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The Return of Yuni.

By on March 26, 2013

The Brewers have, apparently intentionally, signed Yuniesky Betancourt to a Major League deal. After struggling to find words, I’m just going to do this.

At first, I was like

Then, I was like

Now, it’s more like

(h/t @kylekaestner)

Truthfully, Betancourt (most likely) won’t play much. This was a move that likely coincides with Taylor Green starting the year on the DL and Jeff Bianchi continuing to struggle with a hip problem. With Alex Gonzalez getting most of the reps at first base, they needed somebody on the bench they could point to and say, “hey, he’s played shortstop before.” And as J.P. pointed out on Twitter, Yuni’s probably the one to go once Corey Hart is ready to return.

But it isn’t the move itself that’s an issue for most people here. It’s just the idea of having Yuni on the roster again. The Brewers could have literally chosen anyone else of similar…uh…talent, and the reaction wouldn’t have been nearly as vitriolic.

Of course, stuff like this…

…tends to stick with you.

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Comments

Tell us what do you think.

  1. Matt T says: March 26, 2013

    Well played sir!

  2. Nicholas Zettel says: March 26, 2013

    Hey, he’s played second base, too!

  3. Bryce L says: March 26, 2013

    This was the worst Betancourt play of that year to me: last game of the NLCS. I’m sure everyone remembers this.

    http://www.fangraphs.com/not/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/YB.gif

  4. Beep says: March 26, 2013

    Hey, the Brewers haven’t made the playoffs since Yuni was our starting SS…

  5. Troy says: March 26, 2013

    Unfortunately with an MLB contract I think he will be on the team even when Corey returns. Plus I think were going to see him play way more than we want while Corey’s out.

  6. tim j says: March 26, 2013

    oh no

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