Saturday, May 22, 2010

Here's why the Mets didn't sign Bengie

Because he's a knucklehead, that's why. He saw a total of nine pitches in four at bats today. Here's a recap:

-- in the 2nd, he flew out to center on the first pitch
-- in the 4th, he flew out to center on the first pitch
-- in the 7th, he flew out to right on the second pitch
-- in the 9th, he ended the game by striking out on five pitches

He's as selfish a player as there is in MLB, refusing to lose weight or work the count to get on base. I'm betting that the Mets recognized that there's a real downside to signing a two-year deal with a me-first guy.

With the season now in its second quarter, he's on a pace to hit 8 homers and drive in 40 runs this year. Yet the Giants (Brian "Brain" Sabean) insist that Buster Posey is "not ready" for the MLB. As for defense, Bengie's thrown out three base-stealers in 30 tries.


Blogger Kevin O'Brien said...

You forgot to say how he has forgotten how to block balls as well. Seriously, Bengie Molina is one of the most overrated defensive catchers in the game.

12:17 PM  
Blogger Big D said...

Thanks, Kevin. This is looking like a lousy signing.

I thought it was kind of cool how Giants pitchers talked about how much they liked pitching to Bengie when he got signed during the offseason, but that was probably just an attempt to be good teammates.

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Dan said...

Posey will come up when enough days have passed this season so he won't be arbitration eligible until three years from now.

As for Bengie, I'm glad my boys signed Rod Barajas instead. He's hit at least 10 homers for the Mets so far.

9:04 PM  

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