On the psycho side maybe Rocker in his brief good days
For one yr Rocker was quite good
Farnsworth - could be worse
Rocker was REALLY good for us for three years actually, the first season he wasn't the closer.
Even the last year with us his ERA was 3.09 when we traded him. He struggled in Cleveland that year and then the following year fittingly had a 6.66 ERA and was out of baseball at the age of 27. He had a career ERA of 3.42.
It goes to show you how you can be smooshed if people don't like you in this world. I would not defend the things he has said during his life but I would defend his right to say them. I want good moral people playing for our team, but it becomes questionable when you blackball a guy for exercising his right to free speech. It's a tough call, I know that you seem to be agreeing to promote what the guys says if you keep him on your team, that's just an aspect of our society that exists for all of us. Next the thought police will be coming after us, if they aren't already.
It wouldn't bother me in the least if a solid dose of Kyle Farnsworth was injected into this team.
The first time Acuña was obviously plunked intentionally, KF would have put one in someone's ear-hole and not given a darn about what Snit thought about it.
I could see Farnsy body slamming Snitker if he said anything to him about it.
In the immortal words of my best golfing friend many many moons ago, "It ain't nothin' for me to kick an old man's ass."
We were playing a course one day that always played slow. The quickest you were going to get out of there was 5 hours on the best days. There really wasn't much trouble on the course, it just seems like everybody who played there was painfully slow. So we're out there one day in the middle of the summer.....this has been about 25 years ago so we were around 35 at the time.....and we've hit our tee shots on the 8th hole, a real short par 3, it played like 135 yards and had an elevated tee, so the tee box and green were pretty close. We get down to the green and get out of our carts, and my buddy had missed the green on the opposite side of the cart path so had a really long walk, and he was walking really slow. We had a group of guys in their 70's playing behind us, and one of them started running his mouth over how slow my friend was walking. We could hear every word he was saying clear as day. So my buddy gets to his ball, takes his time, and chunks his chip shot about 20 feet and still 20 feet from the green. The old man starts in again, and my buddy is handling it pretty good, which surprised me because he tended to have a temper and be ready to fight at the drop of a hat. He takes his time again judging his next shot.....hell there were two groups on the 9th tee box, which we could see right next to our green, so there was literally nowhere to go and no need for anybody to be acting like a fool. But the old man kept up a constant chatter even while my buddy is chipping onto the green. He didn't hit a good shot but was on the surface, then realized he forgot to bring his putter with him. So he heads to the cart and the old man up on the tee box lost it, which in turn caused my buddy to finally respond to him--he looks up and tells him to shut the hell up, and the old fart yelled something stupid back, to which my friend replied with an epic lifelong quote: "Don't make me come up there, it ain't nothin' for me to kick an old man's ass." The guys on the tee box started telling the old man up there he better cool it so he finally shut up. Good times, Good times.
I always think its a crapshoot, but I like that pick
Seems like a strange pick
Why does it seem strange?
Yeah.. he was the guy they had graded as 1st rd talent but decided to gamble that he would fall to the 2nd. They want to develop him as a pitcher, and they like the athleticism guys with positional experience bring to the pitching mound.