K-Rod K-Cups

krod k-cupsFor me, the greatest invention of the 21st century is the Keurig K-Cup.

Similarly, the greatest acquisition by the Mets this winter is K-Rod.

In my mind, K-Rod and K-Cups are a marketing match made in heaven. The “Dark Magic Extra Bold” is a fitting flavor, dontcha think?

After all, he’s “extra bold”, has “magic” stuff, and has intensity to match the flavor of this particular coffee. Lucky for him, too, because those are exactly the traits needed to close in New York.

Hey, if Reggie Jackson could have a candy bar, why can’t Francisco Rodriguez have a coffee named after him?

Frankie — you get to Flushing to make it all official with the Mets, and I’ll get on the horn with Green Mountain. Deal?

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.
  1. Micalpalyn December 9, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    I think I got this one right too at 3yrs + an option. I also think Art Moreno closed the Angels out by saying they would not pursue K-rod possibly thinking they had the best offer on the table they could afford. BUT I also think the K-rod wanted the Mets all along. At 3yrs and 34M I think this is a steal!!! A Big feather for Omar. imagine if you are Johan or Johnny Maine how happy they must be.

    Good deal…just get some insurance this time.

  2. sincekindergarten December 9, 2008 at 5:28 pm
    “Good deal…just get some insurance this time.”

    I’d tend to think that that’s exactly what Omar’s trying to do now, with Heilman and Huston Street.

  3. Andrew Vazzano December 10, 2008 at 9:28 am
    Hahah sounds like a marketers dream.

    I would like to see that Amazin’ breakfast cereal come back. It was like Frosted Flakes on speed.

  4. RockStar78 December 10, 2008 at 1:15 pm
    Joe, I would love to hear your analysis on KRod’s delivery. Should we be worried?
  5. joe December 10, 2008 at 1:27 pm
    RockStar – I will reserve judgment at this time, as I haven’t seen him pitch in a while. From what I remember, he puts a lot of strain on his arm, relying mostly on hand speed and not so much on driving the ball with his legs.

    If I have some time and if my subscription didn’t run out I’ll check out some MLB.com video.