But fortunately, I get to instead write a "called it" post: Johnny Damon was designated for assignment today, which doesn't completely kill off his chances of getting to 3000, but it sure doesn't look good, does it?
I should say: I have nothing against Johnny Damon. He's had a good career. He's not a Hall of Famer, and I really like the way that 3000 hits seems to be just beyond the reach of guys who aren't good enough to be HOFers. Except that Lou Brock made it, I suppose, but normally it just doesn't happen.
I suppose the next guy on that list is Michael Young. Interesting case: he's done quite well on the Bill James HOF monitor -- he's at 120, and this is only his age 35 season. And of course he has a ton of hits. But he's really not a HOF-quality player, at least not unless he has amazing (and even before this year quite unexpected) longevity. Quite a good player, but not HOF-level.