Not much good came from the Colorado Rockies’ paired pitching experiment that was not actually paired pitching this past season. If nothing else, the four man rotation with its
four three piggyback relievers did create an opportunity for aspiring journeyman starting pitchers to showcase their skills and, more importantly, their rugged durability.
With that comes the news that Torres, one of the
paired pitchers piggybackers from this year’s “experiment” has signed with the New York Mets:
Torres is packing up his black high tops, surprising athleticism, durable right arm and inclination to pound the strike zone and heading for New York. The contract he signed is a minor league deal with an invitation to Major League spring training. So while his time with the Rockies earned him a look from other teams, it did not necessarily make him an overvalued target on the market. This looks more like a typical contract for a journeyman.
Let me tell you something, Mets fans. He is not your typical journeyman. He is a champion in my heart, and he will be missed.
Farewell to MY MAN, Carlos Torres.