Well, not to get all I-told-you-so on you, but I did tell you so.
Let’s flash back to July 30th, 2011 at about 5:03 pm, when I posted a blog post titled, “An Epic Gathering of All 30 General Managers for a Round Table Chat About the Trade Deadline”. In it, all the GMs basically talked smac- that is, shop- with one another. What were Ed Wade’s words?
Ed Wade, Astros- I’ve loved working with all of you. Really, I have. If my job, ahem, something, ahem, happens to it. You all are the best. (At this point he takes out a blue and white checkered hankie and dabs his eyes.)
Theo Epstein, Red Sox- (Looking at Wade with distaste.) You know, Ed, your name has always reminded me of that odd Johnny Depp movie, Ed Wood? Remember it? It’s about the arguably worst film maker even. Ironic. (He smirks and pauses.) [cont.]
And while that may seem like it was Wade predicting his own demise, no, it was me. He didn’t really say that, I came up with it. Or at the very least, Theo did. Theo, who is now with the Cubbies. Huh. Times have changed.
Anyway, today it was announced that the ‘Stros have indeed fired him and are potentially, maybe, kinda-sorta considering Thad Levine for the job. I am selfish and want Levine to stay in Texas (wait, that doesn’t work. I mean, stay with the Rangers) forever after, but at the same time, I think he’s pretty fabulous and would probably do good things for the Astros. Now that they’re in the AL, my Giants-half is just fine with them doing well.
And did you hear about CJ meeting with the Marlins? I will spare you another player-meets-with-team script, but… those Marlins. Phew. They are courting with a capital C. Will it work? Will it flop? Tune in to [station] at [time] to see.