Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Roster Moves: Why Am I Bothering?

Ken Takahashi in, Casey Fossum out. Don't tell me you're asking for more analysis than that!?


Ken Takahashi is a 40-year-old rookie who has finally made his way here after many years playing professionally in Japan. When Jerry Manuel hands him the ball for the first time, probably as soon as tonight, he will make history as the oldest Japanese baseball player to make his MLB debut. Yet another easily forgotten answer to a dubious trivia question involving the New York Mets.

Casey Fossum once had some promise, but that train left the station quite some time ago. Now, Casey Fosuum is only employed as a professional baseball player by virtue of throwing with his left arm. He'll land on his feet somewhere - probably right back in Buffalo.

This entire post should've been a Twitter update.

Johan Santana
Mike Pelfrey
Oliver Perez
John Maine
Livan Hernandez

Francisco Rodriguez (closer)
JJ Putz
Sean Green
Pedro Feliciano
Brian Stokes
Ken Takahashi
Bobby Parnell

Brian Schneider - DL
Ramon Castro
Omir Santos

Carlos Delgado
Luis Castillo
David Wright
Jose Reyes
Alex Cora
Fernando Tatis

Daniel Murphy
Carlos Beltran
Ryan Church
Jeremy Reed
Gary Sheffield


TW said...

Jack, three weeks in my fitness camp and you'll be on the mound at Citi. We definitely need another spot lefty.

Jack Flynn said...

I may take you up on that this summer.