Thursday, April 24, 2008

Willie Speaks

On M&MD yesterday, Willie had a chance to win over my heart. Like every other chance he had though, he showed up late smelling like a strip club with body glitter on his shirt and lipstick on his collar.

Castillo will be the the number 2 hitter.

"He's one of the best two-hitters in the game, let's not fool ourselves" says Willie, "Omar brought [Castillo] here because this guy's one of the best two-hitters in the game."

"Church isn't a second hitter and you don't want to frustrate Jose in that situation."

He did go on to add he "liked" Church in the two-hole and may play him there more against lefties. But then he starting spewing shit along the lines of "if Church bats 2nd who's going to protect Delgado" and "we can't ruin Delgado's confidence right now." Basically, Luis was paid 16 million ridiculous tears-of-rational-Mets-fans-soaked dollars to play 2B and hit second in the lineup, so that' where he'll be hitting.

Glorious, glorious Willie-Speak. If anyone needs me I'll be sobbing on the floor of my bathroom.

The 2008 Mets: Your Season Has Come!


John Peterson said...

24 million.

MP said...

Even better.

Judge Roughneck said...

Yikes, I missed that comment. Willie is consistent, you have to give him that.

There's an obvious stigma to being a #8 hitter, but they can be especially effective in the NL. Don't want to get too deep because I want to write about this, but anything that gives the pitcher fewer at-bats where he isn't asked to sacrifice is a good thing.

Jill said...

My Willie patience is wearing too!

Also, can you add me to your blogroll? Thanks and let's go Mets!