It was him all along. The rumor during the season was that this was Freddy’s swan song. My first reaction was that the Phils certainly got the better end of this deal. That may be true, especially if the kids we got in return never crack the staff. However, after sleeping on it, my hope is that, in reality, when all is said and done: we’ve traded Freddy for another couple years of Buehrle, Dye, Iguchi, and Crede–all guys that need extensions–and possibly Javy. That, I can live with. It’s time for McCarthy to step in.
So, here’s to not-so-fast Freddy! Thank you for a World Series and good luck in your new digs. Say "hey" to Rowand for us. And, next time you’re in town, drinks are on us. And the next time. And the next time.