Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Werth Is A Little Peeved At Lee

Cliff Lee and Jayson Werth had a special bond while they were teammates in Philadelphia. You know the story of Lee being shipped to Seattle before last season. I guess they were still boys despite being on different coasts. As free agency rolled around, Lee and Werth had talked about possibly ending up in the same place.

When Werth signed with the Washington Nationals that went out the window. Even though The Nationals made a slight play for Lee, it was nothing serious. Lee eventually signed Philadelphia and now they'll be division rivals. Werth doesn't seem to pleased about the turn of events.

"When he found out I was coming here, he wasn't the happiest person in the world", Lee said. I guess Werth is pouting because instead of playing together, they'll be rivals. Lee will be in the penthouse and Werth will be looking up at him since we all know the Nationals aren't going anywhere. It could also be because the Phillies couldn't find enough money to sign Werth, but pulled it out their behinds to sign Lee.

Maybe the Phillies thought they would be overpaying to keep Werth, and maybe know something we don't.

"The news in Philadelphia, they got their boy back, I guess," Werth said. "That's fine. I think that's good. I like that. If you're going to be the best, you've got to beat the best. They make their plays, and we're going to make ours.  Jayson, I don't think your team will be making too many plays.

Oakland's Win Over Vols Could Go A Long Way

The Oakland Golden Grizzlies finally got the signature win they'd been seeking. Oakland knocked off No.7 Tennessee 89-82 in Knoxville. That probably ranks as the biggest win in Oakland's history. Consider this. Tennessee had just throttled then No.3 Pittsburgh on the road Saturday.

I know what a lot of pundits are saying. They had a hangover after thier win over Pitt. Well they also overlooked an Oakland team that is capable of playing with anyone. The Vols should've done their homework and prepared for more vigorously. This was Oakland's fourth game against a Top 25 team and after a few near misses they finally got their upset. Greg Kampe is doing a very good job of coaching his team up and convincing them that they shouldn't be afraid of anyone. You also have to give credit to the kids who've played their hearts out and finally got the confidence buiding win to put Oakland on the map.

As long as they don't get overconfident they should go nearly undefeated in their conference. I know it's a bold proclamation, but it's highly possible.