Saturday, December 15, 2007

What Say You, Shania?


"Well, he gol' darn gone and done it!"

Correct.

No turning back now.

The Answer: Because he wants us all to remember him when he's gone.

The Question: Why did new Cardinals GM John Mozeliak get rid of Jim Edmonds and David Eckstein, arguably the two most popular players on the team, this off season?

Don't worry John, we'll remember you now. For good or for bad.

Because you'll either go down as the most brilliant GM in history...or flame out under even the likes of the terrible John Claiborne in the pre-Whitey late-70s era of forgettable baseball.

Can you say "hot seat"?

Let's see...he still has the disgruntled and oft-injured Scott Rolen, but Edmonds and Eckstein are expendable? I really can't believe he won't be far behind these two on the St. Louis exit rail.

I sure hope he has more up his sleeve this offseason than that signing of Cesar Izturis. Because this team is now definitely "his" team.

You gotta hand it to him, it will definitely be a blaze of something when he's gone- either glory or infamy.

2 comments:

Barb the Evil Genius said...

It sounds like you and the Twins fans are in the same boat. Or at least, neighboring boats.

Scottius Maximus said...

Barb!

Yeah, it's definitely a "reloading" year. I just hope it's not a "rebuilding" year.

I think this latest move is an acknowledgment that last year's two year contract was a mistake done by the previous GM. But, wow, it took guts. Edmonds is an icon in St. Louis. Practical and logical, yes. But emotionally disheartening also, to most fans.

This team's being gutted before our eyes. It had to happen, but it's never a pretty sight to watch a gutting of anything.