This is usually around the time I’d make some kind of parody of a classic Christmas poem or that Mariah Carey song, but the Dodgers have sucked all the fun out of this offseason and stalled everything so there isn’t much non-Dodgers/non-Juan Soto news to report, especially not from the Cubs, who barely did some random minor league signings (which are still important, but honestly just not very fun). Since there’s nothing to report, and I’m not that motivated right now, I guess we will defer it to next year since apparently that’s something MLB allows us to do.
In its stead, I’ll just say I appreciate you all letting me hang out here at this place I found many years ago when I was wondering why the hell Ryan Theriot would be worth that much in arbitration. It was a simpler time before we worried about things like worker’s rights and the like (not that we shouldn’t care, mind you), and I didn’t quite know why I thought he was nuts for wanting the $3 million or whatever it was, but I’m glad someone was able to break down the numbers and value calculations for me. Ever since we shuttered our own site at world series dreaming dot com due to our shifting priorities, I wasn’t able to blog until you all let me in, so thanks, and sorry.
Also much appreciation to those of you who hang out with me on the podcast, which maybe five people listen to regularly but it’s more of a fun hobby than anything, a chance to talk amongst fellow fans about the stupidity that is Major League Baseball. At this age, and given how hard it is to make an actual living out of blogging, I’m just happy to have fun.
So yeah, thanks, Merry Christmas, and a happy new year. May Jed find some couch cushion money and sign Cody Bellinger already.