Well it looks like Fred Wilpon , just like Staten Island Chuck made his once a year trek out of his bunker at CitiÂ Field to help rechristen the former Keyspan park as the newly named Municipal Credit Union Park ( the names kinda catchy huh?) While Good old FredÂ was expounding on the newly formed partnership with another banking institution ( remember Citi Field), he was askedÂ about the coming Mets season
Mets owner Fred Wilpon took the opportunity to drum up hope for next season after a dismal 2009 was followed by a disappointing off-season.
“This is going to be a comeback year,” he said. “We filled those positions we feel are important. These guys want to prove last year was an aberration and it’s not going to happen again… so I’m very optimistic.”
Oh Freddie my boy I hope you are rightÂ but just in case let me know what kind of meds you have been taking so we can have a very mellow summer together if this season tanks as early as last years did !
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â ” Fred WilponÂ in one of his more lucid states.”
And with that said …. ON WITH THE INFAMY !!!
This deal you could say is a draw in terms of Mets infamy -New York Mets traded pitchers Â A.J. Â Burnett,andÂ Jesus SanchezÂ and one time top prospect ,outfielder Robert StrattonÂ to the Florida Marlins for ace pitcherÂ Al LeiterÂ and utility infielderÂ Ralph MilliardÂ on February 6, 1998. Al Leiter was the upper eschalon pitcher that helped propel the Mets into the ’99 & ’00 post seasons, while Burnett has gone on to earn three World SeriesÂ rings with the Marlins and last year with the New York Yankees.
New York Mets signed free agent pitcherÂ Nelson” Figgy !” Â FigueroaÂ on February 6, 2008. Nelson has proven to be an adequate spot starter/ reliever, but it just seems this organization has little confidence in his pitching abilities.
And while you are digging out from today’s storm – Just remember that there are onlyÂ Â more 58 days until the Mets open the 2010 season against the Florida Marlins at Citi Field.