I finally understand how other team bloggers keep busy--when stuff is happening in the offseason, everybody writes about it! Until the Overbay deal, the Brewers hadn't really fallen into the "doing stuff" category. Here's some opinions, reports, and discussions about the Koskie acquisition:
- Thoughts at MLB Trade Rumors, which includes some links to news reports including good data on the exact money changing hands;
- Al's Ramblings on the deal--he's very positive about it, and doesn't think Billy will be traded;
- Lee Sinins with some stats on Koskie;
- The Batter's Box--discussion on a Blue Jay fan site;
- Commentary at Bluebird Banter, SB Nation sister site;,
- Tom Haudricourt on the deal, including this nice quote from Billy: "I'm still coming to spring training looking to be the starting third baseman. That was the attitude I was going to take anyway. Doug explained that I'm still an important part of the team. It's not really a disappointment."
- Talk about Koskie not returning to the Twins at Twinkie Town, another SB Nation sister site. Also check out this diary at the site with more specifically about the trade.
That's my story, and I'm sticking to it. I'll resume the MLE postings tomorrow night or Monday morning. roguejim's comments notwithstanding, I'm going to another musical tomorrow afternoon :).