The Midnight Snack – Monday

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.”

6a0120a6dde087970b01761751b510970cPaps 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.

17 thoughts on “The Midnight Snack – Monday

  1. This weekend, my 13 year old niece informed me that one of her little boy bands did a cover of Cecilia, so now she likes Simon & Garfunkel. I about had a heart attack and tried to find a polite way to suggest that the song was inappropriate for her listening, when my sister piped in to say “they cut that verse” before I got to the subject matter. I presume they filled the void with oohs and ahhhs and gratuitous hair flipping.


    1. Yep. 5 Seconds of Summer. I know of this boyband. I do not approve of this boyband. Yes, I am a boyband snob. You probably didn’t know there was such a thing, but I am one, and I don’t care if it eats into my street cred.

      That cover is terrible. Never accept anything less than the ethereal quality vocals of Simon and Garfunkel.

      Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go listen to “The Only Living Boy In New York” and enjoy exquisite harmonies.


      1. This admission has zero effect on your current level of street cred. I’m not sure if you even have enough street cred, to be allowed to refer to street cred as a thing.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. We still love you, even if your street creed (SC) is negative, much like Drake’s SC and James Russell’s WAR. If it makes you feel better, everyone who comments on this blog, myself included, has negative street cred. Buncha nerds.

        Liked by 3 people

      3. Art Garfunkle is a superlative harmonizer but otherwise in life pretty much an empty suit.

        Paul Simon is one of the most gifted songwriters of my or any of the two subsequent generations.


        1. Art has the voice of an angel. “For Emily” – the live version – makes me cry every single time I listen to it.


  2. But I laughed and laughed that they want to dump Paps. I hope they have to take a bag of balls for him. Phillies won’t look so dumb then, huh?

    I know this is a building move, but I still want to think of it as purging the Paps anyway. That’s my narrative, and I’m sticking to it.

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Since you opened the door. Having him on your team seems to be approximately as enjoyable as getting a pap smear. This is based, of course, on 100% hearsay and 0% personal experience.

        Liked by 2 people

    1. I pretty much lost it when I read that part of the story. “minor prospect”. Especially when dude’s so vocal about being the best of the best and everything.


  3. Scouts – I’m not looking for an additional search feature, just a link to the menu of old stored posts – unless you’re dumping them instead of saving them. If you are saving them, how do we go back to see them again? I can’t see a mechanism to do that simply.


Join in on the conversation!

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s