April 22, 2004

Eli, the Chargers and other sports bits

As you might expect, here in San Diego we’ve heard a lot about Eli Manning and his dad. For those not paying attention: Yesterday it leaked that Archie asked the Chargers not to take his boy with the first pick as he’d much rather go to New York and play for the Giants. The reaction has been a bit more muted than you would expect. Archie’s reasoning is that he doesn’t want Eli to play for a terrible team as he did. And we’re pretty much fine with that. San Diego knows it has a terrible team, and so far, people are not especially angry with him. It also helps that most people aren’t paying attention. The Chargers have had a top-5 pick so often it loses its interest. Moreover, the Padres are off to a nice start playing in their downtown palace, and most Charger news these days focuses on where they will be playing in a couple years anyway. It makes sense that the team is the leaker here; it gives them an out. The rumors are that Phillip Rivers is the guy they want, and a trade with the Giants might get them a couple extra bodies as well. They really aren’t in a position where a QB makes a bit of difference anyway. This team needs help everywhere.

Hey, we here at Frinklin Speaks are still on the Aaron Miles bandwagon. Your future NL Rookie of the Year is holding up nicely at .304-.333-.522 with 2 homers and 8 runs scored. Really, need to better than 2 walks though. I’ve also been thinking about an AL candidate. The most worthy (read: guy who’s been in the minors forever and/or come out of nowhere) is Bubba Crosby, but I have a strict No-Yankee rule. Any suggestions?

Steve over at Mariners Wheelhouse has a very detailed post about the M’s precarious OF defense. It may be far worse than we thought.

Posted by Frinklin at April 22, 2004 06:11 PM

I didn't get Miles for my roto team in the end. I was drafting online (not much choice from 3000 miles) and was distracted by family issued. I simply lost track of what I was doing and missed out. I was cursing me, life, the world when I realized it, but there's no way to change it now.

On the upside, I did get Neifi Perez (vomit, vomit, vomit).

Posted by: John at April 23, 2004 02:01 AM

Neifi Perez? Ugh.... Good Luck. Anything good?

Posted by: frinklin at April 23, 2004 04:19 PM

Frinklin, I might not be the sharpest crayon in the cookie jar, but I didn't know you were also in San Diego. Neato.
Wave the next time you pass by my house, wouldja?

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