Saturday, July 05, 2008

WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, MANUEL GETS DIRTY (SANCHEZ, THAT IS)

Lemme see if I got this straight.

The Mets signed Johan Santana to fill his role as Best Pitcher In Baseball™. And they're paying him 174 trillion dollars a year for 5 seasons to do whatever it is a Best Pitcher In Baseball™ does.

(Holding a high-scoring team to 2 runs over 8 innings in the bandbox they call home seems to fit the bill, by the way.)

The Mets have also signed Billy Wagner to fill his role as One Of The Two Or Three Best "Closers" Not Named Mariano Riviera In Baseball™. They're paying him 684 billion dollars a year for that one. Not sure exactly what his job description is, but sitting in the bullpen watching the 9th inning of a crucial divisional game with the score tied ain't it.

But that's just what he did.

As did Johan Santana. The same Johan Santana who'd thrown 95 pitches through 8 innings. 95!!!

So who pitched the 9th of this crucial, tied-in-the-9th game?

Duaner Sanchez. He of the late-night munchies. I guess Schoeneweis and Joe Smith couldn't get loose quickly enough. And Ambiorix Burgos is on the DL.

Good thing Omar fired Willie, huh?

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Applesaucer said...

Carp at first, Evans to LF, Heilman to the rotation and Pedro to the pen, I say!

Applesaucer

p.s., anyone wanna hear my theory about the misallocation of reliver innings?

5:04 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

I like all those ideas. Pedro to the pen seems like a no-brainer to me at this point . . . which is why I'm sure it'll never happen.

6:49 PM  
Blogger Smitty said...

This perplexes me as muc has why the Lions still keep Millen around.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

What perplexes me more than Dirty going in is Wagner staying out. Although I suppose yesterday's "performance" by Wags, if you can call it that, might sort of mitigate that issue, lol. But I agree that there is no reason The Great Santini couldn't have remained in the game.

Live and learn, right? I'm so sick of the formulaic managing in the game these days it isn't even funny.

11:23 AM  
Blogger Rickey Henderson said...

Hey, but this Santana fellow can hit, right? Oh no wait, he fucking can't. That was all bullshit too.

3:02 PM  
Blogger George said...

BTW, how was Nova Scotia? Better than the Mets?

7:02 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Nova Scotia was better than the Mets, though that's not saying much.

Prince Edward Island was also very nice.

6:27 AM  

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