In all the trades and rumors being bandied about the baseball-verse, no one's really thinking about the human impact of the rumored Jarrod Saltalamacchia - Mark Teixeira trade.
It would be a devastating blow to many fans and some announcers, including Skip Caray, who just learned out to properly pronounce Saltalamacchia. The butchery of Salty's name by so many is priceless:
The fans and Skip would now have to go through weeks of learning how to pronounce Teixeira.
Perhaps for the sake of some fans and some announcers this trade shouldn't be made. I can only imagine what version of either of these names would come out of the mouth of Skip's father, Harry Caray.
On the rumor front, this little tidbit at the bottom of the New York Post's baseball notes column is rather interesting:
That means it's close. The World Wide Leader's Buster Olney brings up some good points about why this trade could turn out to be a blockbuster:
Over at Fox Sports, Ken Rosenthal seems to think we're giving up our top three prospects for Teixeira:
The Rangers evidently would receive three highly regarded young players -- catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Class AA left-hander Matt Harrison and Class A shortstop Elvis Andrus -- while sending the Braves only Teixeira.
True rumors or not, I just have a feeling something's going to happen. I just hope I'm happy with it when it does.