NLCS game 2.
The Mets score 3 in the first off Jake Arrieta, and the mood is somber for us because he'd been untouchable for like, ever.
Chris Coghlan is starting in left because he'd smacked a homer off Thor-Met Noah Syndergaard earlier in the year, and now he comes up to bat against him again in the top of the 2nd.
Good swing big noise ball heading out of the park and into the Met bullpen when Curtis Granderson leaps up above the wall and... keeps it in the park for an out.
Coghlan would get 3 more at bats but just popped out, and grounded out twice.
The last one was the last out of the game.
He wouldn't play again in 2015.
I thought Coghlan could be that one player - the not so well-known guy who does something memorable and amazing in the playoffs, but that guy turned out to be Daniel Murphy.
And now we're off and running in Winter.
The General Manager's Meetings are happening in Boca Raton as I write.
The Cubs are expected to... do big stuff this winter.
"Creative" or whatever.
Including maybe upgrade left field by signing free agent Alex Gordon.
Whoever the Cubs retain or acquire to be 2016 bench players... I figure those guys would have been Big Important Cub Starters in years past.
Is Coghlan one of those guys?
I don't imagine so, but who knows.
We're all thinking about pitching anyway.
I just happened to paint Coghlan.
Hey, it's been really really nutty/busy and I've been traveling some.
I think I won't be as punctual as I have in the past as this off-season goes along.
But I'm not going anywhere.