Someone asked him about the economy and the way it has affected free agents, and he said that hopefully “my man Obama” will get the economy turned around soon. As for the wrist, he says it isn’t affecting him at all anymore when he swings. Said he started swinging a bat in mid-December, and by late December, his swing felt completely natural. Also says he has no regrets about turning down a multi-year offer from the Snakes last season. Claims he was offered multi-year deals this winter by “several other teams.” And that he got married this winter but can’t remember the exact date. Is any male who has ever been married can attest, he better look it up, and then commit it to memory.