Saturday, March 17, 2012
How about giving this guy a shot?
I like Jordanny Valdespin. How long is it going to be until he gets a shot? He's a more dynamic player than Tejada, and Valdespin's speed would be welcome at the top of the lineup. Rather than rushing a guy like Edgin, I'd like to see Valdespin get a shot to come north. I believe the Murphy experiment will not be a success. He looked dreadful in the field yesterday. For the life of me, I can't understand the fascination the Mets have with playing guys out of position. Hundley, Piazza, HoJo in center, etc. were all failures. I've already made my point on Duda. I like Murphy a lot. But the Mets may need to come to the realization that unless he's here to take over 3B (which is possible), his best value may be in a trade to an AL team to bring back a piece or two.
While I like to ignore the existence of the NYY, I feel obliged to mention them. Yesterday, it was announced that Pettitte is attempting a comeback. I have always felt that Pettitte was a HUGE phony. I'm now convinced that he is the biggest phony is baseball. He drones on about wanting to be close to family. He talks about his religious beliefs. What does the guy do? HE CHEATS by taking steroids (claiming it was "medicinal"), then all of sudden, his need to be near family is no more, he wants back into the game. Contrast this to Tebow. Say what you want, Tebow lives what he preaches. This man does oodles of charity work and donates huge sums to help people. Maybe Andy can learn something from Tim. It's not about commercials and words, it's about actions. Pettitte, in my mind, is one enormous hypocrite.