Thursday, January 04, 2007
-Well, you know not a whole lot is going on when the big news of the moment is that Ryan Howard fired his agent. Will Howard seek a big deal? Since he can’t become a free agent until 2011, that isn’t likely, but he’d certainly have the Phillies over a barrel if he wanted to press the issue. I’d look for Ryan to increase his salary in ’07 and ’08, and then expect for the Phillies to try and lock him into a megadeal in 2009 or so.
-Where o where will Jon Lieber end up? The Padres? The Orioles? The Blue Jays? I suspect that the Orioles will end up swaping out some prospects for Lieber in the end – Phillies need to keep stocking that farm system – but I don’t see that happening any time soon.
-I think all of the criticism of Notre Dame playing in the Sugar Bowl was more than justified by LSU’s 41-14 hammering of the Fightin’ Irish last night. There was so much hype surrounding Charlie Weis and the surprising season that they had in 2005 that I don’t think they could put together something close to last year in 2006. And forget all of that talk about Brady Quinn being the #1 QB in the ’07 draft. The man can’t throw a spiral.
-Look for Louisville QB Brian Brohm to be the first pick in the 2008 draft. The guy’s got an arm and toughness. He’ll be a star.
-Sadly, Fox cancelled “The O.C.” yesterday.