July 25, 2004 · Filed Under Mariners · Comments Off on  

We have good excuses for the recent slowdown in posts.  Derek and I have have both been traveling, while Jason has been preoccupied with more important things (details in a few days, most likely).  However, I’m now back in the great state of North Carolina (state slogan: Air Conditioning Rules!), and Derek will be returning shortly.   It appears as though we didn’t miss much; no transactions, a few losses, Bucky going yard.  Pretty much the same old story. 

I’m working to find out if the “Villone is off the market” rumor actually has any legs.  If it does, I’m going to throw something.  He’s pitching well now, but he’s remarkably replaceable and is a free agent at years end.  Let someone else overpay and hope he can repeat this out-of-career-context performance.