Don’t ask me why, but Cashman has signed Jack Cust to a minor league deal after he was released by the Astros, of all the indignities. I guess Cust is insurance in case Raul Ibanez, who is being called “Ra-out Ibanez” on Twitter, really doesn’t cut it as a DH.
I remember Cust when he was with the A’s. He either smacked homers or struck out, with nothing in between. There’s a reason he’s been with, like, 100 teams.
I also remember the days when a DH was somebody who could hit like crazy, as opposed to somebody on the downside of his career. Aren’t there any Edgar Martinez types out there?