Remember the old Van Halen song, "Jamie's Crying?" Well, apparently our very own Nelson Figueroa's crying, and crying over the behavior of the Nationals during yesterday evening's game. Nellie accused them, basically, of behaving like "girls," it having apparently slipped ol' Nellie's mind that HE pitched like a girl... but no matter.
The Nationals were apparently nonplussed (now THERE'S a ten-point word, huh?) over Nellie's remarks, and said stuff to the effect of if you can't take a joke, well, you know the ol' punchline, dear readers.
Not for anything, Mr. Figueroa, but you've been kicking around long enough to know better. The words "grow up" come to mind here. And to think, a few scant weeks ago, I was admiring your fortitute, your guts, your pitching, your conduct..... buh bye, now! A couple more starts like your last two, and you're gonna shuffle... and it ain't gonna be to Buffalo, it's gonna be someplace much, much further, and much, much hotter, and much much less desirable... as if Buffalo were a desirable place, but no matter....
In other news, according to Metsblog.com, Joe Smith is being sent down to the minors to make room for either Adam Bostick or, well, read the link! Because, of course, Joe Smith is the only bullpen guy who has options left. And because, of course, Matt Wise will be coming off the DL later this week, and because, of course, "Willie Willie Willie Won't Go Home" is apparently desirous of protecting Mr. So-So and Mr. Figueroa, he of the above paragraph, although heaven knows why, *sigh.*
Anyway, read the very good Metsblog discussion on this here move, and tell us how you REALLY feel!
UPDATED 2:15 P.M.: Per Adam Rubin of The Daily News: It looks as if Smith may be spared, Vargas may be the one making the start rather than Bostick, Figgy might be in trouble, and somebody's going on the DL to make room for Wise, either Castillo or Pagan.
UPDATED 4:23 P.M.: WFAN is reporting that Nelson Figueroa and Jorge Sosa have been DFA'd by the Mets; Claudio Vargas and Fernando Tatis have been recalled from AAA New Orleans; Matt Wise has been activated; and Angel Pagan has been placed on the DL. No link yet, sorry folks, but as I said, I just heard it with my own two ears on the WFAN 4:20 update.