Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wire Check - 8/5/09


Ray Ratto with a stupid argument to sign Crabtree at all costs, because the 49ers need him. Um, yeah. That's kind of how the top 10 picks work, the worst teams get to draft first and they pick players that they need. It's pretty basic. Did Eugene Parker, Crabtree's agent, talk to Ratto recently? Here's my counter-argument: Why haggle over $2M when you're still going to get $20M guaranteed? If you're so good, load the contract with incentives and prove it on the field.

Paul Gutierrez' Tuesday Raiders' camp wrap up.


Bruce Jenkins checks in with the state of the NBA Western conference.

Marcus Thompson has the entire Warriors' 2009-2010 schedule.


Gwen Knapp takes an in-depth look at A's prospect, Cliff Pennington.

Monte Poole says Sabean deserves a contract extension because he scouted and signed Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum, Pablo Sandoval, et al. Where Do I begin? Pablo Sandoval looks like the only everday, legitimate position player Sabean's produced in 13 years and Sabean is still 0-for-the draft in that department. Poole goes on to say that Lincecum and Cain are already the most dominating NL duo since Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling. Really? I mean, I hope so, but let's give it another season, shall we?

Joe Martinez is back from getting hit on the head by a batted ball and is ready for his first MLB start.

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