Remember the incident during the 2007 season where Brett Myers blew up on a reporter? You know, the infamous "How do you spell retard?" episode. Well, I went rummaging through YouTube and found the relic. Ladies and gentlemen, the always classy Brett Myers...
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reported that the Phils are interested in lefty reliever Will Ohman. He'd be a welcome addition even if JC Romero wasn't facing that lengthy 50 game suspension. He'd pair up with fellow lefty Scott Eyre and help solidify an already solid relief corps. 2008 stats with Braves: 83 games, 3.68 era, 1.24 whip. Over his career, he's held lefthanded batters to a .197 batting average. Go get him Rube!
Plight of Bobby Abreu:
Our old buddy Bobby Abreu is still unemployed. My first instinct is to feel sorry for him, because I honestly liked the guy for the most part, but then I remember he raked in $16M last season and suddenly being jobless for him doesn't seem all that significant. At the beginning of the offseason, Abreu was seeking a 3 year deal in the neighborhood of $45M (that's an ritzy neighborhood, probably a gated community), but has since backed off that stance because of the dearth of suitors. It's now February with spring training beginning in a few weeks, so Bobby may have to swallow his pride and accept a one year pact. His former GM Ed Wade had this to say- "He’s still an All-Star-caliber player. He’s probably not the guy that stirs the drink, but if you have the ability to add Bobby Abreu to your lineup and your clubhouse, it’s going to make all the players around him better.” By golly, if I were the GM and signed him to my team, he damn well better man-up and become a swizzle stick and stir my drink!