Tim Purpura said on the record in the Chronicle today that Biggio will NOT be a super sub, but will play full time either at second (too bad for “superprospect” Chris Burke, hunh) or in the OF (too bad for Astros fans.) Might could this have had anything to do with Gerry Hunsicker, uh, um, “resigning”?
The rumors that we trying to obtain Jose Cruz, Jr, from the DRays will not die. He’s a heck of a lot better fielder than Biggio, fer sher, but there hasta be a reason that teams keep getting rid of him….
as yall know, the Angels have signed 40 year old Steve Finley to play center for 2 years, so they are NOT in the market for Carlos Beltran. Which, as far as I can tell, means that it is us, the Yankees and the Cubs (if they can toss Sammy in someone else’s trash can.) I still don’t think George, or anyone else, is gonna give Carlos 10 years. So we’ll hafta see…..
I am not feeling real too positive about us being serious about signing Carlos – I think the game plan is to pretend to try, then let George grab him, say he cost too much money and George has more, just use Cruz (or some other cheapo guy like Burnitz) in right, and a combo (shudder) of Lance, Biggio and Taveras. McLean is seriously underestimating how angry the fans are gonna be with that strategy, ESPECIALLY with the newly increased ticket prices….