Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Back on Topps: Episode 101

I found this show on Youtube. It's hilarious. I can't believe that I've never heard of it until 30 minutes ago. It stars the Sklar brothers and the bald guy from the Sonic commercials. Enjoy.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I'm The GM: Cubs Edition June 2010

BY: Guido

Well, if I'm the new GM then that means Hendry has been shown the door. Excellent.

My first move would be to declare the Cubs as sellers for the trading deadline. A-Ram, Soto, Marmol, Colvin, Byrd, and Marshall are untouchable in my book. Soriano, Zambrano, Fukudome, Silva, Dempster, and Lee are virtually unmovable and, unfortunately, the ones that need to be moved. Here's what I do:

I hang on to Lee. His contract is up at the end of the 2010 season so I would try and resign him. He isn't having a good year so he would be a cheap option. Of course this all depends on what Lee wants.

Soriano's contract is awful. There isn't anyway he can be moved. I would immediately start working him at second base in hopes that he will be comfortable enough to start the 2011 season there. Plus, when Soriano is hitting the ball, there isn't anyone better in baseball.

I'm keeping Castro at short and A-Ram at third. Castro is a building block for the future and we can chalk up 2010 as a fluke season for Aramis.

I would try and move Baker, Fontenot, and Tracy. I know I couldn't possibly get rid of all these guys, but I could try. Theriot would make for decent trade bait and he's only getting $2.6 mil per year.

The outfield will go Colvin in left, Byrd in center and Fukudome/Nady in right. This is a supreme outfield. Byrd is just in his prime and Colvin is realizing his potential. The other two...well you can't have three complete badasses.

The rotaion is gonna be the worst part to get a grip on. Dempster's contract isn't up until after the 2011 season. So he is locked down. Zambrano is under contract until after the 2012 season. Stuck with him. Lilly is in his last year of his 4yr $40 mil contract. He won't be cheap. I'd like to resign him but let's say he goes elsewhere. Silva will be a Cub until the end of the 2011 season. I don't resign Randy Wells. My rotaion would go: Lilly, Zambrano, Silva, Dempster and Cashner. I'd work Gorzelanny, Russel, Samardzija and Caridad out of the pen. Let Marshall work as the set-up man and Marmol as the closer.

I would not bring back Lou Piniella. I would not bring back Larry Rothschild. I would not name Ryne Sandberg as the new manager. I would do everything in my power to sign Joe Girardi as the manager. If Girardi doesn't want it, I'll go after Bob Brenley. I would move Greg Maddux to pitching coach. Rudy Jarimillo and Alan Trammell will stay on in their respected positions. I would make Steve Stone the Resident Bad Ass of all Baseball Matters.

Now, I'm not saying instant World Series or even success. It may take a couple years. But in the end, the rewards would be bountiful.

More Cards on Ebay

By: Guido

I've posted some more cards on ebay for auction. The highlights include a 2010 Topps Hank Greenberg SP, a 2010 Topps Johnny Mize Hat Logo 81/99 and 2009 Bowman Orange refractor #'d 03/25 of Jonathan Waltenbury. We shall see...

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Lakers Win Title

By: Guido

I got home from work just in time to see the final 11 seconds, which just happens to be my NBA tolerance level. Thankfully, it only lasted 11 seconds. Just like Zach Wolf. The Lakers won. Whatever. NBA sucks.


By: Guido

Well, I figured I'd have some time this weekend to add a bunch of cards to the list and maybe contribute some fun to the blog. Luckily, I purchased two Cubs tickets for tomorrows game. So, look for a write up early to mid next week similar to my Cards/Astros post.

I am hitting a flea market on Sunday in Bloomington. Maybe I'll find some bad ass cards there...Not that I need anymore...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Ball Cards and Strasburg/EBAY

By: Guido

As you can see to your right, I am putting some baseball card funsies on her for anyone who is interested in those sorts of things...trades and such. By the way, I did pretty good on my Strasburg ebay auctions. The Bowman Chrome went for $32, the Bowman base for $19 and the Tristar Crystal Baller for $4. Not too bad. All the buyers paid within 24hrs and I got the cards mailed out earlier this afternoon.

I had put a some SAGE HIT autos on ebay that didn't sell and a couple Griffey Chrome Hertitage. I'll add them to the lists on the right here in a few days since I'm off all damn weekend. I've alot of goodies I need to add to the trade/sell list I'm gonna start. I know your nipples are getting hard thinking about it. And yes Harvey, I do have some Braves players to add that I know you'll just be "chipper" about.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Rich Franklin Post UFC 115

If you didn't know, Rich suffered a broken left arm half way through the first round in his bout with Chuck Liddell this past weekend. Rich blocked a high kick 2 minutes into the fight and his forearm broke. He immediately shook the arm and kept fighting even though he knew it was broken. It seems these days that anyone who can throw a punch can knock Liddell out, but how many people would want to attempt going 3 rounds with a broken arm?

Monday, June 14, 2010

Strasburg on Ebay

By: Guido

I recently pulled two Stephen Strasburg cards from the 2010 Bowman product. I put them on ebay because to me, Strasburg shit is gonna so overly manufactured here in a year or two that it wont be worth squat. If I'm wrong, then I'm wrong. Sure, his pitches are nasty but this is the way I feel. For whatever reason, the site isn't letting me insert a link. It never does. I'll let you know how the sales go. If you want to look it up, my seller ID is clay9883. Hey, bid on something if you like.