The Philidelphia Phillies! The king of all dick moves in sports has reached a new low in baseball. Now salary dumps are normal and teams are willing to trade stars or good players for players with expiring contracts in order to free cap for one reason or the other. I generally don’t complain about those things because they make those trades with the future in mind.
But what did the Phillies trade RHP Mike Cisco to the Angels for?
If you watched that enjoyable beat down that the NY Yankees took at the hands of the ALCS champs and ALCS MVP Delmon Young, you noticed a few things outside of the Detroit Tigers dominance. Namely the ineptitude of the Yankees roster. It is the implosion that many of us (including this writer) have been waiting for and sacrificing animals to the baseball gods for. Look, as a Reds fan I hate the Cardinals…I truly do, but I hate the Yankees even more. I cannot explain my hatred for them. It rivals my hatred for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The sad part is, it isn’t even mostly because of the players. It’s the fans…ownership…the absolute “f–k the system” idea that the Yankees have run with for the past 2 decades. It’s like watching an empire fall and enjoying every moment of it. The best part of it, is that it’s not just 1 player or 1 pitcher…it is the whole damn team. Yes A-Rod was terrible, but so was everyone else. Delmon Young had more RBI’s in the series than the entire Yankees line-up. How screwed are the Yankees? Well, let’s take a look…
You’ve no doubt seen this picture at least once already. The now infamous call that destroyed the chances of the Atlanta Braves to move on from the 1-and-done Wild Card game has been trolled, ridiculed and decimated by pundents and press alike. If you haven’t seen the terrible play, then check it out right here.