Congratulations to the Philadelphia Phillies for winning their first World Series since 1980. When you consider they have the Village Idiot Jimy Williams on their coaching staff, it is an amazing accomplishment.
I caught some of Peter Gammons interviewing Shane Victorino after the game. I know Gammo fancies himself as a rocker, but he needs to ace the sunglasses at night. The only ones who can wear sunglasses at night are Corey Hart and Ringo Starr.
This World Series left me with the feeling that the Red Sox left this one on the table. If the Red Sox were healthy and had only handled TB, they would've blown away the Phillies. The Rays acted like they were just happy to be in the World Series.
Hot Stove Musings:
Manny would be wise to stay in LA with the Dodgers. That is a perfect fit for him. Joe Torre is the perfect manager for him.
CC Sabathia is a regular season horse, but buyer beware - he has a terrible postseason record. Whoever signs him will need to limit his innings more in the regular season, so he is fresh for the postseason.
Matt Holliday is a very good player, but considering the money it will take and his Coors Field and road splits, I don't see him as much of an upgrade over Jason Bay.
If my initials were T.E., I would dangle young Red Sox prospects Michael Bowden and/or Daniel Bard in offseason efforts to get a young catcher.
Recently, the New York Yankees farm system was ranked a shocking 29th overall in MLB. Look for them to attempt to sign every high profile player in the offseason.
When he's on, A.J. Burnett is as nasty as anyone. However, he's always been a guy to me who's an All Star from the neck down. He's not mentally tough.
Francisco Rodriguez is going to the Mets. Take it to the bank.