Tom H. is throwing out another one of his hunches, this time involving the Brewers and the possibly imminent signing of Braden Looper now that his price has plummeted.
Recent Tom H. guarantees related to coaching decisions - the hire of Macha and the departure of Maddux to Texas. He was 2 for 2 on those.
But I don't think this Looper thing qualifies as a Tom H. Guarantee. And his hunches have been less than stellar, including the hunch that Prince and the Brewers were going to go to an arbitration hearing.
If it turns out that the Brewers do a 1-year deal for Looper I'm OK with it, but I still think he's a product of Dave Duncan smoke and mirrors.
According to Tom's most recent post, this one has moved into the realm of Tom H. Guarantee based on a vague statement from Mrs. Looper requiring a logic leap and "a reader who knows a friend of Looper" who says the deal will happen today. I don't know how you can argue with that. [Note: I used to have a link to this, but now the link is gone and instead you would get sent to JS Online Never Never Land, which is bad times. To ensure that you do not suffer this fate, I have removed the link.]
Update to the update:
As you might have figured out from trying to access that last link that is now gone, Tom H. is now pulling back a bit in his latest post and has actually deleted the prior one that said that Looper was definitely doing a deal with Milwaukee today based on logic leaps and a friend of a friend of Looper bit. I guess he has succumbed to some stodgy, old-school editor who wants real sources, dammit, even on a blog. We have no such restrictions here at Chuckie Hacks. Tom H. still seems to be giving it the Tom H. Guarantee, though.