9:49pm The LA Daily News is reporting that the Royals are picking all of Berroa's '08 salary.
Comparing Berroa to Ted Williams, regardless of the context, is an offense that ought to be punished by forcing the perpetrator to watch the tape of Wednesday's game nonstop for a year straight.
It is intriguing that the Dodgers actually went out and traded for Berroa, so they could make the opposite choice that we have been making all year (Berroa v. a light-hitting but defensively good shortstop). But intriguing is as far as I will go.
If the Dodgers are picking up all of his salary, I don't care if we literally got sunflower seeds in exchange for him. That's a significant chunk of change. By all appearances, the guy we got for him will never make it out of A ball. But I can't say that I care.
Oh sure. He's got another chance to resurrect what's left of his career. He's got to be delighted with that.
But by the same token, I really don't want to hear anything from Berroa --- or anyone else for that matter --- that even hints that he was somehow "mistreated" in KC.