Pedro – Blame Me

Pedro’s pulled hamstring is all my fault.

You see, I picked Pedro for my fantasy baseball team — and any Met on my fantasy team is doomed. I thought it was a silly coincidence that Carlos Delgado was terrible last year, that Cliff Floyd was the one Met who put up poor numbers in 2006, that Carlos Beltran and Mike Piazza were both terrible in 2005, that Jeromy Burnitz was a bust in 2002, and all those guys just happened to be on my fantasy team during those times.

Lesson learned: don’t mess with the baseball gods.

Maybe if I drop Pedro now, the news of his injury will be better than we expect? If it turns out that way, I’ll have to figure out how to use this power for something more useful … like creating peace in the Middle East.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
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  2. sincekindergarten April 2, 2008 at 7:51 am
    Which begs the question, Joe . . . Why do you ever pick Mets for your fantasy teams, knowing this?

    Though, if I had any hair, I probably would have yanked it out of my head last night when this happened. Look at it this way–he didn’t put the Mets further into the hole.