Some quick hits for a snowy Saturday:
Growing up in a full blooded Irish household, we were always taught to never ever air your dirty laundry in public, so I guess that’s why I have such a hard time finding sympathy for Steve Phillips. Phillips yesterday spent a full two hours on Mike Francesa’ WFAN radio program and for ninety of those minutes talked about his sex addiction. If it weren’t for the USA Olympic hockey game being one sided and the Moltrin kicking in to soothe my back from shoveling snow I’d have shut the show off.
Phillips mentioned the pain and suffering he inflicted on his wife and children and all I kept thinking was how does it help alleviate that pain by you coming on this radio show talking about your addiction to sex? I’ve never hid the fact that I never like Steve Phillips as he always came off to me as huckster and a phony and I guess I was right. I just think that this was Philips way of getting himself back into the game, maybe not as a scout or front office guy but back into broadcasting. Those therapy session tend to get expensive I guess. Maybe what Phillips needs is some “Irish therapy” a good ass kicking and stiff drink.
The first thing that comes to my mind of course is how can Alex Cora be a better signing than Felipe Lopez? Both players will make the same about of cash this season. Talent wise Lopez is the superior player and he’s five years younger than Cora. Mets fans have a right this morning to question why the Mets didn’t sign Lopez. The Mets won’t come right out and say it but Lopez for all his talent, has played on six different teams in nine years. A couple of weeks ago he was interviewed on MLB Hot Stove and was questioned if it was his attitude or some other issues were scaring off teams to sign him and Lopez got very defensive and got his back up a bit so maybe as the outside of the package looks appealing, the contents may be over priced when it comes to Felipe Lopez.
Mack Ade has some great links on his site this morning including David Wright brining a PB & J sandwich with him to a Mets media event at $iti Field this winter. You hear me making fun of Wright for that as I bring the same sandwich with me to work at least twice a week. Also Buster Onley states that if Ike Davis could make a run on the starting first base job this spring. Again, Daniel Murphy would have to flop big time and Davis would have to hit about 15 HR’s this spring for this to happen. No need to rush Ike. If it comes down to Frank Catalanotto or Mike Jacobs for the 25 spot on the roster, Catalanotto will get the nod.
I feel so bad for my favorite Van-Cougar Curler, Cheryl Bernard settling for the Silver medal for Canada after the loss to Sweden last night. If there is anything I can do Cheryl, take you to lunch or a Caribbean cruise, please drop me a line.
Geez you look familiar, you kinda look like Arturo Lopez?