I love Billy Wagner.
I thought we could take a break from playoff fever and Rockies talk (especially because I got to see two innings from the last three games...) and talk about our old friend because he had some interesting comments yesterday. When asked if he might retire, The Rat had this response:
"Why wouldn't I? I've got nothing else to [accomplish]."
Makes sense to me. Rookie of the Year. Cy Young. MVP. World Series Champion. Great reputation as a "gamer" and "clubhouse leader." The man has done it all, right? But doesn't he want to get to 400 saves? Apparently not.
"That's just dust in the wind," Wagner said.
The problem, though, is that Billy Wagner isn't retiring. Alpacas are expensive. He needs money. He also needs someone to listen to him say ridiculous things and throw his teammates under buses. Alpaca farmers rarely get interviewed. So fear not everyone, there will be more stupid Wagner quotes to laugh about next year because the Phillies wayward son will carry on next season. Guaranteed.