Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Rant #405: You Think I Have Problems?

No, I still don't have the Internet at home, so I am continuing to do these Rants at another computer.

But heck, do you think I have problems?

What about the New York Yankees, the Texas Rangers, the New York Mets, and just about every other major league baseball team except for the Philadelphia Phillies?

As you probably know, Cliff Lee, the highly touted--and recruited--pitcher, just signed with the Phillies.

He is making millions with this deal, and could have made many more millions by signing with the Yankees or Rangers, but he chose to join a rotation that is stacked with No. 1 starters, including Cy Young's Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt and Cole Hammels.

The Yankees and Rangers really lost out, because they were pursuing this guy. Now they have to start over, and plug pitching holes with guys who don't nearly measure up to Lee.

The Mets lose out because the Phillies are in their division. But it isn't just the Mets, it's the Nationals, Braves, Marlins ... well, maybe the entire National League because there is no way the Phillies won't go to the World Series now with this starting rotation in place.

Of course, you don't play games on paper, but they look real good.

I think the Yankees will hold their own in the ultra-tough American League East, although the Red Sox have greatly improved themselves. The Rays, the Blue Jays and the Orioles figure to be tough, but I think the Yankees will win out, or at least get into the playoffs again.

The rest of the American League is good, not great, so I would say that it would not surprise me at all if the Yankees and Phillies met in the World Series.

Wow! It's just 10 days before Christmas and I'm talking baseball.

Remember, pitchers and catchers report in February to spring training.

I can't wait.

And by that time, my Internet problem will hopefully be a thing of the past.

What, me worry?

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