Diamond Jim is back

Centerfielder Jim Edmonds is making a comeback.  After an ill-fated 2009 when his wife died of a cocaine overdose and he spent most of the rest of it recuperating from that, Edmonds is back in baseball.

The Milwaukee Brewers are taking a flier on Edmonds hoping he can help the team.  A good move in my opinion if only because they’re getting him on the cheap.

The Gold Glove centre-fielder, making a comeback after taking the 2009 season off, had his minor league contract purchased Thursday, giving the 39-year-old a spot on the 40-man roster.

The move put US$850,000 in Edmonds’ pocket, with the ability to make up to $1.75 million in bonuses.

2 Responses to “Diamond Jim is back”

  1. I think you’ve confused Edonds with Scott Schoeneweis in the first paragraph.

  2. Jim Edmonds becomes one of a handful of players to play for each of my 3 favorite teams (Angels, Brewers, Cubs).

    Having said that, I don’t care for Edmonds. Not really hoping he makes the Brewers. Don’t think he will help much if he does.

    Not planning to draft him in fantasy league.


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