Friday, August 27, 2010
Twins Claim Brian Fuentes Off Waivers
The Times story on the piece says he was traded for a PTBNL, presumably not named Joe Mauer.
Update: Bitter, party of one:
"It was funny. I felt like I was pitching on the road quite a bit. I came in to a lot of boos, but the fans here come out in droves. They’re here to be entertained. They’re entertained one way or another, through my frustrations or through my success. I felt like I’ve given them a lot more success than failure."Sorry, Brian, but, have a nice career.
These comments seem ill-advised for a couple of reasons:
1. Do you really want to rip the people who paid for the tickets and stuff that allowed you to be paid $17.5 million over the past two seasons? On a fundamental level, should it be that hard to hold your tongue when you step back and look at the big picture?
I'm sure the guy was stung by the lack of support at home, but rise above it.
2. They were perfectly within their rights to boo him, especially when he was blowing three out of eight save chances from April 21 to May 26. And yeah, they still remember that awful pitch to Alex Rodriguez in the playoffs that might have cost the Angels the ALCS.