Monday, December 1, 2008

The glacial pace of the offseason

We have another full week before the Baseball Winter Meetings even get underway.

Which means another seven days of random speculation on A.J. Burnett; another seven days of people talking absolute shite about trading Roy Halladay; seven more days of hearing absolutely SFA of substance about the 2009 free agent class; seven more days of rehashed think pieces on Scott Boras and his influence on the game (Suggested title: Scott Boras - Is He the Devil? Or Something Far Far Worse?); seven more days of hearing how fat C.C. Sabathia is; seven more days of hearing experts say the following words: "Once the first major signing is made, that will set the market, and I think you'll see a lot of dominoes start to fall after that."...which is what passes for insight these days.

Now if you'll excuse us, we're pricing out a hyperbaric chamber for our apartment so that we can hibernate for the next few months in an oxygen rich environment while waiting for pitchers and catchers to report. Wish us luck.


Ian Hunter said...

I just took a look at the news ticker on the side. The Blue Jays news on the day was that Kevin Mench signed in Japan. I hate winter baseball droughts.

Darren Priest said...

I couldn't agree more, Tao, the news so far is ridiculously slow. The frequency with which I check the trade rumour sites has actually dropped below once a day. It used to be about three times/day.

Anonymous said...

Umm...that's an iceberg. Icebergs are bad 'cause they move a lot faster than glaciers.

Yes, yes, I know it was once part of a glacier, but if I didn't mention that you'd have to write back to tell me how dickish of me it was to point that out, which would just continue the cycle of dickishness. This way we can all be friends.

Tao of Stieb said...

Yeah, but you know what a picture of a glacier looks like? It looks like a hill with a bunch of dirty ice on it.

Icebergs are pretty.

Plus, we have it on good authority that this particular iceberg is only feet away from its original glacial beginnings.

Torgen said...

How will Uncle Ted's passing affect the team?

Tao of Stieb said...

Too soon to speculate.