Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Beanonomics: A Rogue Manager Exploits The Hidden Side Of Everything

Once again, let us all worship at the altar of Billy Beane, who today picked up disgruntled Dodgers outfielder Milton Bradley for nothing. Well, fine, he traded Andre Ethier, the Texas League player of the year, to the Dodgers. So a highly valued prospect for a guy who is 27 and dislikes white people. Awesome. Just awesome.

Athletics Nation is happy with the deal, and so am I. Bradley's play is overshadowed by the fact that he is certifiable, but when healthy the guy gets on base. A lot. As Blez notes, all that is left for the A's to be prime contenders this season is Frank Thomas. With Johnny O having retired, no one in Major League Baseball has a sweeter swing than The Big Hurt. At least not in my opinion. Anyone else have an opinion on that? Maybe Papi when he swats a 400 ft. shot, but that is about it. And if anyone says Ichiro or Vladdie Daddy, I will come after them with a rusty coathanger. Or better yet, a Rusty Staub hangnail.


At 6:52 PM, Blogger Alex said...

Ken Griffey Jr. still has the most perfect swing I've ever seen.

At 7:12 PM, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

I disagree about it being the best, but it is a nice cut.

At 6:06 PM, Blogger Avi Schaumberg said...

Majestic: Bradley in the outfield; Swisher at first; Johnson at DH. This is starting to look like a team with real depth (as long as the Sportsline people get around to updating the depth chart.)


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