Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Wheelin' and Dealin' and Leyland

Here it is, fellas, our very own Drew impressing the holy hell out of Tigers manager, Jim Leyland, on Friday evening.  This might be the best picture ever taken.  A fan boy who is clearly very proud of himself and a dirty old man just trying to work through the crowd so he can put down a few dozen heaters in the parking lot.  Well done, Drew, although you should have BRAH'ed it up with a popped collar or a finger mustache or the dreaded "duck face" that whores do in pictures.

Anyway, I promised a caption contest in which the winner will receive nothing and I'll start things off:  Drew asked Jim if he wanted to go out for BBQ today and this photo was taken the second that Jim realized that Drew was taking him to Burger King for some sweet potato fries.

That reminds me; what a dumb ad campaign by Burger King.  I get why they are doing a BBQ overhaul to their menu during this time of year but no one in the history of the world wants to eat BBQ at BK.  Fuck you, Burger King.  We got through the Leyland portion of the day, now it's time to get to the wheelin' and dealin'.

Ichiro is a Yankee?  I wish that they were trading for the Ichiro of five years ago but they aren't and it's a pretty low risk move.  Who knows, maybe he will be rejuvenated now that he's actually playing for something.  Even if he continues to go downhill at the plate, I'd still rather have him in the OF than Ibanez and Andruw Jones.  Good trade.  John Kruk is a fucking idiot for not seeing how this fits.

Anibal and Omar are Tigers?  While we all hate the Tigers (and that might be an understatement), you've got to respect them for going all in this year.  They just shipped their #1 pitching prospect off to the most underachieving team in the league for a #4 starter and anyone better than Ryan Raburn.  They are definitely better today than they were yesterday.  I'm not sure if this makes them any better come playoff time, but still, I tip my cap to a team that knows what it wants.

Dumpster is a Brave?  Good pickup for the MUDawgs and the Braves should be a lock for a playoff spot now.  The Cubs fire sale is officially on but I don't care.  The only reason that I brought this up is because the Kerry Wood Discount Double Check commercial is ELITE.  Pulling Andre Dawson out of the ivy and him asking "what year is it" is MAJOR LOLZ.

Nash is a Ranger?  Unfortunately, Howson waited to long to unload the face of the franchise and ended up having to settle on an average package back.  He needed to go and they got some decent players back for him.  If you're going to be the worst franchise in the league, there is no reason to have a 7 million dollar player on the roster.  The rebuild is on now.  Nash is gone.  It's Jack Johnson's team and locker room now.  I'm over it.

Bynum a Cavalier?  I really wish that this would just get done already.  I hope like hell that a signed extension isn't holding this up.  It makes no sense for either Howard or Bynum to sign an extension now when they can make an extra 40 million dollars over 5 years if they wait until the end of this coming season.  Don't get greedy.  Bring them in and make them want to stay.  If they don't then that is your fault.  I am quite confident that if Bynum comes to Cleveland and plays a year with Kyrie (who, by all accounts, is the next breakout superstar in the league) and becomes the focus of the offense, he will re-sign with the Cavs.  You just have to take a leap of faith and not worry about getting burned.

It didn't really fit in with today's post about dealings but how about that choke job by Adam Scott!  That was tremendous.  I was listening to it on the radio because I hate my life yet I loved it.  Fuck Scott.  Fuck Steve Williams; that fucking ungrateful prick.  He deserves the worst.  On the other hand, how great his Big Bro been so far?  We've already had an ejection for head-butting another house guest!

Anyway, Fantasy Football Friday is starting this week sometime (although it won't be on Friday since that is an Iceman day this week).  Be on the look out for our first dosage of fantasy football tips.  And don't forget to insult Drew.

51 comments:

Grumpy said...

Where is Drew's right hand?

Coaches ruined Big Brother.

MUDawgfan said...

Nothing official on Dempter yet - he's a 10/5 guy so he can waive that trade if he prefers to end his season early this year.

The Iceman said...

"The guy in the red shirt was no Glenn Danzig...but Leyland was drunk enough to not care."

You aren't seriously trying to talk yourself into Andrew Bynum, are you?

GMoney said...

Uh, fuck that, Big Bro has been ELITE thus far. It's usually at least a month before people are at each other's throats and they couldn't go a week this time. You've got to love Willie calling Joe a pussy. Joe calling him a pussy right back. Willie with the eviction head butt. That is terrific (in spite of Boogie being awful in every way). Apparently, Willie threw a few punches at Joe and went off on Janelle's horse face but CBS didn't show us that. I have no idea why.

GMoney said...

Bynum is without question the second best center in the league and getting better. Why would I not want him?

Grumpy said...

Uh, fuck that. Big Brother far from past ELITE seasons. Instead of alliances forming everyone is forced to stick with their coach and team. The coaches have been useless so far.

My sources say Willie did not punch Joe, but head butted him four times, only one of which was shown by CBS. Called Janelle a cunt and several people assholes. Speculation is rampant that he did it to get himself evicted since he was going to get voted out anyway.

The Iceman said...

Because he's Andrew Bynum. And because he clotheslines 5'8" guards out of frustration. And because he removes his jersey on the court in protest of being ejected. And because he's injury prone. And because he's been in the league 7 years and has less maturity than a 6 year old. And because he has Ron Artest crazy potential. And because he's lazy.

That's Andrew Bynum on a winning franchise where he won a title. Now put him on a team that's a long way from making the playoffs. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

"Stuck with ELITE baseball players like Verlander, Cabrera and Fielder during the day....now I'm stuck with an ELITE blog commenter...why can't I just be with some common men like myself?"

*Tigers and Yankees both made their clubs better yesterday. It really is nice to replace the Raburn/Santiago platoon with Infante. The Tigers had the worst production out of 2B for any team in all of baseball. That's a big upgrade of a major hole.

*Bynum's a pussy that doesn't try hard in L.A....why do you think he would try hard in Cleveland after he got paid? That's what Iceman is trying to say.

*Nash trade is what it is. Just be happy that a Captain that didn't want to be here is now gone and they can try to move forward.

--Drew

GMoney said...

Drew, I see what the Tigs are doing and respeck that they are going for it now, but that is a HELL of a lot to give up for an average 2B and a 4th starter who may not even be in the rotation in October. The Marlins couldn't not turn that deal down.

Ichiro is playing for something now, I expect a good few months from him before he hits free agency. Hell, if it works out, he could be the RF in NY next year as I expect Swisher to leave.

Sure, Bynum has maturity issues and an injury history, that is why it requires somewhat of a leap of faith. Apparently, he is DAWGS with Kyrie and respects Byron Scott though. I would imagine that not getting screamed at every day by Kobe would improve his psyche as would playing in an offense that goes through him. By all accounts, he isn't an "LA guy" and more of a private, small market type of personality. Is Bynum any more injury plagued than Andy? No, not at all and he's a better player. Kyrie and Bynum alone put the Cavs in the playoffs. Plus, in a division that now has the great Andre Drummond, you need to fight fire with fire. I think that it would be a huge acquisition for the present and future. So many of these super teams are built around wing players but the Cavs would be doing it around a PG and C. It would be interesting. I hope that they can get it done. Flipping Andy for Bynum would be a hell of a coup.

Grump, they need to just let the coaches be houseguests already. We all know that it's going to happen anyway, do it this week.

Anonymous said...

Once AGAIN, Icemand is a fucking moron.

There isnt one franchise in the NBA that wouldnt turn Verejao into Bynum if they had the opportunity. Obviously the guy has maturity issues, but he also has raw talent. If he can get on a team where he is the focal point, playing with a good PG and a coach he repects, he could be even better. But dont act like the moves the Cavs would be making here is the wrong one. ESPECIALLY when you say that Andy isnt even an above average talent.

If I was a Yanks fan, I would love the Ichiro move.

If I was a Tigers fan, I would still be in my motorhome and not at work.

I will be at the Tribe game Wednesday to watch the Tigers put us out of our misery for the year. We ALMOST made it to August being relevant. YIPPEE.

Big Brother is awesome this year.

Seal

The Iceman said...

"Kyrie and Bynum alone put the Cavs in the playoffs."

Get serious dude. You can't possibly believe that.

Trying to talk yourself into Bynum is like trying to talk yourself into fucking a hot girl...except she has full blown AIDS. And everyone knows it.

Anonymous said...

"The latest in pandering for internet attention brought to you by Jim Leyland and this guy."

Ide

The Iceman said...

I love how every Cavs fan here is trying to sell us on Bynum with circumstantial situations. "Bynum will be totally sweet if the following 4 scenarios play out exactly". Yeah...that's a guy I want to give a max contract to and depend on to show up every night. Keep trying to believe the "raw talent" statement when he still hasn't put it together after 7 years in the league. How much longer until we finally accept the idea that *gasp* he may never put it together. I think that's a more realistic statement at this point in his career. Like I said before...get serious. There's a reason LA is willing to walk away from him at this point.

Anonymous said...

There not walking away from him you stupid fuck, they would be getting Dwight Howard!

And are the guys numbers better than Andy's? Yes - so why wouldnt we do it?!

Seal

Anonymous said...

Oh and best tuesday post in a while. It was nice to not have to read stories about Iceman's cum bubbles and someone fisting someone else.

Seal

Brady said...

"the starin' winda is this way pops".

Brady said...

"Camel Joe wins the lobotomy challenge for 2012."

The Iceman said...

Would you have wanted TO in his prime? Same thing different sport. But you'll probably say yes no matter what to prove a point. Me, on the other hand, I don't give a good God damn the numbers someone puts up. If they're a head case I don't want any part of him.

And if you hate Tuesday posts so much, Seal there's a simple solution. Stop reading on Tuesdays instead of coming here and being a little cry baby faggot bitch in the comments. Trust me...you won't be missed.

Anonymous said...

Did you meet ALL your friends on this blog, Iceman?

Seal

GMoney said...

If I was a Tigers fan, I would still be in my motorhome and not at work.--best line of the day

I don't even think that Bynum is RAW IS WAR anymore. He put up 19/10 last year with Kobe jacking up 40 shots a game. That's what he is now. He is a borderline 20/10 All Star center. In a world where every center that can walk is making 8 figures a year, I have no problem giving Bynum 5/100. No problem at all. And again, he's only 24. It's not like they're trading for 37 year old Shaq.

Way to be retarded with your "there is a reason why LA is walking away" statement. Seal nailed that.

Anonymous said...

His knees rival those of Greg Oden's though. I'd be more worried about that than his Wonderlic score.

Ide

The Iceman said...

The point I was getting at G$, is LA is obviously tired of Bynums shit if they're willing to deal him. Getting Howard in the deal is moot because if LA still believed Bynum was the same center talent wise as Howard (which they did at one point) they would never have been interested in Howard to begin with. It's just like...the Cavs aren't going to be actively trying to swap Kyrie for Chris Paul in the future. Because they believe in Kyrie's talent and he doesn't cause problems.

I'm saying its clear that LA doesn't want Bynum anymore after years of defending him and his "potential". I wouldn't want a guy like that. Or be willing to give him max money.

GMoney said...

He's immature, not a criminal or a cancer. People grow up. The Lakers are trying to get Howard because he is the best center in the game and arguably the second best player in the league. Since the price tag is the same, why wouldn't they want the best over the second best???

I've listened to you spew a lot of garbage here over the years but implying that Bynum is not a borderline great player is ludicrous. He isn't a Cav yet and you already are in troll mode.

Ide, knees can be healed overnight with a simple trip over the Rhine.

Prime99 said...

"Can we get this over with? I have to go get Verlander... He's drinking Mountain Dew straight out of the soda gun, again."

The Iceman said...

I'm not saying that Bynum doesn't have talent. Clearly he does. But to be excited about a guy whose problems outweigh his talent is careless. People grow up...yes. but after 7 years in the league how much longer do we have to wait to see this maturity process happen? Will it ever happen at this point? I'm saying it doesn't. This has nothing to do with Bynum going to the Cavs. I would feel this way no matter what team was being discussed because I don't think investing in a guy like Andrew Bynum is spending wisely. When has paying max dollars to a problem child ever worked out for anyone?

Brady said...

Wow. instead of arguing about the NBA, I'm going to go play 18. Tribe is going to get back in this thing starting tonight! 2 out of 3 is a must in this series.

Anonymous said...

Brady I love the optimism - unfortunately if we dont start to score some runs, Im afraid we are looking at a sweep.

Seal

Anonymous said...

"get your faggoty hands off me, bro"

The tigers filled a HUGE hole. If this means I never have to watch Ryan raburn again it's a home run. It sucks giving up turner, but he is what he is... A prospect. How about all those ELITE prospects we gave the marlins when we fleeced them for the best hitter in baseball?

Tigers are going to win the division by 10 games... 14 if victor comes back and contributes.

Dut

GMoney said...

Dut, you need to get out of that mind frame (as I said when you signed Prince). You aren't competing against the Central anymore. And Victor isn't coming back. I still think that you gave up way too much for role players. And of course I hope that it fails miserably.

OK, I see what you're saying, just know that you would be a terrible GM. In a world where Roy Hibbert (a nice player but nothing great) gets 15 million a year, Bynum is worth 30.

But we're splitting hairs and not focusing on what is important: Drew freaking out an old man.

Prime99 said...

Bynum would be a HUGE addition to the Cavs- provided they could actually re-sign him. In the Cleveland market, you have to take what you can get. As a Browns fan, you should know that, Iceman.

Anonymous said...

I don't think giving up on Turner is all that much to give up on. If anything I wish the Tigers gave up on him last year. I'm getting a very Andrew Miller-like vibe out of his future. That is no bueno.

I think Seal and Iceman should wrassle in a kiddie pool of tapioca pudding.

I didn't freak him out.

--Drew

Grumpy said...

Drew, look at his expression; you did freak him out. Either that or he has the worst case of gas ever.

Addressing your shots at me yesterday, if ever there was a program that begs for the death penalty it's the Detroit Lions.

Anonymous said...

Fuck that Grumpy. The Lions served a death penalty by having Matt Millen as GM. Leave the Lions alone.

--Drew

GMoney said...

Grump makes a good point. That Lions Defense is racking up quite the rap sheet.

Anonymous said...

Big brother Joe is fake Roger Clemens, no?

At first when I read it, I thought you said Willie called Julie a cunt on the way out, which would have been ELITE.

-Rex

Mr. Ace said...

I just sent out a league email for the MSFL. Basically just let me know if you're in or you're out, and then we can work on a date. I have had a couple people inquire about team availability...but I can't imagine anybody leaving the greatest fantasy football league on the planet.

That is all.

GMoney said...

I like how Big Bro Joe cooks these big fancy feasts and then throws away all the leftovers without considering that they don't get unlimited groceries in the house. I'm not getting the Roger Clemens vibe from him though. He's not like Shane/Jonny Diebs.

How hideous is that Danielle girl without makeup? She's a total two-face. That nerdy guy is a real dork.

Ace, you know I'm in. How do you feel about Cam Newton giving himself the nickname "Ace Boogie" (seriously, he gave it to himself)? He should pay you for that.

Grumpy said...

Ace, the Yahoo system won't let me reply to your MSFL email. I'm IN.

Mr. Ace said...

Ok. So G$, Damman, Grump, Lange and myself are definitely in.

Also, the two division winners will get to draft the divisions. Which means G$ will get the first pick based on his 10-3 record sitting atop the douche lord division, and Lil Strut--assuming he is still in--will have the second pick with his 9-4 record as champion fucktard.

So G$, congrats on getting Iceman in your division.

GMoney said...

Why would I draft Iceman when I could take a guy that benched Ray Rice in week one because he was playing against his precious Steelers and he didn't want to have conflicting emotions during the game??? WHAT A FUCKING IDIOT!

Anonymous said...

Ace,

I am in. Nate B. indicated some interest in playing fantasy football this year. If there is an opening, I think he would be a good candidate.

-Lil' Strut

Prime99 said...

I'm fucking in.

Prime99 said...

Ace- do you need my email? I dont see the invite.

Anonymous said...

Ill get in just to piss off Iceman if there are any openings. If not, no big deal.

Seal

Mr. Ace said...

Saul has quit the MSFL, sighting struggling with his sexuality as his reason. God speed.

Commenter Daniel will be taking his place, as he asked first about vacancies. Nate B would certainly make a good addition, if another spot opens up I will contact him.

Prime99 said...

Never mind. It went to my junk mail.

Mr. Ace said...

Gotcha, Prime.

Seal, I will let you know if a team becomes available. The idea of you and Iceman on the MSFL message boards is boner inducing.

Prime99 said...

AGREED.

Grumpy said...

FUCKING IDIOT present and accounted for.

The Iceman said...

I'm in.

Tracyomee said...

Because he's Andrew Bynum. And because he clotheslines 5'8" guards out of frustration. And because he removes his jersey on the court in protest of being ejected. And because he's injury prone. And because he's been in the league 7 years and has less maturity than a 6 year old. And because he has Ron Artest crazy potential. And because he's lazy. That's Andrew Bynum on a winning franchise where he won a title. Now put him on a team that's a long way from making the playoffs. Good luck.