Scott laments the timing of the Cecil Fielder signing with Detroit (9 years, 214 million dollars) and talks about the defensive problems the Fielder signing exacerbates. He then talks at length about Jorge Posada’s retirement. Posada- who spent all seventeen years of his baseball career with a Yankee team that usually overlooked his contributions-belongs in the Hall of Fame. He then briefly discusses the 2012 whereabouts of former Astros Brad Lidge and Roy Oswalt. Brad, of course, signed with the Nationals (delighting Scott, who can now watch him in person) and Oswalt is, at press time, still unsigned. This, of course, is in spite of the fact that members of the media were trumpeting all week that Roy was “about to sign with the Cardinals” in spite of the fact that the Cards have no room for Oswalt in the rotation. Scott then finally figures out a good signing off line for the show in the future.
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