And Poof! He’s Gone: All around good guy and amateur magician Michael Cuddyer is retiring. He gives up $12.5 million for next season by retiring in the middle of his contract, unless the Mets offer him some sort of payout as a goodbye present. No word as to why Cuddyer is hanging it up, but in the last few years he has been injury prone. Also, Cuddles is 36 years old, the same age I am. However, time has not been kind to him and he looks a lot older than he actually is.
Now that Cuddles is retiring, perhaps he can become the world’s best bar mitzvah magician, or he can sell prints of his beautiful photography at farmer’s markets.
The Flow Is No More: Lost in all of the hullabaloo of Zack Greinke signing with the Diamondbacks is the fact that he cut his hair.
Here’s the Greinke we saw all last season:
And here’s the newly shorn ace in his desert habitat:
That’s the ZG I know. Welcome back, dude.