Wednesday, May 04, 2005

The Day in M's-ness

Another day, another loss. M's go down to the Angels again 5-2. Sele looked a lot like Franklin and Meche in the first two games, handing out walks and two run homers like it was Christmas in Anahiem. Or Los Angeles. Or Oxnard. Or whereever.

On the transaction front, Choo goes back to Tacoma after his 3 ABs in 14 days and Dave Hansen comes up. And immediately gets into the game. So just on that alone, Hansen is an improvement. At least Grover is willing to use him.

To make room for Hansen on the 40 man roster, Pokey had to go on the 60 day DL. So we won't be seeing him anytime soon. Incidentally Valdez is 98th out of 99 in OPS among guys with enough ABs to qualify for the batting title. He's narrowly beating out Aaron Boone 483 to 469. For the 10,000th time , I 'll say it: Valdez wasn't a bad pickup as far as freely available talent goes. But he shows the M's utterly misjudged the fragility of Mr. Pokey Reese and their lack of a backup plan for when he got hurt. Reese hasn't played a full season in a long time....


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