakes actually was sitting on the couch watching tv when Angie got to the living room. I may have to get the fingerprint kit out and dust the tree, though.

And yes, post the Santana song. I want to read it.

Tex said...

well ill email it...dont want to jinx it

Ted D said...

That is GREAT Tex: just got the email!

You have got to post that if the deal happens.

scott h said...

You are right Tex the new Santana Cd rocks. I didn't know you leaned that direction.

Jr all I can tell you is you are being punished for unforgiven sin.

You obviously have a illegitimate kid somewhere you need to claim so all this mayhem will stop.

Ted D said...

None that I know of, Bub.

I think it's a test of patience, myself.

HorshamScouse said...

Sitting here waiting for the other shoe to drop on the Santana deal, being entertained royally by Ted's Tales of Destruction.
Personally, I blame the parents:)

Some time ago, I had Trot marked as Jack Nicklaus's double, now I'm not so sure: I might have meant Jack Nicholson and I might have meant Rakes.

On the Detroit thing, Willis will have to adapt to the AL and to pitching in a proper ballpark. And fat guy Cabrera might have similar trouble. Check back at the ASB.

PS: Do I need to wear a cup at Christmas?

Ted D said...

Horsham, I'm glad we're supplying some entertainment! And you may have been just a tad off the mark.

I agree on Cabrera and Willis, to a point. They are both such tremendous talents that I think that wins out in the end.

And yes, pack a cup. And a helmet. And it wouldn't hurt to bring a tazer and/or some mace.

Just to be safe.

Tex said...

hey HS. just bring candy. lots of it. they'll be busy eating while you're the sugar rush will hit them once you're gone :)

Ted D said...

Horsham, whatever you do, DON'T BRING SUGAR.

I'm begging you, man.

You're REAL funny, Tex. ;)

Kay said...

Ted, I'm glad both of your hooligans are healthy after the tree debacle, no matter who actually yanked it down!

Shame on Tex for suggesting sugar for a treat from HS. Everyone knows you should bring small boys gifts that require batteries and make all kinds of annoying LOUD noises! :)


Ted D said...


They are fine: thankfully they are both hard headed.

And don't make me get onto you too: Horsham NO LOUD TOYS either!

Tex said...

honey they do NOT need loud toys. they ARE LOUD TOYS. Im telling ya. bring chocolate. dark chocolate.

Ted D said...

Tex, STOP IT. And while I agree with you that they are loud toys, if you keep it up, I'm sending them to Auntie Tex's house for a week this summer.

Tex said...

send em. I aint skeeered. dont you remember Auntie Tex has had nieces and nephews and a son for the last 37 years. I'll just send em back with candy

Ted D said...

Tex, I believe you when you say you aren't scared. However, you've never encountered the likes of these two.

I've got a sinking feeling they may turn the world of organized crime on it's ear one day.

HorshamScouse said...

Hear what you say about the sugar, Ted. I could manage a Taser though: someone showed me one at work the other day (I'm based at the Police College).

The Police Museum gift shop has handcuffs, I recall...

Not loud but could get quite annoying: