Winter Meetings – The Rich Get Richer

Curtis Granderson

Baseball held their annual Winter Meetings in Indianapolis over the past three days which are always interesting to the Hot Stove crowd.  This year’s edition featured a blockbuster trade and a few free agent signings, plus just enough rumors to make us all want baseball to come back.

Let’s review.

The Yankees acquired Curtis Granderson, the D’Backs acquired Edwin Jackson and Ian Kennedy , and the Tigers acquired Max Scherzer, Daniel Schlereth, Phil Coke and Austin Jackson in a three team trade.

The World Series Champs made their team even stronger by acquiring the speedy lefty Granderson to man center field for the next few years.  Granderson mashed 30 homers last year in Detroit, so there’s no telling what number he’ll reach at the new Yankee Stadium.  Than lineup is actually scarier now than it was last year.

Continue reading

Big Unit Wins 300

Randy Johnson

Randy Johnson

Yesterday, Randy Johnson became the 24th pitcher in big league history to win 300 games.  He may also be the last.  Johnson, a sure-fire first ballot Hall of Famer, beat the Washington Nationals 5-1 in the rain and in front of about 16 people.

With the win, Johnson cements his place as one of the greatest pitchers of all time.

Continue reading

2009 Baseball Previews – NL West

Since the first baseball game is tonight at 7 PM Central time, it’s probably a good idea for me to finish my final baseball preview.  Today we take a look at the NL West.  If you want to check your team’s division, you can look here: AL East, AL Central, AL West, NL East, NL Central.

Continue reading

%d bloggers like this: