Sunday, July 29, 2007

Well, that solves all our problems, then, doesn't it?

Failed Astros closer Dan Wheeler has been sent packing to baseball's Elephant Graveyard, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, in exchange for mild-hitting third baseman Ty Wigginton. This gives us one less inconsistent reliever and yet another third baseman.

We've got him for the rest of this season and the next two, which is good -- it won't be like the last time we got a third baseman from the Devil Rays, when we saw Aubrey Huff leave after only a few months. But I'm not sure Ty will be the final puzzle piece we'll need next season. (Yeah, next season. We're twelve games under .500, this season's long since over.)

But you know who has to be more than a little worried? Morgan Ensberg. You can't tell me they'd trade one of their favorite relief pitchers for a third baseman if they planned on giving the Voyeur a spot next year.

Of course, he has nothing to worry about. He's so fucking bad that he can't be traded anywhere. Baseball may be the only job in the country where truly despicable job performance actually guarantees you job security.

That, and working for the Bush Administration.

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