Hechavarria close to signing with Blue Jays
According to George A. King III, the Toronto Blue Jays are close to acquiring Cuban shortstop Adeinis Hechavarria for $10 million. Despite a strong interest from the Bombers, Adey apparently didn’t want to wait until Jeter hangs up his cleats to take over at short, and was unwilling to move to second base (if A-Rod is willing to switch positions for the Yanks, why wouldn’t this little shit?). WHAT?!?!?!?!? The Yankees missed out on signing a prized free agent — to a division rival? Everything I know is wrong…up is day, down is night. To make matters worse, the news comes on the heels of the Yankees looking like dogshit in a 10-5 loss to the Pirates (although they did show heart in the ninth inning).
It’s funny how after the team got rid of the best pitcher in baseball a coveted free agent WANTS to go and play there. Oh well it’s his loss; I hope he has fun finishing 20 games out of first place every single season.
On the bright side, at least he didn’t go to the Sox.
- In other potentially crippling news, Jeet and Mo could find themselves in the middle of the Roger Clemens/Andy Dick Brain McNamee episode. Great, just what this team needs — more PED-related distractions.
- In lighter news, there’s a great read from the Daily News on the upbringing of Mariano Rivera. The article is lengthy as a bastard, but well worth it.