Welcome to Texas, Adrian…

And we at the Rangers look forward to that one year you have when this contract expires that you will actually put up MVP caliber numbers and get your THIRD huge contract.

OK, that’s not totally fair. Adrian Beltre will probably fare well in a hitters ballpark and will play well for the Rangers. But am I the only one who thinks they could have used that money to keep Vlad Guerrero, keep Michael Young at third instead of moving him AGAIN, and sign Rafael Soriano to solidify the bullpen and move Neftali Feliz to the rotation?

The problem in Texas never seems to be “not enough offense.”
Granted, he will bring a great glove to Arlington and he was terrific for Boston his one year in Fenway.

But there is also the Carl Pavano effect.
Pavano has had two very good years in 13 seasons and will parlay that into over $70 million when it is all said and done.

Beltre? He too has had two elite seasons in 13 years.
He will parlay that into over $180 million when this latest contract is up.

Better swing a good bat, Adrian.
You can get a third big deal if you time it right.

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Sully appears on "Proudly Presents" and talks with "The TRON guy"

OK, this is a little change of pace from my baseball writing, but as many of you know I am also a film buff. I appeared as a guest on Adam Spiegelman‘s wonderful Podcast “Proudly Presents.”

Adam hosts the show every week along with Eric Danger Nienhaus.
This particular show featured Adam Felber, one of the stars of Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me on NPR as well as being an Emmy nominated writer for Real Time with Bill Maher.

And Jay Maynard, aka The TRON Guy, the fellow who created his own TRON costume and became an internet star.

We keep his 15 minutes of fame going on the show and in the second half, I attempt to defend the first TRON to the panel.

It’s a good funny 30 minutes of your time.


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