Diamondbacks fan most certainly can't forget Miguel Batista. He's that odd-ball guy who wrote poetry in Spanish and played a mean Navajo flute. And by the way, the was the third starter on the 2011 World Series Champion Arizona Diamondbacks. He pitched 7.2 scoreless innings in Game 3 before BK Kim happened. He also got one huge out against Derek Jeter in Game 7 sandwiched in between Curt Shilling and Randy Johnson's famous ninth inning giving him a career World Series ERA of .000.â†µ
If there's any active player out there who the Diamondbacks should give a chance to it's Miguel who was recently released from the St. Louis Cardinals. Sure, he's 40-years-old (as am I) but he's pitched well for the Cardinals this year (as I've not).
Is This Farewell For Miguel Batista? - Baseball Nationâ†µ
You might argue that Batista deserves at least one more shot; after all, before getting rocked in two of his last three outings, he'd sported a 2.28 ERA in 27 appearances for the Cardinals.
The D-backs most certainly need another arm in their bullpen and Batista's been working out of the pen exclusively for the last three seasons.â†µ
Bring back Miguel!â†µ
ST. LOUIS, MO - JUNE 19: Miguel Batista #44 of the St. Louis Cardinals pumps his fist after getting a double play to end the inning against the Kansas City Royals at Busch Stadium on June 19, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)