The Baseball Desert

Sunday, December 19, 2004

The Big Unit & The Big One

One of those multi-team mega-deals that baseball specialises in seems about ready to go down - it looks like the Big Unit could be going to New York after all. The details are a little too complex for me to get my head around on a Sunday afternoon - I'll wait to see how it all turns out before trying to dissect the particulars.

Meanwhile, down in Oakland, the Big Three have now become the Big One - just a few days after trading Tim Hudson to the Braves, Oakland GM Billy Beane has traded Mark Mulder to the Cardinals. Beane has a reputation for getting value-for-money stars-in-the-making, so it will be interesting to see how this works out for the A's. Should A's fans be worried about losing two-thirds of their stellar starting rotation? Well, it's not going to make contending any easier, but's John Schlegel says that now is the time to trust Beane's judgement.