Baseball from the Shyster's point of view.
If I'm a NL GM I would really have to be blown away to take on Prince 'Destined to be a DH' Fielder as his youth is allwoing him to overcome his size but that will change soon. I grew up loving Boomer Scott and he certainly could pick the ball off the ground well on bad throws but his lack of mobility hurt in the field. Fielder appears to be a younger version of David Ortiz, the fun loving team leader that really helps make the team tick but has a limited role on the field but huge role in the clubhouse.
Playing devil's advocate, why wouldn't it be a good idea to trade a few prospects for Prince? You get a 40-50 HR guy on a three-year deal for below market cost. By the time he starts to crumble under his own weight, he'll be gone, and then you get the two draft picks. I wouldn't do it if I was a rebuilding team, but a contender shouldn't mind having him.
Oh, and why were you up at 5:55?
Dude -- take a walk back through the archives and look at the timestamps for my first 3-4 posts each day. They're always around that time. My alarm goes off at 5:20 each morning, and the first thing I do is sit down in front of the computer.Not that I enjoy it, really. It's just that my kids wake up around 6:30 or so, and if I haven't written anything by then, I'm not writing anything until after I get to work.
Ah, I see. I usually don't check those things, but for some reason, I happened to see that. Personally, 5:30 is way too early for me, but all the more power to you for doing it. You already had my undying admiration, so I guess you'll get my admiration in heaven, too.
Heaven is where I'll be if I keep waking up so damn early. One day, however, my kids will reach an age where waking up before dawn isn't fun for them, and when they will have no need for me to make their breakfast and get them dressed. When that happens, I'll be back to staying up until 2AM and sleeping until after 8.
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