So for all of us out there who have listened to Mike Francesa over the past year, there are 3 unavoidable truths that we know. Here they are:
1) Mike told CC Sabathia to "get lost!!!" Francesa told listeners Sabathia wasn't even that great and that he "hoped" the Yanks didn't get him. Mikey was annoyed at the games CC was playing and wanted no part of Sabathia. Days later he was in pinstripes.
2) Mike mocked the Braves who were about to give AJ Burnett around $70 million during the offseason. The big man laughed that any team would commit that many years and dollars to the injury prone righty. A week later, AJ was in the Bronx.
3) Mike pleaded over and over to anyone who would listen that Joba Chamerblain had one purpose on this planet: to set up the great Mariano. He presided over the Joba Wars, throwing out names like Goose Gossage. Mike made it clear, that on no uncertain terms, Mr. Chamerblain needed to be a reliever. Francesa criticized Joba as a starter, claiming he was not that dominant. Months later, number 62 is penciled in the starting rotation.
But for those that caught some of today's open, Mike boasted about the dominant starting rotation that the Yankees had. The only other teams that were even on that level were the Rays and the Red Sox. To listen to Mke gush about the starting 5 for the Yanks, one would think this was Francesa's dream rotation. The one that he had petitioned for all off season. The 5 guys he wanted to go to war with any day. But those who have listened for the past year know otherwise. Don't let the big man fool you. Mike, I have two words for you: Get Lost.
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