MLB Trade Deadline

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Hypocrite Radio

I spent nearly two hours of my life yesterday (which I unfortunately can never get back) listening to WFAN Knucklehead Radio and Mike Francesa, the station's resident blowhard/know-it-all/arrogant asshole/midday host basically rip C.C. Sabathia to pieces, and about how he was basically a user trying to get a similar type of deal from a West Coast team. Francesa even intimated that Sabathia was a something of a coward for not wanting to pitch in New York, and the "privilege" of being a New York Yankee. (Where's my barf bag?) The muttonhead Yankee fans jumped in, and they and Francesa basically hammered the same point over and over again:

"We don't want Sabathia. Get lost loser. We hope the Yankees don't sign him."

Well, surprise, surprise. The Yankees are right now on the verge of signing Sabathia (and his over 7.00 career ERA in the postseason) to a seven year, $160 million deal. (BTW, exactly WHO were the Yankees bidding against with this deal? The closest anyone came was Milwaukee, who offered 5 years and $100 million. It shows how desperate and insane this is.) I simply can't wait to listen to WFAN radio today and what the backpedalling Francesa and the jackass MFY fans will be saying today. And I can't wait for the first jackass who will call up and say the Yankees have won the World Series with this signing.

Wait, didn't they lock up another title when they acquired Mike Mussina? Jason Giambi? Hideki Matsui? Slappy? Randy Johnson? Bobby Abreu? Johnny Damon? (Titles in a Yankee uniform by all those players combined: zilch.)

Just like death and taxes, that is inevitable. Listening to mid-afternoon radio on WFAN is like looking at a car wreck. You shouldn't do it, but you can't help but do it.

And yesterday, the Mets solved their closer situation, as they signed Francisco Rodriguez to a three-year, $37.5 million deal. Well, the Red Sox can't beat up on him in the postseason any more (unless we see another Red Sox-Mets World Series).

9 comments:

Suldog said...

Hmmmmmm. If K-Rod is close to the form he showed this year, that might finally get the Mets over the hump. I hope so. I'd love to see Sox-Mets again.

Michael Leggett said...

However, the Mets also need good setup men, as THAT was a PROBLEM

Steel36 said...

The Yankess slogan should be "All you need is cash."

Guess CC wanted to be a Dodger until he saw the $$$$ that The Yankees could offer.

RE: WFAN-it is a Blivet. 10 pounds of pooh in a 5 pound bag.

The Omnipotent Q said...

"All You Need is Cash" is already taken, as it's name of The Rutles immortal documentary...

Michael Macomber said...

This signing is too much like the Kevin Brown signing. And you are right, I think when they got A-rod I was watching Mike and the Mad Dog and a phrase that was repeated was: 162-0...well we all know how that worked out. When will the MFY learn that splashing money around isn't the way to do it, wasn't 1996 and following done, with a healthy farm system...oh well, it will only work in the Sox favor, I seem to remember them beating up on CC in the ALCS not too long ago.

The Omnipotent Q said...

To me they are just replacing Mussina with Sabathia, Michael. And I heard Michael Kay, that Yankee shill, on the TV today saying the Yankees have gotten away from what made them champions from a decade ago,and the last few years they have done just what they did between their championships of 1978 and 1996: adding superstar after superstar.

And guess which team Sabathia has had the least success against in the AL East? Yep, your Boston Red Sox.

Peter N said...

That's right, Q. All CC could do is replace the 20 victories from the Moose. Treading water? Will Manny be wearing pinstripes or are the Steinbrenner wallets running on empty? Questions without answers. I know one thing for sure...the Sox WILL land Teixeira. I just KNOW IT!

Steel36 said...

Memo from Hank Steinbrenner:

"Yankees to Major League Baseball: DROP DEAD"

Is Ed Whitson still available?

The Omnipotent Q said...

The immortal Eddie Lee "Trots" Whitson. Haven't heard that name in some time. Ah, from the good ol' days...