haven't we met before? I know there are a lot of folks out there who are really excited about getting to know you, like whoever the winner of this auction is, but I keep getting the feeling that we have already been through this. I know, I know, maybe you weren't YOU, and you might not be responsible for what other people are saying about you, but if I remember correctly these relationships can go south pretty quickly. Let's go down memory lane:
Todd Van Popple was THE man. SI said people called him at all hours "because Todd just may be the next Nolan Ryan." According to Baseball Reference he turned out to be something closer to another Pat Mahomes.
Or Brien Taylor? The guy who held out for "Van Popple money" and whom one HOF scout says is one of the five best pitching prospects EVER? How did that turn out?
And finally, let's not forget the man with the perfect mechanics who could not possibly ever break down or get hurt, Mark Prior. Was it Dusty Baker? Was it Prior? Was it you, me?
Ay any rate, we have been here before. Forgive my utter lack of excitement.