So long, Duaner Sanchez. May you forever remind Met fans to fasten their seat belts and not fall in love with relief pitchers. We’ll always have the first half of 2006.
I’ve got issues with the World Baseball Classic but they’re pretty much limited to the non-baseball aspects of it, particularly the addition of ugly sponsor logos to the uniforms, which we ought to know is a trial balloon for this sort of thing on a regular basis, considering Bud Selig is running the thing. However the competition has been great, once again, and fans who pooh-pooh it, no matter how well argued their cases, are missing out.
If it makes Spring Training seem boring by comparison, I’ve got news for you: Spring Training is already boring.For the Mets they’ve so far brought us little more than Sanchez’s release (which could have come last September); some mildly interesting competition for a few bench and bullpen roles which experience tells us don’t tend to matter a whole lot anyway; and health-related terror alerts around three of our projected starting pitchers.
This is not for me.