Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Memo To Jim:

Buddy, it's been a while. I trust your legal problems are behind you now? I haven't heard nor seen much of you lately. I hope that big, bad Stan lets you out soon. Did you see the way that bastard hogged the spotlight yesterday? He's even more shameless than you. At least you don't pretend to be above being a carnival barker.

At any rate, I wanted to discuss Ladson's latest. I'm assuming that he's doing what a good reporter would do and running around calling any available CFer with a warm pulse up to and including Andre Dawson and Eric Davis. (Calm down, buddy, that last one was a joke!)

I really hope it's that, and not that you're interested in the guy. He's a joke. He's just like Nook Logan, but with a bit more power, less of a batting eye, and more strikeouts. Remember how much you guys hated Wilkerson? Well take away his walks and power and there's your man.

So stay away!

By the way, are we going to exchange gifts again this year? I've got the perfect idea for Joy, but if you'd rather not go to the trouble, that's fine.

All the best -- C.


  • Can the Nats be so desperate to want an Oriole discard?

    Patterson is a lifetime .298 OBP guy, someone who teams up well with Guzman (.302 OBP) at the top of the lineup. He walks less than once a week!

    It look like a big-bucks CF is out of the question for a big market team that had a free $611 million ballpark gifted to them. So why not have an open tryout for CF?

    Just sign whole bunches of guys who have been injured, or who are some sort of rehab projects, or who flopped last season but who were good at the MLB level in the past, or who have shown promise at AAA but never quite make it at the MLB level.

    Just see who emerges. It worked a little for pitchers last season, and helped make the Nats almost respectable.

    On second thought, hey, maybe Patterson IS one of those mass tryout guys.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/14/2007 9:35 AM  

  • What's Luis Matos up to?

    By Blogger Unknown, at 11/14/2007 9:54 AM  

  • About 215, by the looks of him.

    By Blogger Nate, at 11/14/2007 10:50 AM  

  • Is Peter Bergeron available?


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/14/2007 12:12 PM  

  • Oh dear Lord, Bill Ladson has finally lost his senses. Corey Patterson?!? What's he worth on the open market? A bag of used batting practice balls?


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/14/2007 4:36 PM  

  • Bill Ladson's next article header should be 'Nats show no interest in Patterson'

    As this would confirm their reputation as being cheap and unambitious.

    Hope I'm just being cynical here, but is this the usual Ladson thing of eagerly writing about the front offices feigned interest in a high-priced, high calibre player, then preparing us for the worst when we pick up yet another discard?

    Why are we so interested in Patterson when Church is just as good and hey, cheaper?

    Could it be the the Lerner's still haven't forgiven him for that bone-headed 'Jews go to hell too' quote?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/15/2007 3:59 PM  

  • Of course, it could be worse:


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/19/2007 11:49 AM  

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