The End Of The Six Man Bullpen
That didn’t take long. The M’s have decided that three days is enough, and the six man bullpen is no more. Jesus Colome has been called up from Tacoma to give the team another arm out of the pen. To take his place on the roster, Ryan Langerhans has been designated for assignment.
There’s no nice way to say this – the team is now actively making themselves worse to keep Mike Sweeney’s personality around. Langerhans is a better hitter, a better fielder, a better runner, and a guy who can actually serve a useful purpose on this team. Mike Sweeney is a mascot taking up a roster spot. Now, it’s not just some theoretically useful player he’s blocking, but an actual, honest to goodness major league player that the team is discarding to keep his cheerleading behind around.
This sucks. Go away, Mike Sweeney. If you want to hang out with the guys, accept a coaching job.