Trevor logics himself into rooting for Tebow, Matthew challenges the bias against “exhibition games,” and Holly finds the mulleted link between the diamond and the rink.
Ben and Sam talk to Jonah Keri about his new book about the Montreal Expos, Up, Up & Away, as well as expansion draft strategy and spelling defense with a c.
A review of Jonah Keri’s “Up, Up & Away,” a history of the Montreal Expos.
With Vladimir Guerrero pondering Japan, Bill asks who will be the baseball’s final ex-Expo.
Gary Carter’s greatest moment in baseball was not any single hit or play, but just saying “Yes” at the right time.
Where do the Expos go after this year, or next yea
If the Bartolo Colon trade was some big Selig conspiracy, how come Minaya offered Colon a $50-million, four-year extension? Bud had to approve that contract. Only after Colon rejected it, did Minaya trade him. Why wasn’t that mentioned? Oh, I get it – if it’s A FACT but it doesn’t fit the conspiracy template/make Bud look bad in EVERY situation template – just ignore it.
The end always justifies the means when it is Bud we are attacking. I don’t mind opinionated journalists, but when you ignore important facts to make your argument look better, it destroys your credibility. Is BP’s urge to bash Bud that strong that you must always embellish your pro-MLBPA side and ignore facts that might weaken your argument?
Jonah Keri has ably analyzed the Colon trade and its ridiculousness for the Expos. I want to focus on the deal as an indicator of the shadiness and shame implied by the league’s ownership of the Expos.
Baseball ownership groups have for too long resembled Dark Age European royalty–closely related and weak. Hand-picked for convenience and agreeability rather than on any objective basis, they’ve given us undercapitalized owners like Steve Schott, lapdog owners like Jeff Loria, evil owners like Carl Pohlad.
Scot Hughes analyzes the rest of Montreal’s roster, which will probably be filled with players who are not yet arbitration-eligible.
One of the biggest questions this off-season has been what Major League Baseball will do with the Montreal Expos.