There's a Starlin in the house
Let the Starlin Castro Era begin!
In a sheer raw naked desperation move, the Future is now, arbitration-eligibility be damned. Starlin Castro has been called up and will take his place at shortstop, and Theriot will take his rightful place at second.
If you were amongst those who thought he should have broken camp with us in the first place, I will not argue. The plan was for Castro to get some reps above A-ball, and oh yeah, conveniently, push back his MLB debut, so he wouldn't become a "Super Two" after the 2012 season. Personally, I thought that to be wise. If you disagree and think it cynical, you are entitled.
Point is, the plan has been chucked. He's here, now, and while there are no explicit references to him as a "savior", there will be a few of us who will jump to this conclusion. "Watch us go now..."
If that's you, please. Go do yourself a favor, get a board, a hammer, and a nail. Got it? Good. Now close your eyes, and hammer the nail in the board....I'll wait....huh? Damn, you missed? And smacked your thumb? Ouch, I bet it hurts. And you're mad...at me? Good. Goddammit!
Now. For those of you now biting your nails, worrying that we brought the kid up too soon, and we're just gonna ruin him. Well, yeah, maybe. Them's the breaks. Hope that isn't the case. I hope he IS the savior. I hope he hits .300, covers twice the ground Theriot ever did, and lights a spark under our dead asses! I hope so. It could happen.
I could also become the new Nutrisystem spokesman, now that LT has been canned.