Sorry about the lack of Snack on Friday. Between the lack of actual baseball news (or even good gossip) and my own slight depressive funk, I wouldn’t have been good company anyway.
But today is a new day and I have all sorts of good stuff for the fam. So let’s get started.
The Wilhelm(sen) Scream: The Mariners are this season’s Padres for offseason moves. Last week, they pulled the trigger on a deal with Tampa, and today Seattle announced a trade with the Rangers. The Mariners get Leonys Martin, while the Rangers get Tom Wilhelmsen. I like this trade. Martin had a down year, but I can’t imagine he’ll stay down. Meanwhile, the Rangers get Wilhelmsen, a solid relief pitcher who also has some sick moves:
Feast on it, ladies and gents.
An Unlikely Comeback: Guess who wants to return to baseball? Come on, guess. If you said Aubrey Huff, you’re right. (I know. No one said Aubrey Huff.)
The former major leaguer hasn’t played a game in three years. He’s 38 years old (not that much older than I am, actually). And yet, he thinks he might be able to make a 40 man roster again.
What I didn’t know about Aubrey was that he has social anxiety and depression issues. This is what lead him to leave the field. He’s been working out and documenting it on YouTube. I wish him well.