Kelvim Escobar Already Injured
I tried … I tried so gosh darn hard to be positive, to remain upbeat, being that today was the day that “pitchers and catchers report” to Port St. Lucie.
Yet, hours before the doors to Tradition Field were opened, it was reported that free-agent Kelvim Escobar was joining Carlos Beltran among the walking wounded.
Escobar — who was shut down after throwing 5 innings in June last year — “cannot grip a baseball“.
Hmm … that’s generally a prerequisite to throwing a baseball. Unless he can maybe flick it somehow? Is it within the rules to kick it, perhaps off a tee?
As mentioned in the comment string by “hotspur” on AmazinAvenue:
if he couldn’t grip a baseball today, how could he hold a pen to sign the contract last month?
A mystery indeed … only The Shadow knows …
On a positive note, David Wright whispered that he expects the Mets to go deep in the playoffs in 2010, and win a World Series. No response yet from Jimmy Rollins’ corner.
Personally, I’m setting my expectations for the Mets
a little much lower, with the hopes that they’ll happily surprise me. In fact, I’m simply hoping they can uniform 25 healthy players on Opening Day — everything else from there is gravy.