“What she is doing now is she is going to go from stadium to stadium making a fool of herself. It’s like the Orioles”
— David Letterman in last night’s monlogue, talking about Lady Gaga’s recent knuckleheadedness. The Gagalarity starts at the four-minute mark of the video.
I’ll admit, I’m a big Letterman fan going back to the early 80s, but soon after I had kids I realized that wasn’t able to stay up late enough to watch him anymore. As such, this was the first time I’ve watched his monologue in ages. I can’t decide, therefore, if I’m happy or disappointed that he made the same basic Regis joke in this one that he’s been making for the past 25 years.
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Rangers have signed outfielder Carlos Gomez to a one-year deal. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that Gomez will earn $11.5 million next season.
Gomez, 31, struggled with the Astros to a .594 OPS before the club released him in mid-August. The Rangers signed him shortly thereafter and were immediately rewarded. Gomez hit .284/.362/.543 with eight home runs and 24 RBI in 130 plate appearances through the end of the regular season.
As presently constructed, Gomez would likely take over in center field with Nomar Mazara handling left and Shin-Soo Choo in right.
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Diamondbacks are close to signing free agent reliever Fernando Rodney.
Rodney, 39, has been inconsistent over the past two seasons. This past season, he was lights-out with the Padres, posting a 0.31 ERA in 28 appearances. After the Marlins acquired him at the end of June, he struggled to a 5.89 ERA in 39 appearances.
Brad Ziegler, who closed for the Diamondbacks in the first half last season, went to the Red Sox in a midseason trade and is now a free agent. The Diamondbacks had six other relievers register a save, but only Daniel Hudson and Jake Barrett recorded more than one. Adding Rodney will give the club some stability in the ninth inning.