Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
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Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Kelvim Escobar signs with the Mets... why not?
Seriously... why not?
The Mets have been ravaged with injuries and broken down players. The Mets seem to have been cobbled together with veterans who you thought have retired and rookies who should be in AA
So no doubt Omar Minaya looked at the available free agents and said "Hey, he's made 1 start in the bigs over the last 2 years. That's what we need... another medical liability. Not Jon Garland and his 200 innings a year plus World Series experience. Nahhh... we want the guy with one game under his belt over the past 2 years."
Rich Harden has the durability of Nolan Ryan compared to him.
They are expecting a quality start out of him.
Let me put this in perspective. Over the past two seasons, Kelvim Escobar has made one more start than Harry Morgan.
I don't know what is more amazing:
That Escobar was nearly tied by Sherman Potter... Or that Morgan is still alive!
Either way, it doesn't bode well for the Mets pitching staff.