Originally posted on Metstradamus  |  Last updated 1/4/12

This is Omar Quintanilla. Last season, Quintanilla had 23 plate appearances with the Rockies, and hit .172 with two RBI's. In AAA, he had 234 plate appearances with a .298 average and 25 RBI's. This could only mean one thing:

Omar Quintanilla played baseball in the last twelve months. By extension, this means the Mets have stepped up from signing players who are coming off Tommy John surgery, torn ACL's, amputated limbs, or anything else that would have kept them from playing baseball in 2011. This, ladies and gentlemen, is progress ... and it makes me happy. New Year, new attitude ... right? Listen, those numbers might not seem great to you, but when you look at it sabermetrically, his VOCLH is through the roof. (Value Over Chin Lung Hu ... pronounced "VOLCH". It's kinda like spelling F-A-V-R-E and saying FARVE. Go with it.)

Speaking of New Year, new attitude, be sure to donate blood at the annual Mets blood drive on Thursday. The Mets, of course, will use this blood to help people in need, and not to reanimate the corpse of Walter Johnson and sign him to a $10,000 contract that would be worth millions of dollars in 1927. Nope, that's not what the Mets will do with that blood. Really. So go donate.

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