Weekend Roundup: November 11, 2011 – Baseball Free Agency Edition

One thing I’ll never understand is major league baseball and their free agency schedule.  For baseball, free agency starts three days after the end of the World Series.  There is no waiting around.  With that apparent urgency, you’d expect that something would happen.  But, what happens?

Nothing.

Since free agency started a week ago, I think I’ve seen one player get signed.  Jim Thome.  Who I thought had retired at least three years ago.  B-O-R-I-N-G!

In football, free agency takes place quite a while after the Super Bowl, but it’s worth the wait.  A couple of years ago, Jim Schwartz, the coach of the Lions, rang Kyle VanDenBosh’s doorbell at 12:01am to try to convince him to sign with the Lions (and he did!).  Football is a flurry of activity and it’s fun to watch!

Why baseball makes the start of their process a collective yawner is something I have yet to make sense of.

Here are some great blog posts as well as links to some carnival round-ups that I was included in this week.

Have a great weekend!

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6 thoughts on “Weekend Roundup: November 11, 2011 – Baseball Free Agency Edition

  1. Thank you for a great post recs. I don't understand baseball at all. I really tried and even though I know the rules, I don't appreciate the game. :) But I am not into sports anyway.

  2. Great links. I'll have to check some of them out. They lack one good one though….my blog wasn't mentioned! ;) Kidding. Keep up the good work!

  3. Baseball is slow, that's the nature of the game…It's just hard for us to slow down anymore.

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