The Baseball Desert

Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Don't give up

The Expos may have lost Javier Vazquez to the Yankees and Vladimir Guerrero to God-only-knows-who (Orioles? Marlins? Giants??), but they haven't given up all hope of being competitive next season, signing White Sox OF Carl Everett to a two-year deal yesterday. I like the signing - he isn't Vladimir Guerrero (but then, who is?), but he'll bolster the Expos' outfield and give them some much-needed power at the plate - and it shows Expo GM Omar Minaya's willingness to make the deals needed to try to ensure that his ballclub remains competitive, even after losing its two biggest stars.