John Thomson is an Idiot and Likes 3rd Place

Originally written January 10th, 2007

In response to: John Thomson has verbal diarrhea

So John Thomson, a crappy pitcher at best, recently explained why he decided to accept the Toronto Blue Jays offer instead of the Mets (and anyone else’s). Now, the actual reasoning for this could be boiled down to the fact that he is a dickheaded moron with the baseball sense of a litter box, but that would be unkind.

Thomson stated that he preferred to pitch to Gregg Zaun instead of Paul Lo Duca because:

“As far as just looking at Paul Lo Duca across the field, I’m not really into how he acts behind the plate…I know a bit about (Toronto catcher) Gregg Zaun and I know he wants to win and he’s not going to let anything get in his way to do that, and I like that.”

Wow, Lo Duca has no desire to win baseball games? Thomson obviously doesn’t watch the postseason, nor reads anything about other players. From the website:

“Lo Duca had tagged Alfonso Soriano for the first out of the eighth inning on that Opening Day play, then dropped the ball. With the view of umpire Tim Tschida obscured, the Mets’ catcher immediately reached down to retrieve the ball and then held it aloft, concealing his faux pas in momentary celebration. He sold it well.”

Next Thomson states:

“…and then with Vernon Wells in center field, I’m not really concerned about the outfield with him out there. … Just watching the Mets’ outfield, if Cliff Floyd is still there it’s not a real good fit for him out there. He can hit the ball, but as far as defense, he’s a little shaky…I just liked what’s happening in Toronto.”

All he had to say was that last sentence. Of course with everything else he decided to vomit out he has revealed his true lack of knowledge. Vernon Wells is a great player, but the Mets have some guy called Carlos Beltran who won a Gold Glove (Vernon Wells also won a gold glove for the third year straight, but no sleight to him, the NL is stacked with gold glove caliber OFs). And Floyd? Hmmm, the Mets already decided not to sign him, maybe you should have asked about that instead of being an outright douche. Willie Randolph has already stated his preference for defensive minded players. Now the Mets have Alou (alright, not the best defensive player) and check out this guy: Endy Chavez…now it’s completely obvious that Thomson doesn’t watch the postseason.

More on Endy Chavez from writer Marty Noble:
“Chavez played 815 1/3 innings, most of them in right field, and appeared in more innings than any Mets outfielder other than Carlos Beltran (1,184). Chavez committed no errors and had nine assists. The seven National League outfielders who had more assists — one was Beltran with 13 — averaged 1,167 innings.”

The Mets are in a division where they finished first and look to repeat that performance, albeit without as much ease as last year.

The Blue Jays are in a division where the Yankees and Red Sox are both looking to go 1-2 (in whatever order), thereby leaving the Jays at….suckville.

I am glad that Thomson will not be a Met though. He sucks as a pitcher. Even if you get rid of his years in Colorado he has a losing record with mostly winning teams (35-41), a 4.40 era, and a 1.37 WHIP. Ok, so at best pretty average stats, but over the past three seasons his numbers have gotten worse steadily and he’s been injured twice.

Enjoy going from 3rd place Atlanta to 3rd place Toronto (pending action by Baltimore and/or Tampa Bay this season), Mr. Thomson.

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