I’m one of those annoying people who has a word quota for every day and once I’ve reached it, I pretty much can’t squeeze out any more (written) words. Books do tend to steal all your words, so this is going to have to be brief. Blame the endless streetlight descriptions. I have a serious and slightly problematic affinity for long streetlight descriptions. They pop up in pretty much everything I’ve ever written.
But I digress…
Now that the division’s all clinched and all the regulars are resting up in favor of lineups that feature Justin Christian and John Bowker – oh, wait, are we out of the John Bowker era now? – there are just a few questions left to answer, before the playoffs start. One of them is the Melky question. The MCM (Melky Cabrera mess, in case you’ve forgotten) persists. Sergio Romo went on the radio yesterday and basically said he doesn’t see any reason for Melky not to be on the playoff roster, once he becomes eligible, and then today Bochy made some typically cryptic Bochy comments that seemed to suggest precisely the opposite. Decoded, he said nowaynohow Melky will on the playoff roster.
Way to throw the peanut gallery a bone, guys! By the peanut gallery I mean bloggers like yours truly. And by a bone I mean something to talk about other than the funny lineups.
As I see it, Melky absolutely won’t make the roster. And I think that’s as it should be. For every win the Giants got with him on the team in the playoffs, there would be whisperings and there would be what-ifs, from both us Giants fans and from opposing teams, as well. Certainly, there are what-ifs if he doesn’t make the roster as well, because, face it, the guy is really good, but San Francisco made the push that got them into the playoffs after his suspension. This team, minus Melky, deserves the playoff run.
Okay. No more words left. This is the end.