Mariners make millions, Bucky signs with White Sox
The Times also reported that Ibanez’s contract will be finalized after they get the results of “a blood draw”. What could come back in that would wreck this deal — blood parasites? The PI, meanwhile, reports that the two sides are closing in on a contract.
Best quote from the Times article was Hargrove on yelling at minor leaguers messing up a drill:
“When you tell them, then critique the first two when they don’t do it right, and then they keep doing it wrong … ” Hargrove said. “Then, you got a little tired of it. Sometimes when a cow won’t let you milk her, you have to snap her on the head with a 2 by 4.”
Yeah, as a fan I feel like going down to Dunn Lumber and picking out a nice, solid 2×4 myself sometimes.
The best bit from the PI notebook:
Manager Mike Hargrove said he pulled Willie Bloomquist aside the other day for a discussion about his versatility — he can play any infield or outfield position.
“I talked to him and told him he was both cursed and blessed by that,” Hargrove said.
Also versatile: a 2×4.
The best Hargrove quote of all, though, comes from the Tacoma News-Tribune:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We all should have a bit of Willie Bloomquist in us.Ã¢â‚¬Â