Sunday, June 21, 2009

Can we just create a "He's Been Sucking List"?

Dice-K has been sucking all year for the Red Sox... and now he's suddenly on the disabled list.

Granted some of this is from his shoulder problems and no doubt more of it is from his pitching in the moronic WBC.

(Hey Junior 75 and everyone else who loved that silly exhibition... how often do you think of those games during this season? I think Japan won, right? Or was it Korea? I can't remember... it was THAT MEMORABLE!)

I'm not accusing the Red Sox of pushing him back to the DL simply because he is sucking...

Actually that is EXACTLY what I am saying.

He was cleared to pitch and then threw with all the confidence of Calvin Schraldi.

And the Red Sox aren't the only ones doing this...

Brad Lidge, with Satan now collecting on his bargain, got shuttled off to the DL.

Chien Ming Wang has been horrific with the Yankees... and he's off to the DL.

Before Ortiz got hot again, there were whispers of putting HIM on the DL (and I advocated faking an injury).

In 2008 Joe Borowski was bombing with the Indians when an injury surfaced at just the right time. 

And of course there was the classic fake injury... Phil Hughes last year. No... he didn't suck. It wasn't a mistake to not trade for Johan Santana... he's hurt! Yeah... that's the ticket.

I say let's end the charade.

Give each team one "He's Been Sucking" transaction a year. No need to find an injury or fake one. Just come out and say it. "This is really bad... it would be better for all of us if we just find out what the hell is the matter with this guy."

The guy basically puts the dunce cap on and they can fill his roster spot with someone else.

And there is no limit to how long they can stay on the list. It could be the rest of the season if they suck that badly.

But they can only do it once a year and once the player is off of the "He's Been Sucking List" they can't put him back on. 

They have to figure out what is wrong and they can't shuttle him back and forth.

I'm actually 98% serious about this!

It makes perfect sense to me.

Which is why it will never happen.

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