There's oodles and bunches of talk going around about whether or not the option for staff ace Jason Schmidt should be picked up next season.
Firstly, play like Roy Rodgers and sloooooooow down, pardner.
We don't know half of enough about Schmidt's condition. He's had a DL stint and some fairly poor pitching for two months.
I'm wondering why, when talking of other veteran players, two months is usually a small sample size, yet with Schmidt, the writing is as clear on the wall as if a 5 year-old with fire-engine red Crayolas spelled it out.
Sure, things don't look good -- heck, they look positively shitty. However, I'll add this small, but relevant, caveat: it sure looked like Livan Hernandez was never going to amount to much, didn't it? The Red Sox seem to think letting Pedro Martinez was the right move for them. Didn't look like Kenny Rogers was ever going to do much again, did it? And these guys had whole seasons for their teams to see the writing on the wall, and they still misinterpreted it.
I think it's a bit dumb to think Schmidt is done after two months. Question, wonder, worry...yes, do all of those things, because I'm doing the same. But let's not overreact, alright?
Onto other things, I've added two links: Royals Corner, written by David Sanford, is a new Royals blog, and seems to off to a good start. The other is Oleanders & Morning Glories, which is a Washington Nationals blog (my first Nats link). It's written by Jean-Pierre Allard, et je pense que il est un bon ecriveur (gosh, hope my dusty French is still functional), and also Harper Gordek. The Nats are in 1st place, so perhaps we should start payin' some 'tention.