Entering into the Mariners timeline when I did, I guess I haven’t had the chance to really get into some players that have come and gone over the last 3 seasons. It was a shock to see JJ Putz in a Mets uniform, and trust and believe that my little heart hurt for about a month over that loss. Hearing about a trade is one thing, but seeing the reality is just…it’s like having a giant bucket of icy water poured on you. Because in my head, even though I knew Putz was gone, he still sort of wasn’t, if that makes any sense; until I saw that photo. Sean Green and Jeremy Reed were a little easier to take, but it still looked wrong. Especially on Green.
Seeing Raul Ibanez in a Phillies uniform looked a little odd, but because I knew that the situation was for the better for everyone, that Phillies uni looked pretty good on Raul – and everything turned out pretty swell for all parties involved – we got better in left field, Raul goes to the World Series; not too shabby!
Orioles orange looked weird on Adam Jones and George Sherrill, but Royals blue seemed to fit Yuniesky Betancourt and Willie Bloomquist just fine – and I even liked Bloomquist.
Hearing about Adrian Beltre signing with the Boston Red Sox was one thing. Knowing for the past few months that something was going to happen, that he would most likely not be here in 2010 kind of cushioned the blow. But last night, someone threw a giant bucket of icy water on me: