And yes, also, Los Gigantes signed BOTH Pagan and Scutaro in the earliest days of the Winter Meetings. Merry Christmas, San Francisco. You deserve an early present. Enjoy. Pagan for $40mil, 4 years, Scoots for $20 over Three... That's sixty over seven for two proven performers, seasoned vets in key positions... Not bad, not bad at all, considering those last few years are write-offs. And as a leadoff combination, it's formidable. (Of course, 2013 will tell the tale, and we'll be there to watch it unfold. Oh yes we will.) Also, there's Joe Panik comin up, and he'll need a steady hand to shepherd him into our franchise at Second Base... Scutaro as a shoehorn, if you will. Not to mention Gary Brown and the Pagan influence. Very exciting. And what with locking down Affeldt early, and Wilson's value on the open market wavering, we're looking pretty set in the Winter Meetings. With an addition or two to the bullpen and perhaps acquiring a proper-swinging right-hand-hitting left fielder during the summer, well, then we're over the top. Knock wood. (Ooooh, me 'ead.) ....oooooh, quick aside: so would you like to know the secret thoughts of our collective heart? If so, you've happened upon the deepest secret garden of truth. It is this: Repeat Discreet. Feel the beat, party rockers. We are excited yet trepidatious regarding our prospects for 2013. We're holding off on prognostications and predictions til Spring Training rolls around again. But we're gonna kill it and win it all in 2014!! Every two years, Baby!! Not holding my breath for next season, though. But it could happen. It's always a dream of the future, SPORT.
So much for secrets...
LET'S Go GIANTS!!!
But to be truly honest, the less said about Arsenal at the moment, the better. Oooof. Tenth place we are in, sure, but six points separates tenth and third right now, in the English Premiere League Table. That's two wins (or losses) ~at three points a match~ between EIGHT teams. Very tight. This weekend will be awfully telling, as we here at the Arsenal face West Brom, who presently reside in fifth, and looked indomitable early on. Both teams need a win to stay relevant. Of course, We'll be there at 7am, at Danny Coyle's, to shout an sing an laugh an carouse... Good Times, people. Good Times indeed.