Well, the most important thing is who El Duque isn't: He isn't Jose Lima or Jeremi Gonzalez. That makes me happy. Yeah, I'd seen Julio's stuff and thought big thoughts, but teams with 2 1/2 starters can't be picky, and as we're currently constituted Julio was a reliever searching for a role. And before anyone [...]
El Duque's a Met. Jorge Julio isn't. Trade between Mets and Diamondbacks nets us an ex-Yank icon. Injuries and pennant races make strange bedfellows.
Omar's on SNY explaining that Orlando Hernandez isn't 50 and isn't washed up. He's certainly experienced in big situations. So is Christy Mathewson, but Hernandez is still active. Looked good for the [...]
I've got another Jason in my life. He's also a Mets fan and I also met him online and he's also very, very sharp; I have good luck with Jasons that way. The one I'm talking about here sent me the gift of prescience Tuesday:
Today marks 7 years since The Schilling Game. Which marks the [...]
…Steve Trachsel was bad.
…Gavin Floyd didn't get a rainout.
…Pat Burrell was around to kill us.
…Sal Fasano had short hair and no 70s porn-king 'stache.
…Steve Trachsel was worse.
…Paul Lo Duca couldn't field a one-hop throw to the plate.
…David Bell was tolling for thee, me and everyone else in orange and blue.
…Julio Franco was running bases like [...]