11/08/2004: Return of Unit Watch?
As MLB's winter meetings fast approach, there's been a lot of speculation that's been bandied about as to the movement of various players. Lately, I've been reading hints that a number of commentators have speculated that Arizona Diamondbacks ace Randy Johnson could be coming to the Cardinals. E.g., from the New York Daily News (scroll down to the last three sentences of the section headed "Who's sorry now?"):
It's a real mess in Arizona and figures to get worse as the winter wears on. With the re-signing of Richie Sexson (for whom they gave Milwaukee six players) looking more and more unlikely, the D-Backs would seem to have no choice but to trade Randy Johnson and get whatever they can for him. The Cardinals, with a surplus of young, inexpensive pitching talent in Rick Ankiel, Danny Haren and Kiko Calero, look to be the best bet.And I wonder if that will cause a torrent of second guessing in Cardinal Nation ("What if we'd gotten the Unit back before the trading deadline?")
Coulda, woulda, shoulda, eh?
Len on 11.08.04 @ 06:48 AM CST