Greetings all … hope your day was pleasant. About to hop on a conference call in about a half-hour with Omar Minaya. He’s at the GM meetings. He might make an official announcement on Jose Valentin, but that’s old news. What might come out of this is an announcement on Orlando Hernandez. I hear they are close …. “pending a physical close.’’
At 8 tonight is the announcement of who won the posting for Japanese pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka. All reports say it is Boston, but we should know for sure in a few hours.
Tomorrow is NL Manager of the Year announcement. I have to think Willie will be a strong candidate for that one. So is new Yankees announcer Joe Girardi. For Girardi to win the award after being fired (although the voting was done before the playoffs started) would be funny.
I will post again after talking with Omar.