Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Guillermo Mota Needs To Go Back on Steroids
You kids out there should never, ever, never, ever, never use steroids. No one should.
Except for Guillermo Mota.
I know what you're thinking, and this is probably the most reprehensible post I've ever written but hear me out. Guillermo Mota was stellar last year coming out of the bullpen. Sure he gave up some home runs, but for the most part he was a vital part of the bullpen when Duaner Sanchez got hurt. (By the way is it just me or is Duaner Sanchez becoming the Mets' version of Kerry Wood?)
Then when the playoffs came along we found out that Mota was using steroids to get a little more giddyup on his fastball, which in turn made his changeup more effective. So Mota serves his suspension and lo and behold he now can't pitch like he once did.
So here's why he needs to go back on the steroids. Really it's a win-win situation for the Mets. If he goes back on the 'roids he's going to get some more power behind his fastball. With more power comes greater confidence, which will stop him from throwing 5 changeups every at bat. His slider will in turn be introduced more and we'll start seeing the Mota of 2006.
But you ask, "What happens if he gets caught?" Well here's the other side of the win-win. If he gets caught, the Mets will have an open roster spot as Mota will be gone and we don't have to worry about seeing the unpowerful Mota that takes the mound lately.
For some reason Mota is one of Willie Randolph's "guys" so if he's kicked out of baseball Willie can't use him anymore and Mets fans everywhere will save money on antacids.
In all seriousness, Mota probably shouldn't use steroids because of the whole cheating/moral dilemma issues, but Randolph has got to realize this isn't the same guy from last year. Jorge Sosa has proven himself to be effective out of the pen and has earned the spot as the 7th inning guy.
Sit Mota down next to Aaron Selee. Let them get comfortable.