I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t actually know how to successfully pronounce his name, but Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik is well on his way to cementing himself as one of the best general managers in the game because of his prescience and boldness. The Mariners ended up yesterday with one of the best pitchers in baseball, whoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll make just 9 million dollars this year, and all they gave up were prospects that arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t among the top players in their system.
But while the Phillies finally landed Roy Halladay, losing Cliff Lee seemingly unnecessarily cast a pallor over their end of the deal.
Say what you will about how they build their team, how they outspend everyone else in the game, about their economic and big-market advantages.
But the Yankees are where itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s at in baseball. And it’s been that way forever.
After the TwinsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ phenomenal victory over the Tigers tonight, the playoff field is set. Though I mostly tend to talk about other sports on this site, truth be told, I watch a pretty decent amount of baseball, so IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll give this a go. Remember, if you use anything I say here to gamble with, may the lord take mercy on you.