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Release K-Rod Now

That’s all.

(Apologies to Greg.)

17 comments to Release K-Rod Now

  • Clam

    Greg – a couple of weeks ago you replied to my post and said you didn’t wish K-Rod any bodily harm. That still the case?

  • LarryDC

    Jesus. (Not pronounced “hey-SEUSS.”) Met losses feel like losses. Met wins feel like losses. Off days are the only relief, pardon the pun.

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  • Greg H

    K-Rod had a good chance to get two blown saves and a loss in the same game. I was kinda rootin’ for him, if only to bring the day he is no longer a Met a little closer (no pun intended).

    • Unfortunately, that day approaches at the same speed regardless of what happens on the field. We are stuck with our fat, bad closer for the duration. Thanks Omar! Great job!

      • Greg H

        Perhaps Frankie could have a religious conversion and retire to become the Latin version of Rev Al. Then he could still be hated, and continue blowing saves, but on souls instead of Mets’ wins.

  • Tom in Sunnyside

    A few things genuine closers do not do:

    Issue lead-off walks.

    Blow stack at ump, no matter how deserved, with game in the balance.

    Have a schtick to intimidate opponents that depends on a motion that takes you into the right side dugout on every pitch.

    Act like a third rate bullfighter when you win a game you 1) blew in the first place and then 2) should have lost but for another horrible umpire call.

    My K-Rod support meter is running on empty. The best reason I can think not to part ways with him is that it might give Jerry and Omar the idea of giving Ollie a shot at the job [/sarcasm].

    • Seconded. Interesting that I also loathe Brian Wilson for some of these same sins, except he’s actually good. Another reason to hate K-Rod: We beat the Disciple of Jesus Christ, MMA Superstar, and I couldn’t even enjoy it.

  • Joe D.

    Hi Jason,

    Before we run KRod out of town, can anyone tell me who do we have or can get of at least equal value to replace him? Certainly not during the season.

    No excuses – he was being hit and wasn’t sharp, however, after Blanco turned around to argue the bad call, the verbage from the bench and his own display of displeasure, could KRod have been afraid of the strike zone suddenly shrinking?

    • Let Parnell close. Closers are made, not born. K-Rod is horrible and will only get worse during the rest of his awful Omar Special of a contract. I know I’m not being entirely rational and I don’t care. He’s bad and I want him off my team, logic be damned.

  • Andee

    You do realize that if we cut him, the Braves will sign him next year and he’ll become unhittable.

    • If history has taught us anything, it’s that Billy Wagner as the Braves closer is yet another reason nto to worry about the 5 game lead.

  • vertigone

    This old classic works well, re-cast…

    “Met#1: I say we kill him!
    Team: [shouts] Yeah!
    Met#2: I say we hang him, then we kill him!
    Team: [shouts] Yeah!
    Johan: I say we stomp him!
    Team: [shouts] Yeah!
    Johan: Then we tattoo him!
    Team: [shouts] Yeah!
    Johan: Then we hang him!
    Team: [shouts] Yeah!
    Johan: And then we kill him!
    Team: [shouts] Yeah!
    K-Rod: [trying to throw voice without moving lips] I say we let him go.
    Omar: [shouts] No!”