We are rinsing and repeating today because Eugenio Velez signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers. As I said before, I am hoping he will get more play time and a legitimate chance, which the Giants just aren’t able to offer him right now. I wish he wasn’t going to be donning Dodger blue, but if he takes a little play time from Matt Kemp I won’t be at all adverse to that. There is a bright side to everything.
Meanwhile Cliffy is said to have signed a deal with the Phillies. As of this writing, the number of years and amount of money is not confirmed, though “sources” say it’s five years, $100 million. So he wasn’t going after that endlessly long contract after all. Interesting and refreshing. I’ll write more when I know more but for now I just have one other refreshing thing to share: yesterday, I mentioned Cliff Lee and the person I was talking to said, “Cliff who?” Some days- especially media circus days- I just love those non baseball fans. And yeah. This all surprised me too.
Brian Cashman/Hank Steinbrenner/Jon Daniels/Nolan Ryan/Chuck Greenberg will probably sleep better tonight, now that it’s all over. As well as Cliff himself. I think everyone involved in this is glad it’s over.
Good night, blogsphere.