agustin rexach: November 2008 Archives

...."with the 19th pick of the first round the Baltimore Orioles select Infielder Michael Eugene Fontenot"....


He was not exactly a throw-in in the Sammy Sosa deal but I can assure you that his inclusion was not what convinced Jim Hendry to pull the trigger on the deal that would finally say good bye to the one time hero and hello to the low key mystery named Michael Eugene Fontenot. In other words the idea was to get rid of Sosa at all costs and not to acquire Fontenot or the other two players that where included in the deal from Baltimore; 2B/OF Jerry Hairston, Jr. and RHP Dave Crouthers.[who the hell is Dave?]

When Mike Fontenot was called up initially to the MLB on April of 2005 I remember thinking to myself that for the first time in a lot of time the Chicago Cubs farm system was becoming weak. But no worries, the Cubs have plenty of money to spend and... We all expected at least a big name signing like Carlos Beltran or somebody in that neigh ...