I have so many little things on my mind I would like to share so I thought I would do a ‘…column’ covering various topics. So let’s get started.
Talk is cheap…Brian Gutekunst had a solid draft, but didn’t really impress me until he signed TE Marcedes Lewis and OT Byron Bell. Ted Thompson, who I ran out of patience with, wouldn’t consider this, and that’s why his team rarely advanced in the playoffs…Lewis can do more than block, especially in the red zone and Bell gives them an experienced blocker, unlike the past draftees that TT missed big on…Signing Mike Budenholzer was a no-brainer and I was happy to see Jon Horst’s first big move turn out…I pray he does a better job at drafting…the Bucks need a contributor not another damn project…John Hammond has hurt the Bucks salary cap with his stupid signings…but Hammond then had a habit of somehow trading his mistakes…hopefully Horst has a talent to dump some of these guys…I wouldn’t want to lose Jabari Parker now that Budenholzer is here, but I shake in my boots wondering what he is going to ask for… with all the backcourt injuries I would have liked to see Xavier Mumford get some time…I’m not the only one worried about the Brewers starting rotation…Jhoulys Chacin and Junior Guerra are the 1-2 starters … Chase Anderson should bounce back and I think Zack Davies is still injured…Brent Sutter is Brent Sutter and he does a solid job spot starting or in the bullpen…Trade a starter? As long as Keston Hiura isn’t in the deal … Chris Archer is not the stud people think he is and he hasn’t been for two years … People wondered how Jesus Aguilar would make the roster … Where would the Brewers be now without him … When Ryan Braun, Domingo Santana, Manny Pina and Orlando Arcia pick up the pace, this will be an interesting offense … What will they do with Eric Thames when he returns? The two keys to this team are GM David Stearns and Manager Craig Counsell … On an unrelated subject, LaBron James won me over this year, carrying a lousy Cleveland team to the finals … comparing him to Michael Jordan is a joke, though, and people are stupid to even do that … they are from different eras, first of all … People say Jordan had Scottie Pippen, but LaBron jumped around to different teams to get All-Star teammates … That was selfish, because all he wanted was the ring and he came and went when he had to … he’s not staying in Cleveland, so I hope he signs with a team in the West … He is a brilliant player … Happy to see Ethan Happ come back to Wisconsin … his presence gives them a chance to get back to the NCAA Tourney again.
There’s my ramblings for the day.