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Monday, January 07, 2008

Monday Link-o-Rama

It's halftime at the BCS championship. I hate the long halftimes of these "special" games. Just play the game already.

Some links of interest...

The Pittsburgh Pirates are interested in Ron Villone.

The Yankees have hired Pete Mackanin as a major league scout. Mackanin was the Reds' interim manager, after Jerry Narron was fired. While the Reds promised he'd have a job if he needed it, he felt it would be awkward to go back to being a scout in the same organization where he'd been the manager.

I wonder if Bucky Dent's had any offers? He was fired along with Narron.

The SWB Yankees Blog has an overview of last year's Scranton team. Where they are now, etc. Pretty interesting. Very few players are left. Many were released or lost to free agency; some were called up or traded. (There's still no word on whether Sardinha will be back.)

A sad story here: Where Once Brooklyn Triumphed, a Tragic Scene.

I found this eBay auction curious. It's one of Bubba's game-used bats. Cracked, so it's cheap. The bat says "Yankees" on it, but it also has #16 on the knob. Which Bubba wore with the Reds in spring training and with the Bats in Louisville, but never wore with the Yanks. So he must have brought that bat with him from NY.

What I found interesting was that it was apparently bought at Redsfest last month. Seems a rather odd item for the Reds to be selling, since Bubba played only in spring training for them. Did they just sell everything that was left behind in the locker room or what?

Well, halftime is over and it's not looking good for the Buckeyes. Can't say I'm too broken-hearted. Hey, I'm a Michigan fan.

Hawai`i is losing June Jones. He's heading to Southern Methodist. They offered him a $10 million contract. Meanwhile, Hawai`i can't even afford soap for their locker rooms. Sigh.

posted by BubbaFan, 10:09 PM


The Sardinha thing is odd. Wasn't he a top pick just a few years ago?
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, January 07, 2008 11:49 PM  
Sardinha was the Yanks' #1 draft pick in 2001.

But he didn't do as well they'd hoped. Seven years to get to the big leagues is kind of a long time. Though he was drafted out of high school, and he's still pretty young.

The Yankees haven't given up on him. They want him back. I suspect he's the one who's hesitating. Probably hoping to latch on with a team where he has a better chance.

Baseball America came out with their list of top 10 Yankees prospects today, and almost everyone on it is either a RHP or an outfielder. There's not going to be a lot of opportunity for Sardinha with the Yankees.
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, January 08, 2008 12:16 AM  
Soooo, it'll basically be Graunke vs. the Florida Gators to start next season. =)
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, January 08, 2008 4:54 AM

Someone needs to let the Yanks know they might have enough players already.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, January 10, 2008 8:10 PM  
Interesting. It sounds like they're planning to trade Melky. For Santana?
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, January 10, 2008 8:21 PM  

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