Porcello not signed yet? After a 1-7 5.64 season? I don't believe it!
Actually what I believe even less is that he still ended up with a positive WAR last season, at 0.1.
So I bought a "card" today. One of the Grolier "Story Of America" series. It's a series of jumbo cards, apparently they are about 4x6, and they have various images of Americana spanning hundreds of years. One of them is the 1997 All Star game, with a cameo by my PC homie Robbie Alomar. It shows his brother Sandy coming back to the dugout after, apparently, doing something good at the plate. Sandy was the 1997 AS MVP so maybe it was a homer? In any case, it's a neat oddball that I was glad to add for a few bucks. Here's the ebay link
This card is 100% original - not a reprint - part of a set of over 2,000 cards covering just about every subject in U.S. History. Card Number: 97-9. CARD CONDITION:Near Mint to Mint condition.www.ebay.com
Lots of other sports-related cards in this set. Maybe other cameos for fellow obsessive PC'ers to find?
So yeah - baseball reference says he played SS, 2B, 3B for the Braves mostly, then a couple years with the Cubbies. Was a 2x All Star, got MVP votes in those years, and won a silver slugger. Not a bad career.
They should have made a Red Sox set. Instead of the Yankees. Then everyone would hate Upper Deck.