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Spring training autographs: Collin McHugh and Miguel Batista

I got a couple more signed cards back in the mail on Saturday.

Signed Collin McHugh 2012 Topps Heritage Minor League card from my collection
Signed Collin McHugh 2012 Topps Heritage Minor League card from my collection

Collin McHugh made his major league debut for the Mets last season, and he ended up with a very ugly line of 0-4 with a 7.59 ERA for his rookie season. He really wasn’t that bad every time out – he threw a two-hit shutout over seven inning against the Colorado Rockies on August 23rd. I’m not sure how good of a chance McHugh has to make the 2013 Opening Day roster, but I’m sure he’ll make the most of it.

Signed Miguel Batista 2012 Topps Update baseball card from my collection
Signed Miguel Batista 2012 Topps Update baseball card from my collection

I liked Miguel Batista when he pitched for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001. (I liked everybody that played for the Diamondbacks in 2001.) I liked Miguel Batista when he was pitching a shutout on the last day of the 2011 season after Jose Reyes pulled his “bunt & bolt” stunt. I didn’t really like Miguel Batista last year – especially when I was watching him get rocked on Edgardo Alfonzo bobblehead day last July when I was hoping to see Matt Harvey instead.

This year, Batista is spring training with the Colorado Rockies as a non-roster invitee. I hope he makes it, if only because there aren’t many active major league ballplayers left who are older than me.

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2 thoughts on “Spring training autographs: Collin McHugh and Miguel Batista

  1. I hope Miggy makes it in Colorado just so he’s not available for the Mets to pick him up again. I like him fine–and I had no problem with his addition in 2011–but he’s really got no business being on a rebuilding club at this point. I seriously doubt there are any ballplayers older than me anywhere right now. Moyer? Not even close.

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