LCBOY wrote: You think Vlad only wants to play for a losing team and not a winning team? That makes no sense.
Its not all THAT absurd...A-Rod went to the Rangers and they were and are a loser. Griffey went to Cincinatti who hadnt been winning I dont htink (though his reason was that was home) Maybe I'm wrong but Pudge Rodriguez was an FA signee with the Marlins who were losers before this year too, wasnt he? I'm just basing what I said on a couple different things I've heard...one that he may go to Baltimore (quote Peter Gammons who is a guru of the game, lol) and two, what really sticks out, is that word on Vlad personally is that hes a small town guy, doesnt like the exposure that is inevitable in a city like New York, Boston, Atlanta (which is who i meant when i said teams who are perenially first and/or second, sory if that was unclear) and is not likely to sign with a team who resides in a big metropolis.
There are more interesting things at work here thuogh...you're right, it would be stupid to sign with a team that stinks...but i think Vlad is a different kind of free agent, in that I don't expect him to automatically go to the highest bidder or the best team. Not that he wont, but I dont think its an automatic, ya know? Know what I think is MOST likely, is that, especially is the expos are in it till the end, ESPECIALLY if they go to San Juan or wherever, Vlad will stay put in Montreal. Seriuosly though, i think we're finding where he'll wind up is anybody's guess.
Rest in peace Mitch Hedberg. I name my fantasy team "Buoyancy of Citrus", in your honor.