Color me pessimistic. Color me a non-believer. Color me anything. But color me happy that the Cardinals aren't really going hard after Ben Sheets.
I'm not sure how it started (I guess I came along too late . . . I'm a lifelong Cards fan but didn't join VEB until December '08).
But it's gotten funnier and funnier (and at the same time, a little more stupid).
My favorite part of this "obsession" came earlier this week, when the famous (infamous?) Ballpark Village photo popped up everywhere. It didn't take long for it to digress into a Ben Sheets lovefest. So yes, a simply BRILLIANT message "written" at Ballpark Village was turned into a ploy to bring over a pitcher with unquestioned talent but a history of arm and shoulder injuries. Oh yeah, and his average annual salary will probably be greater than Kyle Lohse's. Geez, haven't we been through this one before? Who says Olympic Gold is worth an extra $2MM annually?
Moving on . . . . It's my belief that you'll all be laughing at this obsession when Sheets signs with the Rangers (his only major suitor at this point) . . . and immediately announces that he won't be ready for Opening Day due to an "unspecified right arm injury". Yeah, I've seen this movie before - it's fun to watch from a distance.
Oh. We're not getting Manny either. Thank God. Let's let the Dodgers keep that Level Seven Headcase, no matter his production value.