Baseball is getting close. With the days until pitchers and catchers report to St. Lucie approaching single digits we're going to start hearing all sorts of puff pieces and ITBSOHL news. In today's papers we were treated to updates on Big Pelf and Josh Thole. Pelfrey seems to realize that the key to his success will be his sinker, you know, sinking. Josh Thole must realize that will lead to more balls in the dirt, because he's focusing on improving his defense. 90 wins, here we come.
On to ownership news. Michael Bloomberg is not interested in purchasing the Mets. Fine by me, I'm still holding out hope that when Buddy boy is gone and the Wilpons are forced out that the new commish will finally allow Mark Cuban into the club.
The Times pointed out today that Sandy Alderson hasn't had a whole lot of money to work with. We've noticed.
Speaking of large contracts (or the Mets lack of giving them out recently), FanGraphs took a look at the ten worst transactions this offseason. It certainly makes me smile to see that both the Nationals and the Phillies made the list once and the Minnows made it twice. Go NL East!
Rich Harden will not fall into the bad transaction category this season, as he will not pitch in 2012. I think it's safe to assume that every AAOP for next year will now include Harden on a minor league deal.
Finally for today, Jose Reyes auctioned his hair off for 10,000 dollars. The Wilpons are probably a bit upset that they didn't see that potential revenue stream first, but I bet they've now got an intern digging around in the Citi Field catacombs for the David Wright super helmet.