Dontrelle Willis, he of the high leg kick and two all-star apperances, was arrested last night on the charge of driving under the influence. He’s free on $1,000 bond. No word on how much it will cost him to get his Bentley out of impound. So he’s not the sharpest guy, driving his Bentley around at 4:30 in the morning liquored out of his gourd, peeing in the street, but he sure can pitch.
Pete Abraham thinks New York should offer Melky and Sachez for Willis. The rallying cry of "Don’t trade Melky!" comes up whenever his name is dangled, and I’m usually inclined to agree. However, it’s never been in conjunction with a pitcher of this caliber. Dontrelle’s nickname obviously has a nifty tie-in with the Stadium, and everyone makes mistakes. I have this nagging doubt in my mind that Dontrelle would be too much of a risk. Last season was a considerable degradation in performance from the year prior, but maybe he’s due for a rebound. His enthusiasm for the game is positively contagious. Then again, that’s what I said about Melky. What say you?