Jamey Carroll’s hand is kinda gross, but he plays the game the right way

39 Comments

The biggest reason to click this link is to see a picture and video of Jamey Carroll’s hand, which is totally gnarled, mangled and gross from a decade of playing the infield.

The second biggest is to ask yourself why it is that no one ever writes stories like this about non-white, non-short, non-scrappy utility players:**

“He’s one of a kind,” Dozier said. “You can throw tools out the window, anything physical — he plays the game the way it’s supposed to be played. I think a lot of times these days you see a lot of people not doing that.”

His offense hasn’t been shabby, either.

Carroll has his lowest OPS of his career at the moment, but I’m sure he’s doing it the right way.

**UPDATE: I stand corrected. Reader nobody78 did some Googling and it seems that some people do write such stories about non-white players from time to time: Miguel CairoJerry Hairston, Angel PaganMarlon Byrd.

Brewers are interested in Jake Arrieta

Getty Images
1 Comment

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Brewers may be interested in Jake Arrieta.

The Brewers could definitely use a front line starter, especially with Jimmy Nelson slated to miss a good chunk of next season due to a rotator cuff injury. Arrieta will be expensive, obviously, but the Brewers have a lot more payroll flexibility than most teams, with only minimal money due on long term contracts. Most of that is for Ryan Braun, but even the outlay for him is reasonable, with deferred money involved. Tom Haudricourt of the Journal-Sentinel laid all of that out back in October.

Milwaukee had a surprisingly good 2017 and they have the ability to add in free agency or to take on salary in trades if they want to. Maybe they don’t get Arrieta but they could make a splash this offseason.