The offseason's fun for about a week. There aren't any games to fret over, and the Giants can get anyone they want. Anyone. Technically. So your mind runs wild. Let it. It's fun for about a week.
Ah, but this is a new era. Offseasons now are going to be five months of "Oh, come on, Dodgers. You can't be serious." It's going to be annoying. You'll get Dodgers-gonna-do-something-crazy rumors, and they'll be followed by the Dodgers doing something crazy.
With that in mind, here's Peter Gammons:
But, suggests several general managers, the Dodgers can avoid the loss of their number one pick and the slot money if they trade for David Price and get Masahiro Tanaka from Japan. "They have the minor league talent to get Price," says one GM. "If they would trade Corey Seager and Julio Urias (the 17-year old lefthanded pitcher) and a couple out of Zach Lee, Joc Pederson or Chris Withrow, it would get it done. Then if they post $80M for Tanaka, they could have a rotation with four number ones and a number two with Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Price, Tanaka and Hyun-Jin Ryu. But if they were to trade for Price, they’d need the draft pick to fill holes in their development system."
Oh, come on, Dodgers. You cannot be serious.
But the Giants might get Bronson Arroyo, and Yusmeiro Petit has come closer to a perfect game than any of those clowns. So it pretty much evens out.
Good morning! Hope you're having a good weekend. Here's a rumor to annoy you. Also, I typed it with one hand because I was holding a baby in the other arm. I haven't typed this much with one hand since Buster Posey's grand slam off Mat Latos.