An interesting garbage pickup that might pay dividends
I did not realize we had signed Corey Koskie. Heck, I didn't realize that he'd been out of baseball since 2006, when he suffered a serious concussion as a member of the Brewers. Koskie has always been one of those guys you pretty much take for granted.
He was also a hell of a player for several years, he is playing well for Team Canada (yep, another hockee fan) and if he is all the way back, wouldn't he make a swell left-handed hitting backup 1B-3B? His career OPS+ is 113. He gives Uncle Lou the versatlity that GoatFave Micah Hoffpauir does not. Should The Hoff be worried?
Perhaps. Or perhaps Joey Gathright should be worried. These are good problems to have - to have 30-32 bonafide major league talents in your camp. God knows there were many years where we were lucky to have almost 20 bonafides on our roster. If Koskie is all the way back, I can't see how we can keep him off our roster for long. Maybe he puts in a little time in Iowa.
But, once again, if he's all the way back, it just frees up more of our surplus talent to use to go after You Know Who. My wife says that I don't seem to remember much anymore, but once an idea gets in my head, it is impossible to shake.
Kudos to Jim Hendry to giving Koskie one more chance - it could pay off huge, with absolutely no risk.