The Eddie Kranepool Society

Monday, January 30, 2006

FRIAR MIKE Hey good for Mikey P. He did not want to pack it in but you have to think he would be better off in the AL where he could be a full time DH as his days behind the dish and over. I wish I knew what tapes Padres GM Kevin Towers was watching of Mike but they couldn't be from the 2005 season. Piazza has regressed the last 3 seasons due to injury and wear and tear I can't see him catching 100 games as the Pads think he can. The Padres had to be about Piazza's 5th choice of teams he'd liked to join (Mets, Highlanders, Angels, Blue Jays in that order) so it was slim pickin's for the future Hall of Famer. Piazza gets $2mil this year and there is a mutual option for $8mil for the 2007 season. That mutual option has as much chance to kick in as Hillary Clinton and Dick Cheney have of signing up for a pilates class together. (TO POST A COMMENT PLEASE CLICK ON THE TIME OF THIS POSTING) < |