Somwhere Corey Hart smiles today. Because he just got the rare trifecta in this studio. He got wikipedia-ed, googled, and google image searched. The triple crown of the internets. If I would have downloaded a song of his on iTunes simultaneously he would have been trending based on my activity alone. You're welcome Corey. Yeah he could be sad that I couldn't think of a song title off the top of my head that led to all this research but that's beside the point. As a sidenote how upset is Corey Hart that when you google image 'corey hart' you have to go through like 5 pages of pics to get to the Brewer's Corey Hart. I mean the dude's hit 21 bombs, leads the NL in RBI, has a beard to be reckoned with and STILL no love.
Anyhow the point of this blog is that there are a TON of rumors circulating around Corey Hart at the all star game in terms of potential trades. Hart to Tampa, Hart to Atlanta, Hart to San Fran, hell by the end of this week he might be linked to the Bucks. And this is all because he is not only in the middle of a career year, but also, like Prince, is a free agent after 2011. Now far be it for me to tell Doug Melvin how to do his job, he doesn't tell me how to make an ass out of myself everyday on the air so I try to avoid telling him how to run a Major League Baseball team. Even though I am the back to back runner up in the Short Bus Crew fantasy league. Just sayin. But doesn't it seem like it would be easier to sign Corey to an extension than Prince? So maybe you offer Corey a nice extension, trade Fielder for pitching and shift Corey to first base, which was his original position out of high school? Because I am convinced today more than ever that the Crew has -4000% chance of resigning Prince. In fact here's what Scott Boras said about it yesterday:
Boras said Monday he views Fielder as a "rare, rare commodity" for what the slugging first baseman accomplished by age 25. Fielder, who turned 26 in May, already has 181 home runs in 764 major-league games.
"Every other player that has that by his age is a Hall of Famer," said Boras, in attendance at the all-star interview sessions for players from both leagues.
Boras noted that Fielder is a more accomplished power hitter and younger than another of his clients, first baseman Mark Teixeira, who signed an eight-year, $180 million free-agent deal with the New York Yankees prior to the 2009 season.
I think he also said he hates puppies and Christmas in that interview as well. So if he thinks he is going to get Prince MORE than 8 years at 180 million you can forget about him retiring as a Brewer. Meanwhile here's what Corey said in regards to the trade talk:
"I do want to stay," said Hart. "I've told Doug (Melvin) and Gord (Ash) that. I hope before they trade me they give me something to think about, something to say yes or no to. That hasn't happened yet."
So who do you think we have a better chance of keeping long term? Not to mention you could probably lock up Hart for 5 or 6 years at 80 or 90 million. Not chump change but it will look like Corey's on welfare compared to Prince's ultimate number. And maybe if he makes 15 million a year he can get a slot on page one next to this music icon? Bonus word: hart.
PS: Let's add a youtubing to the equation too:
Also how is this not Corey Hart's at-bat intro music? For shame Corey. I take it all back! Trade Hart! Trade Hart!