'Not-so Amazins' lead lengthy list of disappointments this season
Well actually, more horrific.
The Mets have some legitimate excuses in that their four cornerstone players are currently out, and three of them have been out for the better part of this season. But by any standard, the Mets are the most disappointing and disappointed baseball team this year. Chin up, Louie, it could be far worse. Your team could be ailing, as well as losing.
Here we go, the biggest busts of 2009.
The result of all these aches and pains, and worse, has been an unmitigated, unreal disaster. At present, the National's League's best-paid team is featuring, arguably, not only the worst pitching rotation in baseball (behind a slightly disappointing
With this team, it's no wonder they look well on their way to 90 defeats in a year they were expected to challenge the Phillies for supremacy in the NL East. The team
Perhaps the leaks of the 2003 steroid survey test will stop now that a court has ruled the list was obtained through an illegal search and seizure, a violation of the Fourth Amendment. I have mixed feelings about this. While I believe the list should not be made public, if someone hands it to me, I will print it. (That, obviously, hasn't happened yet.)
It should have been obvious all along that the federal government never should have seized the entire list when all it had rights to were the results of the 10 players involved in the BALCO case. With the court's ruling, the government could now choose to appeal, and if it does, the next step would be the Supreme Court. Baseball people are hopeful the Court wouldn't take the case if the government does appeal. And if it does that the High Court simply affirm the ruling of the lower court.
While the original agreement was for the names to remain anonymous, I don't blame the
Regardless, what's most important is that the appeals court got it right. And unless I am lucky enough to get hold of the real list (I've got several lists I have yet to confirm), let's hope the 97 players who are still anonymous remain that way.
• The Dodgers, staying aggressive, helped themselves with the addition of
• No trade was worked out for
• While the White Sox are expected to exercise the $12-million option on
• Roy Halladay continues to hurt Texas. Since informing Toronto he wouldn't accept a trade to Texas (nothing had been agreed to, but both parties were working on it at the time), he's been beaten by the Rays and Red Sox. Twice.
• While the Nationals have played better under interim manager
• Good cautious call by the Phillies in shutting down
• Excellent story in the
• I admit it: I am finally tired of all the
• My Twitter follower number has been stuck at 17,581 all weekend. Is it possible there are no new followers? I'm still third in the MLB category. But this cannot keep up! I can be followed (or can I?) at