Well. That was depressing.
First the earthquake and tsunamis. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.
And then this article.
David Murphy: “I know for the time Chuck was here, he was an awesome guy. He seemed like he was steering in the right direction… it has been a constant revolving door around here. We’re used to people coming and going.”
Ian Kinsler: “Chuck was a great guy from the times that I talked to him. It seemed like he had some good ideas. Other than that, I don’t know what happened.”
Michael Young: “I like Chuck. Chuck is a good guy. Apart from that I don’t have anything to say.”
Jon Daniels: “Nothing has changed.”
We all like Chuck.
Chuck is a great guy.
We all have nothing else to say.
He was the coolest CEO around. He answered his fans on Twitter. Heck, he had a Twitter at all.
But we are used to people coming and going.
And we have nothing else to say.
p.s. Guess who? It actually took me a little while. Hashtag: #badfacialhair.
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.