Just a few PM nuggets for those of you still surfing on this Christmas Eve eve (or, as some of us call it, The-Night-Before-the Night-Before-the-Day-We-Eat-Chinese-and-Go-to-the-Movies):
• Interesting article here where Jayson Stark argues that Albert Pujols is the runaway Player of the Decade. To be honest, I hadn’t even thought about who should get that title but my first thought was that he’s absolutely right. I think my biggest quibble with his list was having Mariano Rivera too low (Ichiro, too).
• The Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America voted Brian Cashman as its MLB Executive of the Year. One would imagine Cash will be wearing his Kryptonite suit when he goes up to receive his gold-plated pot o’ chowdah.
• Speaking of Boston-New York news: Um … really? How sad is this?
• In reliever news, Matt Capps is going to Washington and Fernando Rodney looks like he’ll be the new closer in Anaheim. How about the decline of the Angels relievers over the past few years? K-Rod to Brian Fuentes and now Fernando Rodney? Ugh. At this point, you kind of have to like the Mariners in the West, no?
That’s it for us tonight. If you’re traveling tomorrow, be safe.