THE NEWBERG REPORT — DECEMBER 3, 2006

Agendas for the week:

Monday

JD (work): Need two or three starting pitchers and either a center fielder, an impact bat, or both; talk to agents (including those representing those Type A’s who weren’t offered arb), talk to every GM, squeeze in a talk or two with the press.

JDN (after work): Semi-hibernation between completion of Bound Edition and start of Winter Meetings is over – get ready to write; firm up those two other player appearances for the Dec. 13 book release party.

Tuesday

JD (work): Need two or three starting pitchers and either a center fielder, an impact bat, or both; talk to agents, talk to every GM, squeeze in a talk or two with the press.

JDN (after work): Hannibal Rising is out today – buy it, start reading it; watch “Studio 60” from the night before; both subject to having to write about Winter Meetings developments.

Wednesday

JD (work): Need two or three starting pitchers and either a center fielder, an impact bat, or both; talk to agents, talk to every GM, squeeze in a talk or two with the press.

JDN (after work): Don’t correct Max when his answer to the question, “Where do you think that airplane is flying?” is simply, “The airport”; and don’t correct him when he’s watching “Lilo & Stitch” and thinks that the Stitch character’s name is really “TiVo” – because that’s genius; and continue to ponder the thought that some team that we’re engaged in trade talks with is going to come in at the eleventh hour and say they need us to throw Jason Botts into the deal, just to see if we will.

Thursday

JD (work): Rule 5 draft, after which Meetings end; more talks with agents and GM’s before heading back.

JDN (after work): Pick up 500 copies of the Bound Edition from the printer.

Friday

JD (work): Back in Arlington; do we still need two or three starting pitchers and either a center fielder, an impact bat, or both? Keep talking to agents and to every GM; four days left to tender a contract to Aki and to decide what to do on Wilkerson, Benoit, and Bauer.

JDN (after work): I have no idea. That’s a long, long way away. Maybe pick Hannibal Rising back up, maybe catch “The Office.” But don’t count on it.

You can read more from Jamey Newberg at www.NewbergReport.com.

3 Comments

So Jamie answer this question for me. My friends who actually played the great game of baseball tell me that its tough to break in two rookies in a season and three is just out of the question. Those of us rooting for Botts seem to think that if Fast Freddy plays center, then there is not hope for Botts to break into the bigs. Your thoughts on this statement?
By the way, My wife and I totally dig Studio 60.

And FLA broke in how many rookies last year? I think you can hang with two, especially if one is a DH and the other is a part-time starter, which is what Fast Freddy would be.

Guys…Guys…please refer to Jamey’s todo list for little Jon today…a center fielder…not a Mendoza line resident. Fast Freddy is no answer….now Vic Diaz might be.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 61 other followers

%d bloggers like this: