Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Messing With America's Youth
News item #1: Keith Hernandez hands down the first base knowledge to Daniel Murphy down in Pt. St. Lucie.
Fair enough; Mex was a great defensive first baseman and knows what he's talking about. The question is how much wine did the boys have afterwards? I bet Keith made a joke like, "You sure you old enough Mr. Murphy?" before they were served their first glass.
News item #2: Mets sign Mike Jacobs
Yay Mike Jacobs! I always liked him and was a little sad to see him go. Of course, Carlos Delgado came back the other way. That helped with the depression.
Since it's a minor league deal, it's minimal risk and a good signing. But he's a first baseman who actually had an everyday gig on a major league team last season (even if it was the Kansas City Royals). Fortunately for Murphy, Jacobs hit .228 last season and is only going to be a non-roster invitee. But the timing of this signing is awfully curious.
By the way, Jacobs' jersey number has been 17 throughout his career. You know, Keith Hernandez's number.