Thursday, April 17, 2008
Just when you had come to hope that you would never hear anything about Carl Pavano for the rest of your life you are proven wrong. In fact sometimes its much better to hear delusional people speak. For instance take this conversation taken from an ESPN.com chat session with Baseball America's Jim Callis:
Fred (Farmingdale): Hi Jim, To paraphrase something I heard from Carl Pavano's agent: there will be a demand for Carl Pavano when he is a free agent because he is a 200 innings pitcher and a number 1 or 2 on the staff. Now I know there will be some teams that will give him a chance but would anyone reasonable think that he will a number 1 or 2 starter? Maybe on an independent league team.
Jim: (2:37 PM ET ) Did his agent really say this? Wow.
Fred (Farmingdale): Jim, Here is the actual quote in regards to Carl Pavano: Pavano's agent Tom O'Connell -- the fourth agent the right-hander has gone through in his career -- believes that Pavano would still be a desired commodity on the free-agent market this winter, even with his injury history. "Carl's a 1-2 starter," O'Connell said. "Those guys don't grow on trees. Those guys are very rare, 200-inning guys are very rare in this game, and they're the ones that make the money. And he did it two years in a row, before he got hurt, and I'm sure he's going to do it again."
Jim: (2:42 PM ET ) Well, if Tom O'Connell is sure that Pavano will have two good years again, I'm sure teams will fall all over themselves to empty their wallets.
See how funny that was. It was well worth bringing up Carl Pavano again. How his agent could say those words and not want to play russian roulette with 3 bullets is beyond me. Perhaps he enjoys making a fool out of himself or perhaps he smokes crack. It's got to be one or the other. At the very minimum I would suspect he washes his mouth out with soap.
Thanks Goes to TMags Weekly Reading and Man Crush Over Jim Callis and Here's the Original Article