Monday, March 17, 2014

Koyie Hill Acquired for No Reason

Carlos Ruiz- starting catcher.  Wil Nieves- MLB backup.  Cameron Rupp- waiting in Triple A.  Lou Marson- released.  Naturally, acquire a 35 year old catcher that can't hit, at all. 

Ruben Amaro, the mad genius that he is, got Koyie Hill from the Nationals for a player to be named later or cash considerations (basically, not too damn much).  Over 10 MLB seasons with the Cubs, Dodgers, Marlins, and Diamondbacks, he's hit .206/.553 in 331 games.  He's alright defensively, but has a negative WAR for his career (-2.5).  Yikes!  On the plus side, he's currently hitting .385/.928 in Spring Training, so maybe he's a late bloomer.  Ha, I kid, I kid.

Drink This:
Great Lakes came to the mid-state last summer, and they have a solid arsenal of brews.  My favorite to date is their Chillwave Double IPA.  Coming from an IPA aficionado, I must say this ranks up there with the likes of Heady Topper and Hopslam.  Yeah, it's that damn tasty.  Array of hops in this beast of a 2XIPA. Pine, grapefruit, floral. Tantalizing nose that comes through with the flavor. Slick mouth feel. Rating of 99 on Ratebeer. Go grab a case!