This week's loser is Boston Bruins GM, Don Sweeney
He had one job this week, and only one job: trade Loui Eriksson.
Again, this isn’t an indictment on Eriksson or what he brings to the table. He’s a good player. But at almost 31 years of age and a few concussions under his belt, the sage decision would have been to move him before you either A- lose him in free agency and be left with nothing, or B- panic and overpay him in free agency; neither being an ideal situation.
This week's loser is Red Sox third baseman, Pablo Sandoval
When I heard that Pablo Sandoval showed up out of shape, I said it was par for the course. He’s been battling weight issues his entire career and, after all, the whole point of Spring Training is to get into physical shape AND baseball shape. Is he overweight? Sure. But he’ll have the better portion of five weeks to shave off 10 or 15 pounds by opening day.
This week's loser is Red Sox "first baseman," Hanley Ramirez
With David Ortiz only eight months from retirement, most Red Sox fans will likely breathe a huge sign of relief when they no longer have to see Hanley Ramirez with a glove on his left hand again. Because that’s the logical solution, right? Once Big Papi calls it a career, Han-Ram slides into the DH role and everything is suddenly copacetic. Problem solved.
Bill Polian, the man whom should be noted for his contribution in ruining professional football, really set himself apart this week. This guy hates the Patriots in general and Bill Belichick in particular. He is still butthurt that Belichick devised the game plan in Super Bowl XXV that held his high-powered Buffalo Bills to 19 points in a one point loss to the Giants. That Super Bowl, of course, was the only Super Bowl that Polian’s teams had a chance to win in the 1990s. Years later, their mutual dislike resurfaced when Polian was the GM of the Indianapolis Cry Babies.
The Indianapolis Colts have accomplished the hat trick. How often is a professional sports franchise such a mess that their head coach, general manger, and owner each receive this distinction within a couple of months? Jim “Booger Sugar” Irsay not only didn’t fire GM Ryan Grigson and head coach Chuck Pagano, he signed each of them to a multi-year extension! I had two reactions upon hearing this news.
A Happy New Year to all. At some point in the last couple of months, Miami Dolphin fans must have said to themselves ‘this season can’t get any worse.’ Sorry guys, it just did. Brent Grimes’ wife needs her own sitcom. I’m serious. She is hilarious. Brent Grimes’ wife Miko is often in the headlines for her over the top Twitter rants. Her latest drunken rant came earlier this week, when she slammed Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill after an embarrassing home loss to the Indianapolis Colts.