Saturday, July 24, 2010

Could Alex Gordon be a fit for the Padres?

As July 31 approaches, many speculate that the Padres will be a "buyer" at the trading deadline. The name I was looking for as a Padre fan, was David Dejesus. Well, since hes out of the picture there really isn't a whole lot to work with. Corey Hart, Jose Guillen and Luke Scott aren't exactly names that make me excited for a World Series run. But perhaps there is a dark horse candiate for the Padres to acquire. I throw out the name, Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals.

For those of you who aren't familiar with the work of Alex Gordon, I will break it down for you.

Alex, was the second overall pick in the 2005 Draft, and was heralded as the next George Brett. I remember watching Opening Day in 2007, and the fans in Kansas City gave the young man a standing ovation. While he hasn't completely been a bust, he has been a disappointment to say the least.

He has shown flashes of being a solid player, hitting 31 HR's in his first two seasons, something that would likely make him a clean-up hitter and the Padres lineup. Alex has also increased his value while being demoted to AAA earlier this season, by learning to play the outfield.

His stats in a demotion to AAA also merit attention, hitting .315, with 14 HR's and 44 RBI's and he's slugged a Pujols-like .577. He has ability to play the corner outfield, as well as the corners in the infield.

I feel that if you put this guy in the right situation, he could be primed for a breakout. It may be too late to get it together in Kansas City, but a trade to San Diego could be just what the doctor ordered.

He could get at bats playing a little left, take some at bats from Chase Headley(who's been a disappoinment himself) and even give the great Adrian Gonzalez a breather from time-to-time. He could make just as much of an impact as a has-been like Jose Guillen. Plus I have like 9 Alex Gordon rookie cards, so start mashing so I can sell those things!

Random Thoughts: My Trip to the Laundromat

Ah, laundry, one of my least favorite things to do on the planet. It's not so much the actual process, its the folding and the waiting. I am not privileged enough to have an adequate facility in my building, so I have to make the half-mile trek down the street to wash my underbritches and such. While there, I found several things that bugged me.

The first thing is the damn people that work there. The place is of decent size, yet no matter where I walk, boom, there's some motherfucker in my face. I go to take my clothes out of the washer, and who's there to greet me? The dump bitch is standing behind me mopping. Is it really necessary to mop the same spot every 5 minutes? I'm almost positive she was doing it just to fuck with me.

Outside of the Laundromat is fairly disguisting, since its next to a Mexican restaurant, and they have their horrid smelling grease-trap outside of the building. You walk out of your car, and boom, the smell hits you in the face like a left hook from Mike Tyson. Even when you are inside the building, the smell finds a way to grab you by the nuts when you're comfortably inside. Grease has to be one of the worst smelling things on the planet.

These factors are just more motivation to keep trying to better my life. It would be nice to wash my underwear and shirts, while i sit on the couch naked, eating a hot pocket, and watching yet another episode of Maury. You are not the Father!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Douchebag of the Week: Reggie Bush

Oh Reggie, Reggie, Reggie. What a fall from grace. Just five years ago, Reggie was leading USC to Pac-10 championships, winning the Heisman and of course gracing the cover of NCAA football '06. Then Reggie the great(insert sarcasm here) was drafted #2 overall by the New Orleans Saints. Everything seemed great for Mr. Wonderful, that is until this week.

For those of you haven't been following the situation, Reggie's family allegedly received over $300,000 in benefits from a sports marketing group, including a rent-free home for his family, and a new suit for Reggie to wear during the Heisman ceremony.

The findings through an NCAA investigation have caused USC to take Reggie's copy of the Heisman off of display at the university, and USC is also banned from the postseason in football for the next two seasons.

Poor USC fans. Imagine, all their games over the next two seasons are completely meaningless, because this idiot violated the rules. Reggie is going to make $8 million this year with the Saints, so don't cry for Reggie.

Not only is this guy an overrated primadonna, but he just ruined Saturdays for all of Los Angeles. Meanwhile, this jackass will be partying it up "in da club" with a bunch of big-bootyed hoe's . Some guys just have all the luck. I dare anyone to find a more overrated athlete than our first douchebag of the week. Congratulations Reggie, here's one award the NCAA can't take away!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Royals trade Alberto Callaspo to Angels

The Royals started the purge of veteran players, trading Alberto Callaspo to the Angels, for right-handed pitcher Sean O'Sullivan, and minor leaguer Will Smith(not the actor). Callaspo has hit .275 this year, with 8 homers and 43 RBI's. He is expected to step in to the 3rd base spot for the Angels, where Brandon Wood has been a major disappointment.

O'Sullivan, a 22 year-old right-handed pitcher out of Valhalla High, and Grossmont College. He has appeared in five games for the Angels this year, going 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA. He spent most of the year with AAA Salt Lake, going 5-5, with a 4.76 ERA.

Will Smith is currently in AA, and has a cumulative ERA of 5.53 ERA in three levels.

Overall I feel the Royals win this deal. Callaspo is a pretty solid player, but he doesn't do one thing particularly well. He's a solid contact guy, and did swat 40 doubles last year. The Royals have super-prospect Mike Moustakas waiting in AAA, plus Alex Gordon who can also play 3rd. O'Sullivan should jump right into the rotation for Kansas City