Tim McCarver, Joe Buck and Ken Rosenthal just had a lengthy debate during the Braves vs. Mets games about the Yankees not getting Johan Santana. They discussed how the Yankees don’t have enough innings in their rotation to make the playoffs this year and provided that as a reason why the Red Sox will make the postseason instead. Meanwhile, the Red Sox are relying very heavily on two rookies (Buchholz and Lester) and have an aging veteran in Tim Wakefield who lost last night was sidelined for a good portion of last year with back problems which to me means: just as many pitching issues as the Yankees. They also picked the Tigers (who, during the discussion lost a game in which Dontrelle Willis pitched very well to fall to 0-4) who have probably the worst bullpen in the Majors so far, and boy is it early. Hank Steinbrenner was pulling punches when he said that ESPN has the media bias, he should have mentioned FOX and the nincompoops who used to be on the payroll of the Yankees before YES came along. They continued to discuss that if Johan Santana has a good year, the Yankees will look like idiots for not dealing away the franchise (Hughes-who looked fantastic in his first start-Melky-who is the only reason we’ve won two games, and any number of minor leaguers who will make our bullpen better when Latroy Hawkins and Kyle Farnsworth get hurt and can’t pitch anymore-a guy can hope can’t he?) and paying him the cost of the new stadium to come and win now. Meanwhile, Pedro just went down and, minutes before the peanut gallery pointed their collective attention to the Yanks, the Triumvirate of Ineptitude were talking about how Jorge Sosa could get the ball in his stead. Why is this? Because the Mets have the farm system of a Jim Crow era Sharecropper due to a deal in which they gave all their young pitchers to the Twins and can’t afford to sign anyone because of a certain lefty who I do not need to mention here. Funny how if the Yankees made the deal they would talk about how they are evil because of their ability to pay anyone any amount of money, and how big market teams like the Yankees are ruining the game of baseball. I’m not saying the Yankees don’t have issues, I just got back from a game where the Rays beat the snot out of the heretofore inadequate starting pitching (ahem Andy Pettitte). But the Yankees issues are hardly more pressing than those of the Red Sox or the Tigers, and I can’t for the life of me imagine why the media would pick either two teams over the team that has made it to the postseason the last 12 years straight! Unless of course, yeah, there’s that media bias acting up again. In the words of a certain freshman year roommate of mine, I will conclude this post as tactfully and politely as I can: I fucking hate FOX and all of those assholes can suck my big fat cock!