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Indians should cut older-but-not-wiser Fausto

Posted on: January 21, 2012 11:36 am
Edited on: January 24, 2012 10:47 am
 

One thing you can say on Kevin Slowey's behalf is that he definitely is Kevin Slowey. One hundred percent, he is Slowey. (I haven't actually checked his birth records, but I am assuming.)

If you're the Indians, Slowey being Slowey is something these days.

The Indians acted quickly to obtain Slowey within 24 hours of learning Fausto Carmona isn't really Fausto Carmona. Sure, Slowey doesn't look like much, with his 0-8 record and 6.67 ERA last year for the Twins. But then again, Carmona (or actually Roberto Hernandez Heredia in real life) wasn't all that much, either; he was 7-15 with a 5.25 ERA.

And now Carmona apparently isn't even Carmona. He was detained a couple days ago for using that cool but fake name of Fausto Carmona. He is really Roberto Hernandez Heredia, say the authorities in his homeland. And by the way, he is 31, not really 28. Indians GM Chris Antonetti said by text, "I am going to refrain from commenting on all on Fausto until we have more information.''

The Indians' front office is an erudite, kind and forgiving bunch. But if Fausto is a liar who perpetrated a career-long fraud on the Indians, they should just cut him. He was always two different people as a pitcher, anyway. And that's even before he became a second person. One year, he'd go 19-8, another he'd have a 6 ERA.

He wasn't and isn't worth the $7-million option the Indians exercised early this winter, even when they believed he was Carmona. But now that he's actually Heredia, and he's 31 and perhaps even distracted, he certainly isn't worth that contract. Roy Oswalt, Edwin Jackson and Livan Hernandez (*all their real names) and others are still free agents. All of them have better tracks records than Carmona/Heredia, anyway, and Jackson is even younger (now he is, anyway).

As soon as they confirm Fausto isn't really Fausto, they should cut him. Assuming there's no mistake here, the contract he signed can not possibly be enforceable (assuming he signed as Fausto Carmona). If he's really Heredia, he has perpetrated a fraud. And that does't even count as pathetic pitching.


Comments

Since: Dec 19, 2010
Posted on: January 21, 2012 2:01 pm
 

Indians should cut older-but-not-wiser Fausto

Indians should cut older-but-not-wiser Fausto



Who said he isn't wiser?  Why?  Is it because he was caught? 


Look, I disagree with this article completely.  Another poster said that perhaps "Fausto" and "Leo" are the tip of the iceberg.  Couple of years ago, it was Tony Pena.

I think the issue here has nothing to do with a name, but whether the guy can return to form after a horrible 2011.  It's kinda funny to see that the Marlins have REWARDED Juan Carlos Oviedo (formerly Leo Nunez) with a $6 million contract, and he perpetrated the same fraud.  Maybe it has something to do with the 36 saves he recorded last season?

Sorry, you have to apply the same standard across the board.



Since: Feb 22, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2012 1:29 pm
 

Indians should cut older-but-not-wiser Fausto

Fausto? You're going with Fausto Carmona. You have to pick a normal sounding name....Pedro...Jose

That's the beauty of it, they would EXPECT you to do that. Fausto will slip right under the radar.

And besides, your fastball is 84 MPH...this is a terrible plan.

There's this team, the Indians...fool-proof plan...



Since: Oct 3, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2012 12:53 pm
 

Indians should cut older-but-not-wiser Fausto

is this the tip of the iceberg?

Probably.  The only reason aka Fausto was outed was because he stopped paying hush money to the family of the real Fausto Carmona.

This gives a whole new meaning to the "player to be named later" phrase.



Since: Feb 5, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2012 12:43 pm
 

Indians should cut older-but-not-wiser Fausto

AES stop thinking of Big Ben. lol.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2012 12:37 pm
 

Indians should cut older-but-not-wiser Fausto

He should make up a new name now. One that's even cooler and more fake than his last fake one! Rofaustberto Carnandezedia!



Since: Nov 25, 2010
Posted on: January 21, 2012 12:35 pm
 

Indians should cut older-but-not-wiser Fausto

is this the tip of the iceberg?

have to believe there are many major and minor leaguers with the same situation has Fausto and Leo Nunez...







Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2012 12:24 pm
 

Indians should cut older-but-not-wiser Fausto

slowey sucks.. sucks maybe even worse then fausto roberto hernandez carmona heredia. but hey, at least hes using his birthname! and yes yankees do love fat ex indians. CC is money! maybe if the front office wasnt full of idiots and scouted and drafted well CC might have stayed...




Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2012 12:23 pm
 

Indians should cut older-but-not-wiser Fausto

Fire who? This Fausto Carmona you speak of doesn't exist.



Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2012 12:20 pm
 

Indians should cut older-but-not-wiser Fausto

im guessing hes using the fake name to hide behind... on the field hes fausto carmona, god awful pitcher and not quite major league matrial. off the field he can walk the streets as roberto hernandez heredia and not have shit thrown at him..



Since: Jun 16, 2008
Posted on: January 21, 2012 12:19 pm
 

Indians should cut older-but-not-wiser Fausto

Buh-bye......whoever you are.  I'm good with Slowey, he has some promise in Minn, but he got jerked around in the rotation last year and it messed with his game.  The only thing messing with......err......Fausto's????......game is cheeseburgers.  Yankees will pick you up buddy, they love fat old ex-Indians pitchers!!!!


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