One Step Closer
Wow. News today that Matt Thornton was traded to Chicago for OF Joe Borchard has me nearly falling out of my chair in excitement. A few other tidbits that I shan't publicly share as well, keep boosting my excitement, and reinforcing my faith in Bavasi. George Sherill is now one huge step closer to being freed. Ignore his current ERA, and the fact that he's given up more HRs than he's K'd people. "GS52" will pull it all together and get back on track very soon.
Aside from the fact that "Thorn-in-George's-side-ton" is actually a decent guy that (unlike Ryan Franklin) realizes he needs a bit of work on his pitching, I'm excited to get some fresh blood in the OF corps. While Joe Borchard hasn't exactly impressed at the big-league level, he does have a decent minor league track record. And, having a switch-hitter on the bench will be nice. He'll be more useful to the M's than Matt Thornton ever would. And, even if he falls flat on his face, he'll inflict potentially less damage than Thornton would.
Usually Mondays are horrid for me. I hate 'em more than Garfield does. But this one's going to stay on my calendar for quite a bit...