If a World Series is played and no one watches, does it really happen?
Deep, I know.
Open season is almost upon us and the only thing between us and weeks of insane rumors is a World Series that is too painful to watch for us to actually care about. Get it over with already so Omar can start shaping this team and arming them for a run in 2007 that will be a tremendous disappointment without a trip to the World Series. The Hot Stove is a time that I know most of us love. It is the time for people to write up crazy ass lineups that include Alfonso Soriano and Carlos Lee with Barry Zito and Dontrelle Willis in the rotation and Sandy Koufax brought in as lefty specialist. You know what? I love all of it. There is a certain rabidness to this time of year that I love.
The future is bright and Omar is paving the road ahead with golden bricks my friends. Omar has thrown the idea of 'baby steps' out the window and has completely revamped public opinion of this team in in two off-seasons. He had the best off-season in Met history in '04/'05 and managed to have another stellar one in '05/'06. If Omar has shown us anything so far, he has shown us he is a tireless worker that is not afraid to chase someone because the Yankees might be chasing them. He is not afraid of chasing someone because their agent is Scott Boras. I am ready go so let's get this World Series over with so the real fun can start.
The Mets decided to pull former top pick Phil Humber from the Arizona Fall League this weekend because the right-hander is dealing with what he called "a little tendinitis" in his shoulder.
"Everything is cool," Humber told MiLB.com. "It's just a little tendonitis, a tired arm, so they decided to send me home. I don't think it's going to be a big deal. They're just making sure nothing bad happens out of season. I wanted to stay and compete, but it's best to be safe so I came home and now I'll get ready for spring."
Keep moving...there is nothing to see here. I know teams sometimes play down bad situations, but the kid is coming of Tommy John surgery and has not been pitching that long. I was personally surprised he did not get the winter off and was put to work. We all know he needs to build arm strength, but I'm sure he also needs to be eased into things. Get him ready for Spring Training and let him report to AAA when the season starts so he can work on things and get ready for a mid-season call up if needed.
Braden Looper was among the players in the visitors' clubhouse at Shea Stadium last Thursday after the Cardinals had won the pennant, mimicking the "Ole, ole, ole!" chant Mets fans do to support Jose Reyes.
"The what?" Looper asked, pretending to be dumbfounded.
"We always do that," the ex-Met continued, tongue in cheek. "We do that in the bullpen. We do it every time we score. We do it in the clubhouse. It's just having fun, you know?"
You might win the World Series and get a nice ring and all, but you will still be ugly.