Sunday, October 17, 2004
Picky Pachyderm Promoters: News From Oakland
In the Sept.25 game, Macha used Ricardo Rincon against Garret Anderson, despite Anderson being 5-for-11 lifetime against Rincon. Anderson doubled home the winning run. Macha explained after the game he had no other options, noting that Anderson was 4-for-11 against Arthur Rhodes.Well, that wasn't what you'd call an inSpeiered performance. (EI?) EiO also links to this Monster.com job listing from MLB.com: the A's need a new beat reporter. Not that Blez needs the money, but hey, it's a thought...
In reality, Anderson was 7-for-34 (.206) against Rhodes. The information was relayed to Macha the next day. Shortly thereafter, Macha held an animated discussion with Speier. Whether Macha would have used Rhodes isn't certain, but he wanted all the information at his disposal to be accurate.
Speaking of my blogfather, Blez notes Jermaine Dye is off the books, not a surprise given his $14 million option next year -- or a $1.5 million team buyout. For the -- at most -- 26 homers a year he's produced for the A's, that just wasn't worth it.
Update, No Rest For The Weary Dep't:
- Kerry is a she. Sorry for the mixup.
- She also isn't the author of Elephants, just a "photojournalist/researcher" who helps out.
Why do you refer to Blez as your "blogfather" when he does not run a blog? Not that his site is bad... It is just not a blog. It is a rehasing of mlb stories and a message board. You, on the other hand, have a blog.
On a side note, was that intentional listing the elephants in oakland site as a Giant's site?
Athletics Nation isn't a blog. It's a glorified message board. There's no real content there. Just conjecture and ridiculous comments by 'readers'.