Woody looked done, he really did. Of course, he usually looked done last year. I really wish that he could have played for us when he was really good. Woody has said that although he has formally been put on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release, that he will retire and not play for another team. I wonder if this means he will forego his 6 mill salary this year…
Also, Quintero is being sent to AAA – Wade preferred to have Tomas Perez on the roster – not surprised one little bit. He’s been a great favorite of Wade for years, not sure why. Anyway, Quintero has to pass waivers, and if he does, he has the right to declare free agency if he prefers.
Jose Cruz, Jr. made the club, which is a good thing because we could use a reserve outfielder who can actually hit.
The pitching staff has been set too, with Paronto being optioned to AAA:
Starters: Oswalt, Backe, Wandy, Chacon, Sampson
Bullpen: Valverde, Villareal, Moehler, Geary, Borkowski, Brocail, Wright
So we’ll just have to see how the guys do this year. Like they say, it’s why they play out a long season…
Yall want to know how the game went today, don’t you? Well, in between getting the kids water, answering the kids questions, taking the kids to the bathroom, buying the kids water, taking the kids to the bathroom, Chacon gave up 2 solo homers, no one made any errors, Bourn, in a 2fer 30 slump didn’t start, every starter except Towles had a hit and Hitter Pence and Wiggy hit homers into the Crawford Boxes. Oh yes, and long explanations of why even if foul balls are hit farther than home runs, why they aren’t good enough to be home runs anyway. So a good time was had by all.
And yall want to know if, when we got home, the puppies were still there.