Before setting the world on fire with the voices in the "I'm on Setanta Sports" series the Gift Grub group did great impressions of Sir Alex, The Special One, and every ones favorite Irishman Roy Keane.
The average baseball salary is now up to $3.15 million, which can mean only one thing: For every great player being paid great money, there are some crappy players getting paid big time.
Here is the Only Time Will Tell All Over Paid Team, based on the salaries released in USA Today.
Catcher: Brian Schneider, Mets: $4.9 million
First Base: Todd Helton, Rockies: $16 million
Second Base: Mark Ellis, A's: $5 million
Third Base: Scott Rolen, Blue Jays: $11.6 million
Short Stop: Carlos Gullien, Mariners: $12 million
Outfield: Adam Dunn, Reds: $13 million
Outfield: Jose Guillen, Royals: $12 million
Outfield: Milton Bradley, Rangers: $5.25 million
Starting Pitcher: Javier Vasquez, White Sox: $11.5 million
Starting Pitcher: Vicente Padilla, Rangers: $11 million
Closer: BJ Ryan, Blue Jays: $12 million
A couple of other notes on baseball salaries from the report: The Rangers are paying two former Phillies pitchers a combined $21 million this year (Millwood and Padilla) and that is never good. Toronto is back to their money spending ways having a payroll of $97.7 million. All ready for 2009 the Yankees have $124.98 million in salaries committed. Combined the Upton brother make $805,000 that might turn out to be a bargain by the end of the year.
Earlier season baseball can mean only one thing issues with the weather and that was no different today as the Only Time Will crew took a day off from work and went to the Phillies vs. Expos (Nationals) game in the cold and wind. Sure the Expos/Nationals lost, but we are still tied for first in the division.
You know its spring when you see a Major League Baseball field for the first time.
A wall details the Phillies recent history, I checked and there was no mention of Steve Jeltz and his great hair.
Rudy Seanez's new home.
Baseball fans can be messy
I still can not believe Omar traded L Mills to the Expos/Nationals, I know that Endy in the Outfield is still not happy about it. Enjoy Ryan Church and that overrated, overpaid catcher you got back.
Some might say the real star of the NCAA Tournament might be Derrick Rose of Memphis or even Kevin Love of UCLA, but the real star of the big dance has been Endy in the Outfields favorite pop-a-shot player Chuck. Just check out the intensity.