Daily Archives: October 29, 2006

October 29, 2006

Johnson, the Missing Piece

According to Reds.com, David Weathers, Royce Clayton, and Jason Johnson are the first three players to file for free agency this off-season. The article goes on to say that Weathers may or may not be back, Clayton and Johnson probably won't.

Meanwhile, John Hickey of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer says that Johnson could be in the plans for the Mariners.

Seattle has had three consecutive last-place finishes, and if things are going to change, general manager Bill Bavasi and his crew see the need for an influx of starting pitching.

The market for quality starting pitching in free agency is relatively thin. The Mariners have interest in, among others, Jason Schmidt, Jason Johnson, Jeff Suppan and Adam Eaton, plus maybe Miguel Batista, Mark Buehrle or Ted Lilly.

Thin, indeed. Though Johnson was 0-0 with a 3.12 ERA for the Reds, I don't remember him being that good. Could be a tough season for acquisitions.

October 29, 2006

Checking in with the Card Blogs

It occurs to me that I used to converse with a bunch of Cardinals bloggers a lot more than I do now. Nowadays, I seem to run with a bunch of Cubs bloggers, and I've sort of lost touch with the old gang. So, let's take a moment to run down our list of Card blogs to see what's up. One would think they have a thing to two to talk about these days.

Bellyscratcher doesn't think that even such momentous occasions as a wedding or childbirth could be as wonderful as a World Series win. Certainly they are more common, so maybe she's right.

CardNilly makes a train noise about the whole thing. I'm not really sure what a train has to do with it, but I'm all for him doing whatever makes him happy.

Redbirdbrain promises photos and a video of the climactic moment in the coming days. I'm sure they're great, but not as good as the photos from Blogger Day.

viva el birdos has a lot to be thankful for. And since it's not lboros who wrote the most recent entry, you're treated to actual capitalization. Excellent for the readability.

Deadspin isn't technically a Card blog, I realize, but Will is a vocal fan and they do provide this excellent photo of Eckstein drinking Cuervo. And, like all of the blog seemed to, Deadspin promises more content on Monday. Methinks most Card fans are busy with other stuff this weekend.