I won't be around much today, but I forgot a couple of small things:
1. As Lazlo pointed out, Sergio Mitre was eventually named as being part of the Pierre deal. Eh, so we gave up 3 dudes instead of 2. At the end of the day, I'm happy because we operated as a team should: using resources to fulfill a major need. I can see no way to argue with the fact that Pierre is an upgrade, and even performing at 2005-level numbers will greatly help this team in the lead-off spot. He's ours now, end of story. Let's make him feel welcome.
2. The end of the road has been reached for the Gremlin. It is with a heavy heart that I "announce" (aka "regurgitate old news") that Jose Macias was designated for assignment in the aftermath of the Bob Howry and John Mabry transactions. The extra space was needed, and Macias' number was called. Farewell ye hearty utilityman, may the world not find you too weary. Let's leave with some Macias highlights:
Bill Hall feels the wrath
Slide, Gremilito, slide!