He Said It

…which means he’s wise and I don’t have to repeat myself to you.

"Someone call David Wells’ agent… we need a fifth starter ready to go in three weeks."  http://metsreport.com/st-louis-cardinals-14-new-york-mets-4/

Of course, he’s (at metsreport.com) talking about the Mets, having decided El Duque should retire after today, with 3 weeks left in the spring season. (As usual, I find Met fans too hasty with the eject button.)

Wish the YANKEES would bend an ear.  Do I necessarily think we need a 5th starter, exactly?  No.  Do I necessarily think Wells has starter stuff all season?  No.  Could he warm up the season as long relief, lending some stability to the bullpen in case the young starters break down occasionally?  WOULD he?  Could he deal with a contract reflecting non-starter status?  Or, maybe the question is whether the Yankees — or any team — could deal a contract that compensates a respected starter for stepping into an irregular schedule, with the understanding that — at the end of the season — he would have a place in the rotation unless his pitching is under an agreed-upon performance indicator.  (A 6th starter?!  Why not!  We can afford it, especially with 3 young ‘uns.  More than likely, however unfortunate, is the possibility that one of the 5 starters will be injured by then, or will at least need to be spelled.)

Wouldn’t it be nice to sigh at the start of postseason, which for him is like midnight to a nightowl, "Ahhh, all’s Wells."

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