Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
November 8, 2002
BASEBALL: Greater Fools

For the record, signing Tom Glavine for a two-year deal isn't a terrible idea, if the team is one that intends to contend or (in the case of the Mets) has painted itself into a corner and has no choice but to keep trying. I tend to think the Yankees get into things like this just to bid Glavine up so the Mets won't get him, but they are thin in starting pitching and loaded on offense, so making a bid for a veteran lefty (always welcome at the House That Steinbrenner Remodeled) is a pretty good move.

For anyone but the Yankees - who can afford the writeoff - signing Glavine to more than two years is suicidal. He's one step removed from being Kevin Appier, and two steps from being Charles Nagy.

The NY Daily News also says the Mets are thinking about dealing Rey Ordonez. This is either wishful thinking by the News, or by the Mets; even if the Mets finally figure out that Ordonez stinks, what are the odds that they'll find someone else who doesn't know this, and to the tune of $6.25 million?

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