Friday, July 31, 2009

Let the V Mart Era Begin

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Trade deadline day 2009 brought the usual feelings; upset stomach, frantic checking of the Internet to see who went where, and the brief moment of panic around 3:50 pm where I wonder if the Yankees are getting Pujols, Manny, and Doc Halladay for Johnny Damon and a rosin bag.

Thankfully, none of the above happened. Boston picked up Victor Martinez from Cleveland for Justin Masterson and a couple of prospects and other than the fact Doc stayed in Toronto, I'm pretty happy with what went down.

Vic is a hitting machine, sounds like an all around good guy, and can throw a guy out a second. I love me some Tek (as witnessed by my header) but when an old lady with a walker AND osteoporosis can steal second on you it may be time to look elsewhere. He can also play first and DH, which considering Mikey may need to borrow the old ladies walker sometime in the next few weeks is huge.

Sox win in Baltimore, Pap gets the save in a "doesn't give Ted an ulcer" sort of way, and the Yankees are loosing to the White Sox as I type.

Not a bad way to end a Friday night.


Tree Newt said...

Yeah...but can he catch the old man's Bugs Bunny ball?

Ted D said...

Matt, I really hope so. Biggest thing is I don't think they know what they are going to get out of Mikey and his 89 year old hip.

Rich in the garage said...

::Straps on Viking Helmet::

First place by monday femal puppies!


Ted D said...

You are a strange, strange man.

But I like the way you think.

~**Dawn**~ said...

I still wish it had been Buchholz instead of Masterson but in Theo we trust right?

Ted D said...

Exactly, Dawn. I'm guessing more long term upside with Buchholz?

~**Dawn**~ said...

I wish he would do something to make me believe there even is an upside there!! Yesterday? Not so much. So far he's done nothing but prove he is a spectacular AAA pitcher. Actually, I think he's talented, but I am not sure he has the mental fortitude to succeed in Boston. He looks so deer-in-the-headlights out there...and then he starts with that maddening "toss to first...toss to first...toss to first..."

Ted D said...

I know what you mean, Dawn. It's sort of maddening to watch him pitch because at times he looks fantastic.

Not sure what they'll end up doing....