Well, they're all signed...every draft pick. Santonio was the last one, putting ink to paper yesterday on a 5 year contract worth 8.11 million. Damn pleased to see him in camp on time. Can't wait to check him out next Friday.
Here's some photos of the fellas arriving. That Impala Starks is pushing is siiiick.
Our old friend Andy Van Slyke's back in the news. Apparently, he's the first base coach for the Detroit Tigers. Who knew? Not me.
Yesterday, he had this to say about Ozzie Guillen and Latinos: "“(Guillen’s) a guy who wears his emotions on
his sleeve. He is, if you want to
call it, an atypical Latin baseball player. I
don’t believe that it’s true for all Latinos, but a lot of people’s
perception is that Latinos are hot-headed. He has certainly shown that
he gets a little upset and a little excited and the littlest, silliest things."
Nice Andy, real nice. Not the worst thing I ever heard, but still...can't be making generalizations like that these days.
It looks like the rookie signings are finally starting to happen. Always good to see. It also sounds like they may be getting close to a deal with Ike, which would be the best news of the offseason. If they could lock him up for 3 years or so I'd be ecstatic.
Plus, Rooney made it pretty clear Santonio needs to get his act together.