I know we haven't been posting much over the past few weeks, but there really hasn't been much to speak about. I know that chief signed a one year deal but really, that was going to happen anyways. It's an okay deal for the Nats really. I mean I'm not in love with Cordero as our closer. He's probably taken a few years off my life thus far, but we could do way worse.
That's not what has gotten me all hot and bothered though. No sir, that would be the negotiations between the Nationals and their oft maligned infielder, Felipe Lopez. Last year was a breakout year for Lopez...in his own eyes. After posting MVP type numbers of .245 BA .308 OBP and 24 steals, Lopez is asking for 5.2 million dollars for the 2008 season. WHAT A STEAL!!! This guy should be arrested for stealing. In what line of work could you consistently perform poorly at your job and then walk in to your employers office and as for a 33% percent raise!!! My parents obviously should have pushed me harder when I was a kid to play baseball. Just to put this in perspective, Troy Tulowitzki is on the verge of signing a 6-year 30 million dollar extension. That means he will make roughly the same as Flop this upcoming season. Does anyone see the madness here. I mean all Tulo did was become an integral part of a World Series team that closed the season with a ridiculous winning streak.
Guz, you better beat out Flop for the SS spot on our roster, I can stand to see that muppet playing for our team. I would be a crime against all of us who work hard at our jobs and get measly 3-5% raises each year.
Felipe Lopez kills my inner child.