• HaroldHecuba: Mike Mussina is EASTERN EUROPEAN, not Italian....

I haven’t been posting links to my Metro columns in recent weeks because the Metro has been rebuilding its website. The online archive seems to be working again (for the most part anyways), so here are some recent links:

Are the Sox lucky…or just good? (7/19)

Trade deadline dread (7/17)

Beware the Curse of Nomah (7/12)

Ortiz shouldn’t have been at the All-Star Game (7/11)

Anatomy of Red Sox melancholy (7/09)

I guess now we all know how many different moods a Red Sox fan can fit into a ten-day span!

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  1. I’d gladly take him back as a pinch-hitter on the Braves. I love him…plus he can hit to all fields. Every team can use one of those guys…I don’t know if this is a possibility contractually, but I can see Franco signing a minor league deal with a contender just so he can be called up when rosters expand. Then he gets a month to pinch-hit and prove his worth before playoff rosters are finalized…just my opinion – is there a chance of that?

  2. I agree that every team could use a guy with Franco’s experience, but I can’t see anybody lining up to pick up a player who can’t play the field.

  3. Nick Kapur says:

    I think this may be a case of where Julio Franco is just not quite good enough for the Mets, but will almost certainly be worth a shot to a bunch of lesser teams. Teams like the Royals or the Devil Rays, who might want “veteran leadership” and the publicity value, or teams like the Padres, who lack any sort of real hitters off the bench and have proven track records of tossing aging vets a bone.

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