I am already going into post-Winter-Meetings-depression mode. That means dried apricots with whipped cream (very good) and staring dismally at the wall and pondering the meaning of life (not good at all). As I’ve said before, the Winter Meetings are pretty much my favorite time of the year so I’m always sad when they come to a close. But I can’t lie, right now I’m also a teensy bit happy. Because all that drama is a little unsustainable, you know? Which would explain the endless revolving door of reality shows on TV.
Anyhow, now all the GMs can go back to their cool offices and hang out in sporty-wanna-be-sunglasses, communicating by phone and email and all that. Probably for the best.
Today was obviously a big one, because both Pujols and C.J. have settled on the Angels of Anaheim and signed ten and five year deals respectively this morning.
Swish is a bit surprised. So am I.
At first I was in mega-Diamond-Girl-rage state because, yes, Dipoto we know you are new and want to show off a bit, but that’s kinda-sorta extreme.
But after a little while I went into mega-Diamond-Girl-mellow state and decided that the Rangers still have the division in the bag. I am sure of it. Positive affirmations go far, you know.
I was never huge on C.J. in the confidence department anyway and they’re going to have Albert long after the Kardashian’s get pulled off air and skinny jeans go the way of shoulder pads. This is for the best, Diamond Girl, this is for the best. (Me talking to myself, right there.)
“Our goal is to win, but within a responsible business model,” says Jon Daniels.
Everything will be okay.
With the Giants, meanwhile, I can’t say I am sure about everything being okay. Sabes says they’re done for the offseason (no Christmas gifts for use long-ish suffering fans?!) and that puts more than a few question marks on my world view. There is, unfortunately, only one first base on the diamond so Huff/Pill/Belt will have to fight that one out in the boxing ring, I guess, and then I’m a wee bit skeptical of Crawford at short and of the Cabrera/Pagan/Schierholtz outfield. Basically the whole team. No biggie.
But I’m all into them positive affirmations today, so you know what? I think the NL West is up for grabs and the Giants could very well grab it.
There. We are all leaving the Winter Meetings as winners.