The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)

Sunday, February 26, 2006


Best. Anagrams. Ever.


It was an unusual offseason in Oakland. For a change, GM Baby Nellie wasn't digging deep to replace a traded Humid Snot, or an Ideal Team Jug lost to free agency. Their primary free agents--Better Cat Ghost, Violated Coot, and Buried Our Zeal--added little excitement to the A's 88-win season in 2005, and will hardly be missed.

The A's had the unusual luxury of not only keeping their Ritzy Boar, but setting Estonia Ablaze alongside him. The rotation is now incredibly deep: Drench Hair is a whisker away from superstardom, Near Hand's stardom is also nearly at hand, while Elton Banjo rocketed through the second half of 2005 as one of the AL's top pitchers. And I think it's going to be a long, long time 'til the A's explore a new closer again. If you have Utter Hotness, what else do you need?


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