Thursday, January 15, 2009

Black Bart's Treasure

Gotta keep his girlish figure

When Kenny gets his man, Kenny gets his man. Sometimes he gets his man multiple times - hell, why not? And Kenny's latest post-post-post-prime acquisition?

Bartolo Colon, back from the dead. Or the fat. Or maybe both! I don't know what we're paying him, but it looks like it's going to be a one-year deal. Then again, we sort-of-maybe-almost-could-be signed him last year also, so I'm going to wait until I see details before calling this one 100% confirmed.

Even so, with Black Bart joining the rotation (he's going to lose his spot to Jeff Marquez? Please), we actually have a pseudo-respectable pitching corps. Barring any additional Kenny-gasms before the season starts, we're looking at:

#1. Buerhle
#2. Floyd
#3. Danks
#4. Colon
#5. Richard

That's really not that bad, especially when Richard will likely put together a very solid season. When Colon gets his usual injury, it would give Poreda a chance to step in, or hell, maybe Marquez. If Contreras comes back as a useful pitcher (ETA All Star Break), that's just icing on the cake.

Now if only we could get that whole "get on base and score runs" thing worked out...


stalkingerinandrews said...

And Chone Figgins signed with the Angels, so where's Kenny's next leadoff target? Brian Roberts? I don't know if I'm comfortable with the Gavin Floyd price tag.

Gepetto said...

Kenny won't go after either of those guys. Figgins was only available because he hadn't been paid his arbitration money yet.

If we get Figgins now, it'll be at the ASB.

Look for (wait for it) WHOEVER WINS THE 2B JOB to bat leadoff. You heard it here first, kids.