AJ Preller likes Hector Olivera. Not only did he watch on the field in showcases and private workouts in the Dominican Republic, he went to his house for some QT and things have even gotten physical. Now the question becomes how much does AJ like Hector? Does he really like him? Does he really really like him? Does he really really really really really like him, Carly Rae Jepsen style?
AJ’s liked a lot of guys this winter, but they’ve fallen into two groups: guys he’s liked, and guys he’s really really liked. For guys he’s liked, there’s been a limit. Jung Ho Kang, Yasmany Tomas, Pablo Sandoval, Yoan Moncada. AJ liked those guys. Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Derek Norris, and James Shields he really really liked, and he went out and got them. Relationship status: in a relationship. When AJ swipes right, he swipes for keeps. Or something. I’m married, so I don’t do Tinder.
With reports that the Padres were preparing a $50 million offer for the nearly 30 year old Cuban 2B/3B Olivera, the only question that’s left is how much AJ likes Hector, or maybe does another team really really like him more? The Dodgers like Hector too, and so do the Braves and a bunch of other teams.
Olivera is now said to be mulling offers in the 4 to 6 year range. He didn’t really like his trainer Rudy Santin, so now he’s represented by Greg Genske of The Legacy Agency. What was a “shit show” may now be coming to a quick conclusion.
But when? My guess is Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday, everybody’s looking forward to the weekend. But which seat will he take? And what’s up with Tom Hanks doing music videos for tween pop? Carly Rae Jepsen is 29? Well, that makes me feel a little better. Hey, that’s the same age as Hector Olivera! I guess that’s reason enough for this post to exist.
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