Biggest of Ups to My Favorite Major Leaguer, 31-Year-Old Rookie Robert Suárez, For Getting the BAG From the Padres!
I apologize for the delay in this story; I've been a busy boi!
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A few weeks back, I learned about 31-year-old rookie Robert Suárez, and he quickly became my favorite major leaguer.
His story is incredible, and yes, I know nothing about his life outside of him being 31 and grinding his ass off to make it to the big leagues. If he turns out to be a hashtag bad guy down the line, I am well within my rights to rescind this praise with no repercussions, but for now, I am all aboard the Suárez train and fucking amped he got PAID!!!
Did Robert Suárez technically give up the pennant-clinching home run to Bryce Harper? Yes, but Josh Hader should've been in the game; plus, what does that say about how legit Suárez is? Bob Melvin trusted him against one of the hottest bats in the game with the season on the line. He gave up a bomb to a future Hall of Famer. It happens. At least you're a part of history. Still, there's no denying Suárez's rookie year went quite well. After Opening Day his era was 1.70.
Spin Zone: It's actually kind of cool that Suárez's only two losses of the year were Opening Day and NLCS Game 5 (the Padres' last game of the season). He book-ended the 2022 Padres. His work between those two outings was good enough for 46 milly over five years.
Typically rookies still have to play out their team control and arbitration years before getting paid, but that wasn't the case for one Mr. Robert Suárez. His story is one of resilience that already has a happy ending. If he never records another Major League out, he still performed well enough to receive a life-changing contract. That's what it's all about. Congratulations on the bag! Sorry I'm a few days late with the blog love; if you wanna throw a soon-to-be 31-year-old a few bones for all the kind words, my Venmo is available via DM.
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