Monday, February 11, 2008

The Sweeney saga

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

"I'm excited to see how (general manager) Billy Beane is developing this team and I'm hoping to be part of the puzzle," Sweeney said. "I've spend the last 17 years with the Royals' organization, so it's definitely going to be different, but I'm looking forward to a fresh start. It's exciting."

There's just one problem -- from the same paper:

Mike Sweeney said he jumped the gun a little Sunday when the five-time All-Star told the Kansas City media that he'd signed a minor-league deal with Oakland.

There was one little problem - no one had told the A's.

"This is news to us," one team official said Sunday evening. "Though we have been talking."

Best wishes to Mike wherever he ends up, but we'll save the formal official goodbye for, you know, when it's formalized.


  1. Very, very interesting. So does it mean there was no deal? Is it some kind of early (and elaborate) April Fool's joke? What happens now?

  2. I found it funny that Sweeney is signed for a minor league contract only and he is talking about going to KC's visitor club house. I actually feels sorry for him. It is kind of pathetic to say he is signed when he is not and then talking about all the visiting stuff when he is actually not even signed to a major league contract. lol