Motown Blues wrote:Unless I am missing something, I COMPLETELY disagree. This does not look like collusion AT ALL. Why do you all think it is? Because everyone has a Man-Crush on Joba the Hut? Whatever. Fine. The guy strikes out a lot of guys. HE HAS TWO WINS on the season, for *#%$@#'s sake. Furthermore, why is Rickie Weeks even playing in your league? HE'S HITTING .217!!!!!
Chill out, guy.
Why does it look like collusion?
First, because 2 of the 3 guys one guy got just came off of the WW within the last 2 days.
Second, because one of the guys just added (LaRoche) won't even play behind Howard and Loney.
Third, because one guy who would seem to be getting the better deal is in 3rd and the other in 11th.
Fourth, because the two guys are brothers.
Fifth, even though Mussina is having his best year in a long time, his ERA of 3.49 is almost a full run over Joba's ERA of 2.62.
Sixth, because Mussina has 74K's in 113.3 innings; Joba has 76K's in 65.3.
I'm not saying it definitely is or isn't, but to say that it does not look like collusion, "AT ALL" is to be in complete denial.
0-3 to 4-3. Worst choke in the history of baseball. Enough said.