Amen Calvin. A friekin men. Can somebody send this to Doug Melvin please? And I mean SEND it to him. Snail mail, gmail, AOL, Prodigy*, tweetering, bookface, hell throw it on his MySpace if he's still got one. This team needs improved pitching yesterday. They need new pitching like I need to stop considering Maxim reading material. Honestly, at this point I think it's safe to say that we are not going to climb back into the pennant race anytime soon. And you have no idea how hard that is for ME to type. Like I've hit 'ctrl a'+'del' about 14 times already just because it's painful to admit this early in the year. But 11 games under and 12.5 games back in early July seems like the proverbial mountain to climb. I'm pretty sure there's a better chance of it not getting dark tonight that the Crew playing playoff baseball this season.
So the time has come to start wheeling and dealing baby! The Brewers have very tradeable pieces, my only hope is that Melvin spaces out the deals until the deadline on July 31st. That will leave only 14 days till preseason football. For starters there are rumors that the Giants are willing to deal Jonathan Sanchez to us for Corey Hart. Yes please! If Melvin doesn't make this move I'll.......I'll.....write a sternly worded blog. Yeah. But Sanchez is a very decent left handed pitcher who is young (think Manny Parra except more gooder), and is having his best season of his career with 7 wins and an ERA of 3.15. He also threw a perfect game last year for the Giants. And Corey Hart is NEVER going to be more valuable than he is now. For those keeping score thats all caps, bold, italics, and underlined. Although this may result in more playing time for Jody Gerut, but at this point I guess you do what you have to to start assembling a team for next season. Wow. Read that last sentence back again. If you told me I'd be pandering for more Jody Gerut playing time to plan for next season already on July 8th I would have told you that I don't care for your attitude.
And just so we don't have a completely gloom and doom, let's go back in the time machine to two years ago today (queue Quantum Leap sound effects):
That may as well be a centerfold. Yup it's been that long since "The Trade." And now two years later we're looking to break up the entire squad. Bonus word: bleh.
PS: Calvin and Hobbes were my BOYS back in the day. Like if you can't trace it back to Calvin and Hobbes or Seinfeld I probably stopped paying attention. My Philosophy 201 professor in college had a Calvin and Hobbes strip in her syllabus. Only class I attended every time and the only syllabus I ever read where "attendance policy" was not the first thing I honed in on.
*First time Prodigy has been referenced since 1996. CompuServe is jealous.