The Offseason is Breaking My Heart
All right. Let’s get straight to the point here. This offseason is turning into a disaster of epic proportions. Plus I had to go to dictionary.com to look up how to spell proportion, which makes me all the crankier.
Let’s start with the crabbing, shall we? Bill Smith traded J.J. Hardy to Baltimore for two minor league pitchers. To add insult to injury, he gave them cash too, half a million smackers. How come he hates J.J.? Clearly he does, shipping him off to Baltimore. I was crabby last offseason when GoGo got sent off to Milwaukee, and was determined that J. J. was going to have to earn my love and admiration. He did just that, starting at TwinsFest, because he was friendly and adorable. Then I saw what a good shortstop he is, and that just cemented my love. Crud. The Orioles need to be nice to him, or I’m going to be royally peeved.
picture from onmilwaukee.com I couldn’t find one I liked of him in a Twins uniform, so here he is all decked out in Brewer-wear.
Ahem. Next up is Matty Guerrier. Ok, so he left voluntarily. Ok, so the super statty clear-eyed cynics are going to say it’s not a big loss. Phooey! I have it on good authority from some baseball friends that he’s a smartass, which I admire. Apparently he made Joe Nathan blush by agreeing with a slightly tipsy fan who proclaimed Joe “the hottest Twin.” He signed my son’s Gomez jersey before a game in ’09. He was also friendly at TwinsFest last year. Goodbye, Matty. I’ll miss you too! Good luck in LA.
picture from blog.prorumors.com