Our friends at Drinker’s Philadelphia will be sponsoring this segment going forward. Nothing changes, except now we can play FREE fantasy baseball every week for legit prizes to Drinker’s.
Carter trade: Good. As tough as it is to say, the Flyers made out well here. Not only did they clear cap space to sign Bryz, they also got back a plus player in Jakub Voracek and two draft picks.
Richards trade: Bad (for now). I’m still having trouble coming to terms with it. They traded away the guy they have built up as the cornerstone. For what? A rookie (who may prove to be even better than Richie). I just don’t like the concept of contending teams trading away stars- especially when it’s their captain. Because of one bad – horrific – ending to a promising season, the Flyers pissed away a decade of potential and six years of grooming. Knee-jerk? Yes… Unless they turn the extra cap space into a guy who will help them win the Stanley Cup next year.
Oswalt pitch: Yes. He misses 4-6 weeks, comes back in August and makes one last run at a World Series. He retires after this year.
Crossing Broads: Heh.
Crossing Bros: They traded my captain… Richie.
Excited: To be honest, Schenn. That’s the only way I can come to terms with the Richie trade. This kid must be really, really good. Let’s be honest, most of us don’t follow junior hockey. I’m willing to bet more than 50% of you never heard of him before yesterday. That’s OK. I’m feverishly reading every article on him that exists on the interwebtuals. He looks like the real deal. Perhaps because we’ve expected it, the Bryz deal was a foregone conclusion. This Schenn kid could be something special. At least, that’s what I’m telling myself.
Finally, each week, as part of our Six Pack, we’re going to be running a one-night only FREE fantasy baseball league, thanks to our friends at Draft Street (much like we did two weeks ago). The league will be scored on Friday night, June 24th. Drinker’s will be giving away the prize- this week is a 2 tickets to tomorrow night’s Soul game.
You can go here to signup. It’s free to play and we’ll notify the winner on Monday. Since it’s such late notice, you probably have a pretty good chance at winning.