I like this move even better.

The hits just keep coming. David Aardsma settled away from arbitration for yet another year at $2.75M. At the beginning of 2009, when he first started to emerge as a successful closer with our one-run games on the line, I wasn’t prepared to have Aardsma take over for JJ, but my feelings of uncertainty were quickly bulldozed over by Aardsma’s fastballs and rugged good looks. And also fastballs. This one is worth another:

Gladiator-style! Because I love me some Relief Corps!

Geoff Baker says there may be more deals handed down today, and I am 100% OK with that. Seriously, tickets for Opening Day cannot go on sale fast enough, and FanFest is not nearly as close as I’d like it.

EDIT: Now with David Aardsma Quote Action!

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4 Responses to I like this move even better.

  1. Bart's Evil Twin says:

    I take it you are a DA fan? Or is it time to do laundry? 🙂

    Glad to see DA is getting a decent raise, since he did a great job for the M’s last year.

    • section331 says:

      I love closers. It probably has something to do with the fact that I really started paying attention to baseball when I first saw JJ Putz save games in 2007. Closers are like the guillotine of the game. I’m sure having entrance music and drama surrounding them helps, but watching a closer face down the final batters is one of my favorite bits of the game. 🙂 I’d get an Aardsma shirt, if they’d sell one at the Team Store. :/

  2. Bart's Evil Twin says:

    I like your guillotine analogy – hadn’t thought of it that way.

    Last season it was fun to go down to the bullpen towards the end of the game and watch DA warm up. Then watch him stroll out on the field and finish the game. This year is gonna be even better!!!

    • section331 says:

      Closers are just sort of executioner-y to me, I guess. It’s kind of a silly position, when you think about how pitchers used to pitch entire games, but it is what it is, and it’s great fun to watch. 🙂

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