Whew....just when I can stop obsessively clicking "refresh" on electoral-vote.com (I live in WI, so no pesky up-in-the-air Senate race for me), it's time to start obsessively clicking "refresh" at MLBtraderumors.com.
Obviously, the story I'm most interested in is the possibility that the White Sox could shop Nick Swisher. Possibly to the Yankees.
I got goosebumps when I typed that. What would happen if that much evil converged in one place? I'm imagining the earth might open up and swallow everyone. Or a swirly vortex of evilness could appear and suck everything into another dimension. It's hard to say for certain. But it's a dangerous prospect.
I prefer the the speculation that he might wind up back in Oakland. Nick Swisher belongs in Oakland. He fits there. It would be pretty amusing if Chicago and Oakland just called a "do-over" on that trade and just traded back. It'd be like kids who suffered pog-trade regret after lunch. Just swap back! No harm, no foul.
Think of how much rejoicing there would be in Oakland. The fans, God bless 'em, loved him there.
The only slightly intriguing Twins storyline at the moment is the expressed interest in Garrett Atkins of the Rockies.
Garrett Atkins is OK. According to Wikipedia, he babysits Matt Holliday's kids. That's sort of funny. I can picture him babysitting for Glen Perkins.
But my interest in that trade is minimal, because:
A) The Official Those Girls Policy Position on 3B is "Umm...We like Brian Buscher, Actually."
B) The Twins are becoming the Team that Cried Third Base, and I just don't believe them anymore.
Meanwhile, I am entertaining myself by trying to predict which bargain basement "veteran" free-agent the Twins will inevitably sign this off-season. Bill Smith will take a trip to the proverbial Baseball Player Goodwill Store, where he will purchase something that no doubt used to be nice, but smells a little musty now because, by golly, it's just such a great deal!
You know it's going to happen. You can set your watch by it.