For those of you Phillies fans that are big into schadenfreude, you’ll love this. I mean, I just couldn’t make this up. You probably heard last week that New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez physically attacked the father of his girlfriend in the Citifield clubhouse after a loss.
That’s old news, but this gets better. He was suspended for two games without pay for the incident (probably a light sentence considering), which I’m sure you heard about.
Well now, he needs surgery on his thumb to repair a torn ligament….that he suffered when he was beating up the father-in-law. He’s not with the team in Houston right now, and that’s probably a good thing considering what his teammates would like to do to him.
You think it was dumb of Ryan Madson to kick a chair and send himself to the DL? Madson has nothing on K-Rod.
The surgery will probably end his season (who needs a closer when you aren’t winning anyway?) and according to an SI.com report, the Mets would like to void his contract. He signed a three-year, $37 million deal in December of 2008, so they would really just be voiding the rest of this year and 2011. It could save them some $17 million.
I wouldn’t expect that to happen though. The baseball players union is a force to be reckoned with. No matter how wrong you are, they tend to make sure the player wins.
Omar Minaya and the Mets front office really do try to do a good job of putting a good product on the field. They really do. But man, if something doesn’t always go wrong for them. Whether it’s Mo Vaughn, injuries or this, it’s always something.
Let’s? Go? Mets?