Jason Vargas is a serviceable left-handed starting pitcher, but he is far from worthy of a “major announcement.” His eight years in the bigs have been spent with the Marlins, Mets, Mariners and Angels — and along the way he’s racked up a career 4.30 ERA and a 1.319 WHIP. Those mediocre numbers are hard to get excited about.
This is essentially the equivalent of signing Tom Gorzelanny. Sorry, Tom.
What started out as a major announcement turned into a major disappointment. And no major disappointment would be complete without the inevitable Twitter backlash:
Major Announcement, the sun came up today! #Royals