Wow, You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!
You may get a chuckle out of this, or you may just shake your head at the sheer lunacy of some in the sports media these days and how far they will go with something, or in this case nothing.
Not more than 24 hours after the Mets heeded the calls of baseball writers everywhere and cut ties with Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo who were owed $18 million dollars, comes this charming bit of wit from Katie Sharp of ESPN.
The Mets now owe a total of $19 million to former players: $12 million to Perez, $6 million to Luis Castillo and $1 million to Gary Matthews Jr. That is by far the most money currently owed to former players of any team.
Seriously? Are you kidding me or what?
Just think, if Sharp had decided to research this two days earlier, the Mets would have missed being mentioned entirely.
Or was she simply waiting for the inevitable to happen, that way the media can continue to beat that same old drum - “It’s the same old Mets”.
Newsflash Katie… Yesterday, the Mets became infinitely BETTER!
And one other thing… Any team that ends up signing Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo, will become infinitely WORSE!
What was her point?
That the Mets would be better off calling Perez and Castillo back to the team, so that way they would have something to show for their $18 million dollars and not have to appear in her “tell us something we didn’t know” bit of information?
Is that the conclusion we are to draw from all that painstaking and exhaustive research?
Look, I wouldn’t have batted an eyelash if a blogger tweeted that or someone posted it as a comment, but I expect a little bit more objectivity from the so-called world wide leader in sports.
About the Author: Craig Lerner
I'm a data analyst and researcher for a leading news agency who loves life and is hooked on the Mets. I love following the Amateur Draft and have a particular fondness for the Mets Minor Leagues who I follow each day. Give me a cold beer, a summer day, and a Mets game, and I'm good to go.
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