Keep The Customer Satisfied: I missed talking about these bozos, and thankfully there’s some news to pass on.
It’s the same old story, yeah
Everywhere I go
I get slandered, libeled
I hear words I never heard in the Bible —
possibly J. Paps Paul Simon
It seems the Nats are thinking about parting ways with Drew Storen and Papelbon. What’s hilarious to me is the chatter, according to Jayson Stark.
[O]ne American League executive speculated that the Nats wouldn’t get much more than “a very minor prospect” if they traded Papelbon, while a National League executive said he’d “put [Storen] in the eighth inning every day and pay him good money to do it.”
Paps is so toxic that teams won’t even give the Nationals the sort of the prospects that they give the Braves! The future looks pretty bright for Storen, though, and a change of scenery (away from Papeltrash) will do him a world of good.
Asking Only Workmen’s Wages/I Come Looking For a Job/But I Get No Offers: The Mets are still interested in Jerry Blevins. Apparently, the Astros have been sniffing at his door, I think that might be a good pickup for Houston. Once Blevins is healthy, he could be a decent innings eater – lifetime ERA is around 3.50 or so, so he could be a back end reliever and still work well in that bullpen. In a perfect world, the Mets would sign Drew Storen to get him back with his old buddy Tyler Clippard (he of the nerd glasses brigade – I follow all players who rock the glasses) and in a New York Groove.