Stauffer with the tricep/elbow injury that has too often turned into TJ surgery.
Moseley with a strained shoulder five innings into the season.
Maybe it'll be easier to deal with the bumps and bruises if I go along with the national pay-no-attention-trend. Tune in for the draft, keep an eye on a few kids in the minors, but otherwise go through this season in a fugue state. Somebody wake me if the next owner isn't a jackhole.
Yeah, true that. McCourt wants to borrow $200MM against what will be a $2-3 billion deal, no dice because TV revenues should stay with the team. But Moores gets $200MM up-front out of a $1 billion,... more
I think a major distinction with the McCourt deal was that the other owners already wanted him GONE. Real bad. He had already bled the Dodgers org dry and was basically trying to use the up-front... more
Might make things better this year McBain,Sun Apr 8 15:34
You feel bad for Stauffer & Moseley looking like they could miss a good chunk and possibly all of the season, though that's premature at this point. Replacing those two from Kelly, Bass, Wieland and... more
I don't think I've ever said this about another Padre-but it's time to cut Hudson. Seriously, pay him his money and tell him to go away. The whole act is just tired and I can't believe he's providing ... more
Personally, I think that's jumping the gun on Hudson. I'm thinking about this from the team's perspective. What are the odds some team loses their 2b and is willing to take Hudson come June or July... more
...But work ethic and effort are something I find important. Everything I've heard about Hudson is that he is just cashing a paycheck. Everything I've seen on the field points to him not caring where ... more
to my eyes he's been giving it his all defensively this year and has made plays that he wouldn't have made if he was going about it in a lackadaisical way. I agree they need to move on soon, but he's ... more
If there aren't 20 or 30 better 2b now, that was true over the winter as well. Given our record of unloading mediocre offensive players over the past few years, I'm not holding my breath. He and... more
It will be interesting to see how the Bartlett situation resolves. I don't think his option will vest, and doubt he lasts as the starting shortstop through June. He'll be dealt along with 80% of his... more