Monday, May 6, 2019

Newest Hope?






I got El Duque alone at an upstate bar the other day, and plied him with beer.

After about 5 hours, he began to reveal insights.

He thinks....make that hopes...that the Yankees may have a future quality pitcher in Trenton.  He is 19, named Garcia and idolizes Pedro Martinez ( what latino doesn't?).

"Hard to believe anyone is really 19", said Duque. 

And he is at AA already?

" Seriously, even if he is 22, it is bargain."

Have another Genny, Duque?  And a pepper meat stick?

" The thing is, the kid is really short ( 5'9" ?) but he has an enviable " spin rate."

Look, Duque, I am old enough to remember a guy like that and he won 30 games.  Bobby
Shantz ( I may be mis-spelling this ).  I don't recall anyone mentioning his spin rate, though.

Think this kid will be like Dwight Gooden and see the majors in his teenage years?

" If Severino has surgery,  CC has a step-back, Tanaka continues to struggle, and the Pax man stays down, it could happen."

Are you worried that Cashman might unload this kid at the trade deadline for some old hag?

"  I need another beer."

Then, the lights went out ( metaphorically speaking ).


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I WISH I WAS ON THE STOOL RIGHT NEXT TO YOU GUYS.

HAVING THAT RARE SIPPIN' WHISKEY.

MR. DUQUE KNOWS HIS STUFF.

DEIVI G. IS OUR NEW HOPE.

WILL COOP HAVE HIM "CLIPPED" AT THE TRADE DEADLINE?

STAY TUNED.

13bit said...

Take a deep breath and repeat after me: "We have no pitching."

We certainly don't have pitching for any kind of sustained run, no matter how many "interesting" games we may pull off.

We hove no horses - no mules or jackasses, either - just a few once-mighty steeds heading for the glue factory.

HoraceClarke66 said...

I think he won 24, actually, in stealing the MVP from our Mick in 1952.

And "latino," Alphonso? You know, right, that the proper term these days is "xLatxinox"? Get woke!!

Alphonso said...

Hoss.

I no nothing. Mostly about anything.

Except libations.

Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside said...

I read that as It’s hard to believe anyone is 19”. 19” is like almost two of ‘em. I do find that hard to believe.