Satin Sheets and a Lullaby
Josh Satin was recently listed as a “prospect” by both John Sickels and Mack’s Mets, so Mike Newman of ScoutingTheSally posted his personal evaluation of Satin — and it’s pretty negative. At first I wondered why anyone would ever consider a 25-year-old utilityman who has yet to play above A ball a “prospect”, then I felt a rush of cold run through my belly because the Mets’ farm system is so weak that a 25-year-old utilityman who has yet to play above A-ball qualifies as a “prospect”. Scary. But then, this is the same organization (and fan base) that believes the light-hitting, defensive-challenged Josh Thole will be ready to catch full-time by 2011.
The Broad Street Scoop reports that the Phillies are kicking the tires on Ben Sheets and Chien-Ming Wang. Lovely … can you imagine a Philly rotation that starts with Roy Halladay, Ben Sheets, and Cole Hamels? Just shoot me.
Meantime the Mets are most interested in filling the starting rotation with the most recent Dave Duncan inspired comeback story, Joel Pineiro. Does no one remember Jeff Weaver?
TheRopolitans found this catchy tune sung by two Braves fans, titled, “I Hate the Mets Most”. I hate you, too (even if you are talented, croon a nice harmony, and have a better team to watch next summer).