It’s the baseball offseason, and that means for me, a lack of interesting topics on which to opine.
Nick Swisher got traded to the Chicago White Sox yesterday. In return, the Oakland Athletics got a few good prospects (Ryan Sweeney, Gio Gonzalez, and Fautino De Los Santos) that should help speed along their rebuilding process. And the A’s have a few Swisher-types already (Dan Johnson, Travis Buck, Daric Barton), so he was expendable, albeit relatively cheap in his prime years.
In Phillies news, Chris Roberson was traded to the Baltimore Orioles for a scratch-off lottery ticket. Thanks for the .515 OPS in 69 Major League at-bats, I guess.
I’ve got a couple ideas floating in my head for an article on Babe Ruth, but I want to research it well, so it might be a bit until that hits the Internets.
I’ve also signed up to assist Nick Underhill of I’m Writing Sports with a new project he’s working on. To what extent I’ll be needed, I don’t know, but he’s a solid guy and I’m glad to help (though I hope it’s not helping him in the sense that he’ll look better hanging with uglier people).
So, that’s the agenda here, and I wanted to write something to push that holiday top-ten list off the top.
As a reward for reading this mindless drivel, you may watch this milk commercial starring basketball phenom Yi Jianlian.