Archive for March 29th, 2016

No Return Policy

The GOP establishment is stuck with Donald Trump. They now have a no return policy. Just check this from NBC News:

With just three candidates left in the Republican primary race, Donald Trump now holds 48 percent support of registered Republicans and Republican-leaners, according to the NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking poll.

This is more than 20 points higher than his second-place competitor, Ted Cruz — who now enjoys 27 percent support. John Kasich got a boost of 2 points this week and holds third place with 18 percent support.

The question in the Republican race, however, is no longer whether Trump is the clear front-runner, but whether he will reach the magic delegate number of 1,237 — and, if not, whether Republicans will support him as their party’s nominee going forward. These are big questions that have implications for the direction of the Republican Party and, ultimately, the outcome of the 2016 presidential race.

Here is the entire story: http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/poll-trump-nearly-50-percent-support-among-republicans-nationally-n546951.

If you ask me, the GOP is probably better off with Trump as their nominee. At this point, if they dump him at the convention, his supporters across the country are going to go crazy and the backlash will be painful. Instead of plotting his demise, embrace him and start making adjustments.

Next time you hear the phrase “money talks”, think Georgia.

Who was our last Opening Day starter at first base who on Opening Day was also playing in his first regular season MLB game?

Carlos Correa will soon be featured in HEB ads. Hey he led all MLB shortstops in dingers last season.

Brock Osweiler will also be in the HEB ads. Brock who? He hasn’t even thrown a pass and he already gets to be in HEB ads?

Jon Singleton won’t be on the Opening Day roster. That is what happens when you are batting .151 in the Grapefruit League.

It looks like Tyler White could be our first baseman to start the season. He’s batting .348. We picked him in the 2013 MLB Amateur Player Draft in the 33rd Round. He was the 977th player taken overall. Now it looks like he’ll make his MLB debut in Yankee Stadium next Monday. They don’t write them any better than this. Cool.

On Singleton, he signed one of those multi-year contracts a couple of seasons ago that is frowned upon by the players’ union. So even if he is in the minors, he will make 2 mil this year, and 2 mil next year, and 2 mil in 2018.

In 1991, Jeff Bagwell made his major league debut as our Opening Day starting first baseman of course.

The team has the day off today.

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