Saturday, January 24, 2004

The Pudge Bandwagon Rolls On 

Another new M's blog, The Sons of Buhner, jumps right in on the Pudge bandwagon and gives a good argument for Pudge.

According to Alan Trammell, the Tigers pursuit of Pudge is in the "limbo stage," whatever that means.

Justin Spiro at DetroitSports.net reports that a source close to Pudge says he is going to sign with the Mariners. He is proud to be "breaking" this story which just may be an attempt to scoop on a likely possibility. We'll see...

I think at this point most of the M's blogosphere is on the Pudge bandwagon, or else wanting the M's to make a trade for one of Magglio Ordonez, Jim Edmonds, Carlos Beltran, or save the money so such a trade could be made later in the season.

The press seems to be on the wait for something better bandwagon as this article on Tribnet argues that Pudge is only worth 6 HRs and his defense is deteriorating. Wait for something better. I'll admit that this was my first inclination, but I'd prefer we pick up Pudge now, and then feel free to deal Freddy for a big bat later if we need it. There is NO reason we can't do both, and signing Pudge now takes off the pressure.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out because if the negotiations stall, but the Mariners do NOT pursue Pudge, they could be setting themselves up for a huge media lambasting. So either M's management is ready to go after Pudge, or else they are praying that he signs with the Tigers quickly.

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