AFC Championship day. Can't say that I have high hopes right now, but at least I get to enjoy one more week of football. And it gets my mind off the idea of Gary Matthews Jr. starting in center field.
Meet the Mets
So, the Mets got one of the worst players in baseball to compete for a spot in their outfield. Matthew Carruth asks was Vernon Wells not available? Ted Berg is still banging his head against his desk over the Mets' process. Patrick Flood takes the air out of any of the easy reasons for Matthews.
Carlos Delgado is limping around first base. That's not a really good sign.
I kind of miss Chad Bradford too. Even if he didn't get the guy out, he was fun to watch.
Metstradamus has some incredibly weird dreams.
Around the NL East
The first manager of the Atlanta Braves and Hank Aaron's favorite, Bobby Bragan, has passed away at 92 years old.
Philadelphia has signed Jose Contreras to probably replace Clay Condrey.
Matt Stairs has left Philly and signed with San Diego.
The Nationals are shopping Josh Willingham to open up a spot in left field for Adam Dunn. That's right. Dunn back in left.
The Fashion Ump points out some of the worst uniforms of the 90s. The Rays' uniforms could not have helped in making that city hospitable to a MLB team.