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Angels, Blue Jays, and Rays

Yes, those are names of baseball teams and not the title of a children’s book. If it does become one, you should know where to send the royalties.

The Angels lost in the biding wars of Adrian Beltre and Carl Crawford. So what did they do next?  The Angels aquired Vernon Wells from the Blue Jays. Only A-rod will make more money in 2011 than Vernon friggin Wells, who will make over 23 million in 2011. Seriously? The man is now 32, and his rediculous contract goes through 2014. What else is super cool about this deal for the Angels? Wells has hit .188 at Angels Stadium.

The Blue Jays get Juan Rivera and Mike Napoli. Not exactly household names for a novice fan, but good value none the less. Both are due roughly 5.3 million in 2011. I predict that this move will DRASTICALLY up the fantasy value of Mike Napoli. Toronto has a great hitters park, and he should get much more ab’s there than what Scioscia was giving him in Aneheim. Catcher is a very thin offensive position, and Napoli has elite power, especially for the position.

Juan Rivera  should also see an increase in offensive production in Toronto, especailly if Jose Bautista can play more 3b than OF, which I believe the Jays will try.

The Rays are now without Carl Crawford and Carlos Pena. So they signed Manny (I think this medication is making me menstrate?) Ramirez, and Johnny (throws like a girl) Damon. The best catch I can remeber Manny ever making is when he DOVE to cut off Damons weak throw from center while in Boston. Ramirez is 38, and Damon is 37 years old. Manny will be paid 2 million this season and Damon 5.25 million. But that’s not all! Damon has in his contract an attendance incentive wortth 750k. Uhmmm? So while the pepole in St. Petersburg were already not showing up to watch good baseball from the forementioned players that are now gone, they will come to see these guys? You remember the part in Happy Gilmore when he says, “good call!” ever so sarcastically with eyes rolled back. My setiments exactly.

I would like to apologize to any females reading this. Comparing the way Damon throws to you all is rude and unfair, to you.


4 responses to “Angels, Blue Jays, and Rays

  1. dmills14 January 24, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    HAHA this is a great article. Makes perfect sense and makes for some good laughter. lol

  2. berger987 January 24, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    That was a great read. I’m not sure Tampa will ever be able to get Rays fans to the ballpark.

  3. thepidemic January 24, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Thanks guys. I agree about Tampa. It seems like once spring training is over, no one really goes to baseball games in Florida. They should move.

  4. thepidemic January 30, 2011 at 2:04 am

    Just when i thought the Blue jays were making a smart deal, they traded Napoli to the Rangers where he will receive 5.8 million. And what did the Jays get in return? Frank Fransisco, a very average relief pitcher (at best) for 4 million this year.


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