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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I'm O-K with this Rod

I realized I wouldn't really be a blogger if I didn't go at least moderately bat-shit over the closing of the deal with so-called "K-Rod" today, pending a physical. K-Rod apparently is urban slang for "mess up" but I won't hold that against him. As for the clamor coming from the bloggers unions for players with cool noun-like names "Wood", "Dunn"... well we'll have to hope to land on easy (Huston) Street soon. My emotional take on it? Ehh. I've seen this Christmas movie before, and we all know most Christmas movies do not repay subsequent viewings kindly. It's Billygoat all over again I'm sure, but the 'Goat had his moments. K-Rod isn't bad, he's just overrated, that's all. They certainly don't appear to have "overpayed." And the Mets can't lose 'em all, can they? Anyhow, it's better than not having a closer, because then the ball just rolls out to centerfield when the catcher throws it back during the 9th.

I can't get too excited about welcoming such a profligate sky-pointer to my club.

I am not big on sky pointing. I can think of a handful of Mets who actually qualify to point to the sky and they would never do such a thing.

However, I can imagine my readers, particularly those in secured bunkers, will want a run-down of the reactions to the deal. So...want to know what a complete and utter douchebag thinks about the deal? Wonder what a guy who looks like a militiaman and has a noun as a last name thinks? Know that elsewhere, some bring the wonders of replacement level thinking to the table, noting that the Mets, like American citizens in general, "are paying for about 2 WAR each season."

So is it a safe pick?
A big lazy-throw-money-at-the-problem solution?
A deft move?
An unavoidable inevitabiltiy?

I don't know. But what's done is done, and it really matters what the Mets do next. They need to rid the club of klutzy cancers like Aaron Heilman (hello Houston Street), part ways with useless cogs like Pedreadful FeliceNavidad-for-the-other-team. Then I am not kidding they need three more relievers at least. And they cannot cannot cannot sign Raul Ibanez to start in left, no no no daddy. If it is true that the "Mets, Ibanez spotted at Bellagio" as the headline reads, hopefully the Mets were at the Bellagio gambling their money on a good investment, like roullette or hookers. We need an Adam Dunn, ManRam, or something really smart that I didn't think of.

You see, without Huston, we have a problem.
Next up...can the Mets get this guy to walk down their street?

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  • At 12:21 AM, Blogger Jaap said…

    Yes, signing the best closer in baseball was "the safe pick". Silly Omar. Why isn't he more of a gambler like Keith Law? Why didn't he sign Luis Ayala to like a 5-year £100 million deal? Now THAT would have shown some cajones, Omar. That would have shown people like that irredeemable twat Keith Law (who looks more like a convicted paedophile every time I look at his photo) that Omar is not just going with the "safe stuff" and is willing to gamble, willing to gang bang with Jerry Manuel in the Mean Streets of Mediocrity. Let's start the run right here, Keith Law for Mets GM!

  • At 4:49 AM, Blogger katherine said…

    I haven't had my coffee yet, so I am not thinking too clearly, but jaap, you're being sarcastic, right? You think it was a good deal? You are usually pretty gung-ho about things. Even IMFM's usual gloomy outlook is slightly bright this morning.

    I am so amazed that Omar got francisco so "cheaply"! I read it was for only about half of what he and his agent had hoped for, and only 3 years instead of 5. Do you think it is the economic crisis that caused them to settle for those terms?

  • At 5:05 AM, Anonymous jdon said…

    Omar lucked out. K Rod had no market and Omar had the checkbook. I get a kick out of the papers talking about how the Mets feel they only have to sign a closer and that will be it for their big moves. But it makes sense when you have a second or third place team and they are shooting for second or third place. They are no longer the misunderstood favorites,the so-called team to beat that slipped on a banana peel. They think oh if we had K Rod we would have won last year. Or, if we had Pedro we would have gone to the WS in 2006. Woulda coulda shoulda. They are definitely inferior to the Phils this time around and not doing enough to get back. If the Phillies sign Lowe to go along with Hamels and Myers we will be out of it in August. The lineup must be addressed. There are a lot of outs in that lineup, and a few punks besides. A lot of second division teams have very good closers. We look like an 85 win team to me. Settle back and enjoy the mediocrity folks.

  • At 5:08 AM, Anonymous jdon said…

    Edit: I meant to say sign a STARTER with their closer when I referred to what the papers are saying.

  • At 9:50 AM, Blogger Jaap said…

    indeed Katherine, sarcasm. For the avoidance of doubt, I confirm I am happy to see the first of a million pieces of the puzzle in place.

  • At 10:32 AM, Blogger I.M. Forme said…

    i was going for gloomy there. I guess posting a guy in a school dress didn't drive the point home.

    Jdon has the gloom/reality market covered. I would add that not only are the Mets in need of more pitching more offense etc. but everyone else is getting better. Lowe seems out of our range. THe Philmes could improve. And the Spanks and their $400 million budget are sending the market out of whack and are even having reporters spread Manny rumors now. The Spanks just offered ME $1.2 million to be a lefty out of their pen. And I'm right handed!!

  • At 7:14 PM, Anonymous jdon said…

    we are doomed

  • At 7:14 PM, Anonymous jdon said…

    I feel like Poland in 1939.

  • At 8:50 PM, Anonymous CVER said…



  • At 5:56 PM, Blogger Jaap said…

    jdon, what about the poland when the russians made that freak with the sunglasses running Poland declare martial law after those little Gdansk workers got their panties in
    a bunch about democracy?


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