I’d like to point something out I’ve been meaning to say:
Not so much here (but this is the only place I post), but lots of places I see fans bemoaning Melky as just another Francoeur. Well, I say they’re right, but in a good way.
Melky is what Francoeur is to the Mets, not what he was to Atlanta. Both players come with limited expectations, limited pressure, and most imporantly, in limited roles. Atlanta counted on Frenchy for major production. Mets don’t. Neither will we count on Melky for it. For what we need from him, I’ll be glad to take “another Francoeur.”
A Melky/Frenchy used in the right way is no bad thing.
Alright, I must now confess that my unwillingness to consider Prado as legit is straight stupid. I just got back from Baseballreference.com. I had no idea. I must have just missed a lot of games where he performed well.
Yeah, Steve, new podcast! A Hinske Podcast. You know what would be funny, is if you did kind of a mocumentary podcast. Pick somebody like… Chavez or Thurston and straightface your way through an entire podcast where you talk about their high impact on the team.
I bet you’d get tons of new listeners just from the people who took you seriously.
Of course… it might make your clubhouse interviews … awkward.
Then again, if you did it on Diaz instead … and talked him up as the NL MVP… future HOF (you’d have to be pretty ridiculous, just cuz he’s really an impact player), he’d totally love it.
Bub, I’m never happy. Especially after watching the Jackets last night.
But this is the team, clearly, so let’s roll and see what happens.
I think it is a decent team. I don’t think it is a playoff team. But I’m open to surprises in 2010. Glaus was interviewed in Atlanta today and talked about how he felt and how excited he was to be playing for Bobby. I wouldn’t expect that he would say he is going to suck and will be stealing money, but he seemed genuine. So I’ll give him a month before I start killing him. How’s that? It’s all part of Curt 2.0.