I know.. the site has been dreadfully slow lately. There really just isn't anything interesting to talk about. I mean, everyone is tired of steroids/clemens/tejada/mitchell report etc... and if you're not, then you are either A)not actively watching sportscenter/reading about sports, or B) have mental health issues. Okay, the B) part is probably just me being mean, but you get the drift.
For lack of anything better to post, here, take this little tidbit of information that you probably already knew about.
From here :
The Astros added two more players to the mix on Tuesday when they inked right-hander Brian Moehler and infielder/outfielder David Newhan to Minor League contracts. Both have received invitations to Major League Spring Training. Moehler, 36, returns to the Astros after spending the 2007 season with the club as a member of the bullpen. He was 1-4 with a 4.07 ERA while appearing in a career-high 42 games.Whoopidy doo dah.
TBurford says "Pitchers and catchers report in less than a month. I love just saying it."
And we love hearing it.
I'm so ready for something other than steroids... it will be nice to have some actual baseball being played, even if they are in meaningless(statistically) games.
So, is anyone thinking about making a trip to spring training? I'm sure Rastro will make a few games... hopefully he'll drop buy and give us a story or two. Me personally, I've never gotten a chance to go to spring training. I almost did last year, but unfortunately plans fell through and I didn't get to go. But one day I will.
In some non-Astros related news, the Mets look to have sealed the deal in getting Santana... but, there is a catch.
At a seemingly reasonable price -- swift outfielder Carlos Gomez and young pitchers Philip Humber, Kevin Mulvey and Deolis Guerra -- the Mets have satisfied the Twins. Now they have three days, beginning Tuesday, to satisfy Santana who, armed with a no-trade clause that can be as effective in these circumstances as his world class changeup, can veto the trade if the Mets don't make him happy.From here. Hello 5 years 100 million dollars?