The Phillies are looking to acquire Placido Polanco to be their third baseman next season, which is actually a pretty good idea.
Polanco is a Type A free agent, so the decision not to offer him arbitration means the Phillies could sign him without losing their first-round draft pick.
There were indications Wednesday that the two sides were discussing a three-year deal.
I think now is as good a time as any to address the giant elephant in the room, or perhaps, the elephant that lives inside of Polanco’s head. Seriously – look at that thing. It looks as though he injected steroids directly into his temples. Polanco looks like Quagmire from Family Guy come to life. How has the government not detained him and run genetic tests to determine his planet of origin?
Polanco’s a fine player, but I really just can’t get past that noggin. There’s more power at work in his jaw and temples when he chews than there is in the space shuttle Atlantis.
Hopefully he doesn’t have some type of congenital disorder, because then I’m going to really feel like a dick.