I didn't think an extra week of Spring Training would matter but man.... it just accentuates the drag of this thing. Before you could distract yourself at this point with the build up to conference tourneys but now we're still finishing up the season.
Mattheus pitches some more innings!
Haren is feeling good!
It's fake baseball that doesn't matter and yet we have to talk about it because what else are we going to do? NOT talk about it?
worse, there's just more time for Boz to spout out nonsense like this column where he conveniently forget the Nats overpaid for their own egotistical malcontent (in arguably a position they didn't even need), Rafeal Soriano. If I wanted to do a "Boz job" on the Nats I'd also mention they paid a couple of kids 20+ million in total, one who blames every bad outing on something other than his pitching and then never talks about it, the other one who sprints around the bases in his Indian warpaint crying out for people to look at him so he can appear on another commerical lifting day-glo weights.
Not that I believe what I just said about Strasburg or Bryce, just that if you have an agenda to push (in Boz's case there's something overly special about the Nats) you can view things in a way that's favorable to your agenda. Let me flip the above.
"The Nats do what good teams do, strengthening a strength and taking some pressure off our young arms by bringing in the energy and drive of Rafeal Soriano to close. Forged in the pressure of playoff baseball in the AL East, he'll anchor what was already one of the best pens in baseball. But mostly they built this team the smart way, home growing talent like possibly the two most exciting young players in baseball. Strasburg brings a focus and determination to the team that it needs while his personality opposite, the enthusiastic Bryce Harper keeps things fun, hustling in a way we haven't seen from a player this talented since Charlie Hustle was diving head first into 3rd."
Gah gah gah. The truth is that every team has its mix and if they win, they tend to get along. If they lose they tend to argue. It really is that simple. If you want to pick on the Dodgers for bringing in a ton of high-priced talent that has failed to produce that makes sense. It's a huge gamble with a lot of $. If you want to start saying a guy telling you the truth about why players make contract decisions is emblematic of a team that will be unable to win because their high-priced parts just don't care enough, that's dumb.
I don't know what I'm trying to say.
Yes I do. START THE DAMN SEASON ALREADY. I need something real to talk about, not feelings and impressions.