Friday, November 30, 2007

Nats + Mets Trade = Uh Oh.


The Washington Nationals and New York Mets made an off season trade today (Friday 30 November, 2007), that has upset me. If this sort of thing goes on again I might have to switch to being a Dang Mets fan. The Mets traded outfielder Lastings Milledge for outfielder Ryan Church (one of my faves) and one of my Favorite Nationals ever catcher Brian Schneider. I first heard about the trade on my way home from work, I almost had a heart attack and crashed. Here is the Yahoo News article about the trade;_ylt=AgwiFA4jlwbvGQz1ioxhnqgRvLYF?slug=ap-mets-nationalstrade&prov=ap&type=lgns Both now Ex-Nationals are among my top faves especially Schneider-Man. IMO he is one of the most Underrated Catchers in the entire League, and is the number 5 catcher in picking off base stealers. Oh man the Nationals are going to be aching in the catching department, sure they have Jesus Florez but he is still a little green in my opinion, I think he needs another couple of years before he is a high caliber catcher. Dang it. Now I'm mixed about Church because although he is a pretty good outfielder he isn't great.

The Nationals think they are getting a great deal in the young Lastings Milledge, they mostly want him for his power hitting and the hope that he will solve their centerfield problems.

Dang it, Dang it, Dang it. Two of my favorite Nationals that I hoped would never be traded away. I used to think the same thing about closer Chad Cordero but I never imagined they would trade away someone like Schneider. Oh Man, I hope the Nats never ever trade away my other fave players first baseman Nick Johnson and third baseman Ryan Zimmerman. Well at least Ryan and Brian were not traded away to the Damn Yankees.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Late November Idiotic Babbling.

Have to get a November post in here sometime. Lately I've been up to my ears in doing other stuff. Some of it very productive and the rest of it like the rest of life, very unproductive but sometimes fun. I've been spending maybe too much time in some of my dabblings, especially the dabbling of my trading card collection. Trying to set up trades, or sell of some of the stuff I'm not that into anymore. The biggest problem with that though is that many of today's collectors go for the high end more expensive stuff, the game used memorabilia stuff, and autographs, how they can afford it I don't know, and most of my stuff is just old fashioned base. A lot of it Vintage (over 10 years old) or Old School (not quite as old as vintage). I also spent a few weeks running the lights for a theatre show a production of Little Shop of Horrors in Kensington, MD. Oh Speaking of musicals coming Christmas time the movie version of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street opens in theatres directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp. So it ain't going to be all cheery and happy.