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Your Daily Scott Cousins Update

November 21, 2012

MLBTR has been devoid of Giants rumors for days now — nary a rumbling, let alone a well-placed source. But this item caught my eye:

The Mariners have designated Chone Figgins and Scott Cousins for assignment, according to a team press release.

Cousins was claimed by the Mariners two weeks ago.  It has already been a busy offseason for Cousins, who was waived by the Marlins and then claimed by the Blue Jays, who designated him for assignment at the end of October.  The outfielder has a .523 OPS in 188 career plate appearances with the Marlins since 2010.

“Busy” is one way of describing it. “Sad,” “demoralizing” and “pretty fucking humiliating” are others.

Look, it’s hard to be a pro ballplayer. You’ve got to have the perfect combination of skill, timing and luck just to get a taste, and as soon as you do you’ve got to be good enough to ward off all the young, skillful, lucky guys coming up from behind. The mere fact that Scott Cousins has taken a big league at-bat puts him in an elite club.

Still, though. Getting designated for assignment three times between the end of the season and Thanksgiving is kinda like being dumped on your birthday while stepping in dog shit and walking in on your parents having a Gangnam Style themed orgy.

Couldn’t have happened to a better guy.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. ernie sandwich permalink
    November 21, 2012 11:34 am

    the pos deserves to be out of baseball. karma is following the pos. too bad scotty, too bad.

  2. bainer permalink
    November 21, 2012 1:26 pm

    He’ll forever be known simply as ‘that-guy-who-broke-busters-leg’ and nothing more. What position does he play? Don’t know, don’t care. He may have broken Busters leg on that slide, but he also broke his already meager legacy as a ballplayer. Ouch.

  3. November 21, 2012 8:06 pm

    Hating on Cousins is one of my favorite ways to pass the time…nice read! 🙂

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