Mike was just talking about Brian Cashman and some of the bad pitching moves he has made recently:
"Okay, they went and got Marte. I'll give you that...But if you go back over the last 5 years and you start to bring in the pitchers...and forget Pavano because we all would have brought him in. But if you go and think about some of the moves that he's brought in from bringing in Wright and bringing in Kevin Brown and bringing in Weaver, and you go down the line and all these guys that...Hawkins, all these guys that's he brought in, he's brought in a lot of lousy pitchers over the last 5 years. A lot."
But the thing that Mike tries to bury here is the line "Forget Pavano because we all would have brought him in." That is a classic case of Francesa being dismissive about something that HE was wrong about. Now I am not arguing that it was a bad decision to bring in Pavano, but I am pointing out that whenever something that Mike is a proponent of backfires, he always finds a way to duck the heat. And he does it in a subtle way like this. Earlier today, talking about the Vikings/Colts game this coming weekend, Mike said that the Colts were a bad matchup for Minnesota because of the Vikings pass defense. Now come Monday morning if that prediction doesn't hold true, Mike will find a way to escape that proclamation. I can just hear it now "Now listen Minnesota shut down Peyton Manning, but we all thought that was a bad matchup for the Vikings secondary..."
Yep Mike, WE ALL have the same thoughts as you when you're wrong about something. But when you're right, it's all you Mikey.
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