Dark Bilious Vapors

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07/27/2004: Unit Watch, Day whatever.....


Haven't kept this up for a while, because frankly, SNL pretty much worked the "Generalissimo Francisco Franco: Still Dead" line to death ages ago.

Last night, I endured ESPN's SportsCenter while killing time waiting for the Cards-Reds game to air, and IIRC they noted the D'backs weren't interested in any of the prospects in the Yankees farm system. An article in the New York Post parrots what appears to be the NY party line that has Johnson being fitted for pinstripes, while indulging in a bit of contradiction as to the desirability of Yankee prospects:

Since the Cardinals can't handle what remains on the 40-year-old Johnson's contract roughly $5.28 million this year and $16 million next year the Yankees are still the favorite. They were before an Arizona scout was quoted Monday, saying he liked the Yankees' top prospects. [Hmmmmmm...and what fantasy world is he living in? --LRC] Other Diamondback talent evaluators aren't as high on Triple-A catcher Dioner Navarro and second baseman Robinson Cano, but when it comes to crunch time, getting rid of Johnson's money will be the determining factor and the Yankees never lose battles where bucks are the main event.
IIRC, SportsCenter was speculating that there'd be an outright sale of Johnson for enough money that Arizona could go whole hog into the free agent market. Interesting speculation. I'd be curious to see how much that would be.

Speaking of last night's Cards-Reds game, I see that enduring the infamous Don Denkinger blown call of '85 has had one good result: watching 1B ump Tim Timmons blow the call (Timmons called Jim Edmonds out on an infield hit where replays showed that Edmonds was pretty clearly safe), resulting in Edmonds not being on base and scoring to win the game when he otherwise would have, I didn't find my blood pressure rising into the stratosphere like it did in '85.

Whos says you can't learn from experience?

Len on 07.27.04 @ 08:39 AM CST



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