What is there left to say at this point? Dayton's the most reliable man in baseball right now. We started making jokes about his position player ideas two years ago, and the hits just keep on...
Looming in the background, of course, is Willie Bloomquist, who played seven different positions and made just 10 errors despite all the switching around. "He's unbelievable. Willie can do all," Hillman said. "Willie's our ace in the hole. He's one of those guys who'll never get the credit he's due."
Hey #bluejays fans you might be losing Halladay, but source tells me Toronto signed Ramon Castro to a one year deal worth near $1m— Jorge Arangure (@jorgearangure) December 15, 2009
In other words, for the average annual salary of some crappy old catcher, say, I dunno,
Jason Kendall Ivan Rodriguez, the Blue Jays have signed two of the three best free agent catcher. The third is probably Rod Barajas Jason Kendall, of course. Full post on Jays catcher "bonanza" tomorrow PM at FanGraphs.
John Buck is probably the best free agent option now for catcher. I have no idea why the Royals would let him go while picking up the corpse of Jason Kendall. Teams are still convinced that veteran catchers can have value above and beyond the numbers. The search to quantify that still goes on.
A hilarious thing about the movie business is that you can get away with anything as long as you call it "process." Literally, anything. I mean, he's sound asleep! The director is literally sound asleep on set - what the hell's going on here? Well, he's slept through his last three movies, and they were huge hits. It's how he works; that's his "process." He'll wake up at some point and give notes, but for now, let him catch a few Zs. I haven't been in the business that long, but at this point I can't think of a single outrageous behavior that I haven't seen occur on set and then heard excused as someone's process.