Wow. To paraphrase Chuck D., Ken Rosenthal’s A Prophet And I Think You Oughta Listen.

From : (link courtesy Maura Johnston)

The New York Mets announced today that they have acquired catcher/first baseman/outfielder Eli Marrero from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for infielder Kazuo Matsui. The Rockies optioned Matsui to Colorado Springs (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League.

To think all that wining and dining by Jeff Wilpon’s lovely wife was for naught.

When and if Kaz receives the call-up to Coors, it will be terribly important for him to find a way to fit in with his new teammates. This t-shirt should really break the ice :

In the NCAA Super Regionals, Clemson just defeated Oral Roberts, 11-8, on a stroll-off grand slam by the Cubs’ no. 1 pick, Tyler Colvin. To reiterate an earlier point, if you’ve not checked out any of the NCAA baseball tournament, you’re missing some great stuff. Perhaps those stirring ESPN commercials where the Edge talks about rival factions in Georgia putting down their axe handles to watch the games aren’t really doing the trick for some of you, and I think that’s quite sad.