Sunday Money – 6-Pack

November 19, 2010 |

PREDICTION #3 – Andy MacPhail does NOTHING

I realize this is nowhere near being a stretch, but I’m pretty certain Andy MacPhail will not make any moves in forming the 2011 edition of the Baltimore Orioles over the next couple days.
Regardless of whether the next “Dan Uggla” becomes available, Andy will probably put his cellphone on SNOOZE, through Sunday, right?

In response to my Wednesday blog, Gregg T. reasoned the Orioles might’ve resisted an urge in acquiring Uggla, because he has said he won’t move to 3rd base. I understand Gregg’s point and this isn’t a knock against him, but when did the inmates start running the asylum?

Aug. 06, 2010 - Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America - August 06, 2010: Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter (26) and president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail before Friday night's game against the Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD...Russell Tracy / Southcreek Global.

We’ve been led to believe that Buck Showalter will not tolerate insubordination. What would he do with a 2nd baseman who won’t move to 3rd base? Better yet, would a guy like Uggla challenge Showalter’s authority – especially in his “walk year”?

I doubt it.

I’m not buying that excuse. I’ll just assume Dan Uggla was considered a costly one season rental – too costly, I suppose.

PREDICTION #4 – Garrett gets his first home win

The Dallas Cowboys are hosting the Detroit Lions, in a battle of two teams with a combined win total of FOUR. It’s also the home debut of Jason Garrett, as head coach of the Cowboys.
While they’re unpredictable underachievers, I cannot foresee the Jerry Jones’ team dumping a home game against the Lions. It ain’t happening.

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett (L) celebrates with receiver Dez Bryant after a Cowboy's first down score during the third quarter of their NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, New Jersey, November 14, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Segar  (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

However, given their lack of consistency and heart, I prefer the Cowboys as a “tease”. They’re favored by 6.5 points, and the over/under is 46 …..

Tease it down to -.5 and take the over at 40 points.

That’s a guaranteed winner. Jon Kitna and the offense are finally clicking – too little, too late. But, I sense the Cowboys are playing for pride, if not an assortment of jobs.

You’ll make money, but absolutely tease it.