My All-Name Team will always have a spot for Sr. Torrealba. I was broken-hearted when we traded him away. Now comes the news that we are interested in signing him. OK, news is a stretch. A tweet from Venezuela and something about an "industry insider" is a close as we get to news. Nonetheless, the Colorado Rockies' Mr. LDS (check out that 1.071 OPS) might be in orange and black again. I guess we aren't sure about Buster Posey. I mean, he may start. Or, he may not.
"At this time, we are prepared to go to Posey," Sabean said. "But we'll keep an open mind."
Yeesh. Let me tell you something--I'm not excited by Mark DeRosa. Really, I'm not. Or Aubrey Huff. Or Freddy Fecking Sanchez. I'm excited about Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, and Jonathan Sanchez. I'm excited about Pablo Sandoval. We've got a bucketful of exciting young relievers like Wilson and Romo and Runzler.
And we have the Golden Boy, Gerald "Buster" Demp Posey III. I'm pretty fookin' excited about Buster Posey. Don't get me wrong, I have all kinds of Yorvit love, but this team obsession with Veteran Savvy Clutchness is giving me chilblains. How many greybeards does it take to win a Division title? Yorvit, if you are coming our way to mentor our young phenom, I'm glad to have you back. But don't take it personally if I yell "play Buster" instead of "Yor-veeeeet" every time you come to bat. If you think about the entire Yorvit saga, you get a real picture of our hapless, inept front office. I mean, we had Yorvit. He was an adequate part-time catcher. He could put up a .700 OPS with the best of them. But noooooo, he wasn't good enough. We had to go out and get a FULL-TIME .700 OPS catcher. You know, that guy with too many consonants in his name. Typical Sabes--trade away the future for a marginal upgrade when a cheap, available solution was already on the roster. But that's all water under the Bay Bridge, eh?