With A Jimmmitude: deGrom, A-Rod, Miggy

No help for deGrom

It is like some cruel joke is being played on Jacob deGrom every time he takes the mound for the New York Mets. deGrom was outstanding in his start on Saturday as he allowed 5 hits and stuck out 14 in 8 innings of work, more often than this should lead to a win. Not for Jacob deGrom. You see the issue is that deGrom gave up a solo home run to Jazz Chisholm in the 2nd inning and that is all Miami needed to win. The Marlins did add two more runs in the 9th off of Edwin Diaz, but one run is all they needed in their 3-0 shutout of the Mets.

It is just so incredibly disappointing to see someone like Jacob deGrom put together an outstanding start and come away with a loss because of a one minor mistake. In most of other games that one run does not matter since the pitchers offense usually picks him up. For some bizarre reason the Mets bats go silent fairly often on a deGrom start which leads to some mind boggling statistics. deGrom has 33 no decisions in the last four years and his ERA in those games is 1.76, that is absolutely insane! The majority of these games are wins for most teams, but here is deGrom getting stuck with no decision after no decision.

The fact the Mets are 11-22 in games that Jacob deGrom receives a no-decision is crazy, especially with that ERA. I just hope that whatever curse that was placed on deGrom that he is doomed to get stuck with no-decisions gets lifted and he starts getting the wins he deserves.

A-Rod taking his talents to the NBA

After failing to buy the aforementioned New York Mets, Alex Rodriguez has turned his sights to the NBA. Rodriguez, along with Marc Lore are buying the Minnesota Timberwolves from current majority owner Glen Taylor.

It seems that Rodriguez actually does have some legitimate interest in owning a sports team. The interesting aspect of this is that he did not go the route of buying a baseball team like when he attempted to buy the Mets. Perhaps this is a stepping stone towards buying a baseball team, but switching the focus to basketball is a smart move by Rodriguez. The NBA basically prints their own money and is extremely popular, more popular than Major League Baseball that’s for sure. If in the future Rodriguez wants to get into baseball, being a part owner of a NBA team should help generate enough money on his own that he could work his way towards owning a larger percentage of a team.

Miggy on the IL

When an older player keeps making trips to the injured list it is incredibly sad to see, that is the case with Miguel Cabrera. The Detroit Tigers have placed the 37-year first baseman on the IL with a bicep injury.

For those who do not remember, it was a left bicep injury in 2018 that ended his season prematurely. Cabrera suffered a rupture in his left biceps tendon that required season ending surgery. The Tigers need to just be careful with Miggy because of his past injury history in that arm.

As a fan of baseball Miguel Cabrera is someone to watch and be amazed with his talent. The fact that there were some career milestones possibly in his future this year makes this just a little bit more depressing. With 488 career home runs, 500 was definitely within reach this season. Cabrera also has 2,869 career hits which a good season could put him in striking distance of reaching 3,000 next season.

I just hope to see a speedy recovery and a return to play for the future Hall of Famer. The fact of the matter is that baseball is better when Miguel Cabrera is on the field.

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