Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Spring (Training) Is In The Air!

Pitchers, Catchers, and Position Players have all reported to camp. Spring Training is officially underway, baseball is truly on the horizon.

And all they can talk about on MLB HomePlate (Sirius 210, XM 175) is A Rod.

We get it, he's a cheater, let's talk about baseball!

First of all, I hate how much coverage gets heaped on the Yankees anyway, there are 29 other teams out there. (And believe it or not, they aren't all the Red Sox.)

Recently Adam Dunn signed a two year deal with the Washington Nationals. And Ken Griffey Jr is in the process of signing a deal with the Atlanta Braves. Haven't heard too much coverage on either of those deals though.

Look, the steroid issue is important, and the fact that the player many considered to be the best in the game (personally, as much as I hate to admit it, I would probably give that title to Albert Pujols, damn Cards) has tested positive for steroids is a big black eye to the sport, the game is more important then any one player, be it A Rod, Clemens, or Barry Bonds (and with his trial about to begin, trust me, we're going to hear a lot from him in the coming weeks).

All I ask is that we not let A Rod and steroids dominate the news. Let's talk about various teams chances. Who is going to win the American League East? Can the Rays repeat? What about in the West? The Angels have taken a huge step back, but have either the Rangers or the A's taken a big enough step forward to compete? Where is Manny going to sign? When is Manny going to sign? And for how much? There are far more stories that should be (and deserve to be) getting our attention. Let's see some coverage on that as well.

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