Ok here is the moment we have all been waiting for. That’s right it is time for the countdown of the top 50 Mets of all time as decided by you – the readers of the Real Dirty Mets Blog to commence .
At number 50 we have one of the most beloved personalities to ever of graced a Mets uniform. That’s right Mets second baseman from ”73-’77 Felix ” The Cat” Millán.This native of Puerto Rico, made his major league debut as a Atlanta Brave in 1966 until he was traded to the Mets along with pitcher George Stone in exchange for reliever Danny Frisella and starter Gary Gentry. Felix possessed a above average glove and a strong arm. He hit for a career .278 batting average in his four years with the Mets , and he was a speedster on the base paths. Felix was forced to retire after he injured his during an bench clearing brawl in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates after base runner, Ed Ott slid hard into Millán trying to break up a double play. Heated words were exchanged and Ott proceeded to pick Millan uo and slamming him hard to the turf at Three Rivers Stadium, severely injuring his shoulder.
Felix has been a frequent guest of the Mets since his retirement, even participating in the ” Shea Goodbye ” ceremonies in 2008.
Tomorrow we will celebrate one of the better Mets outfielders of the last 10 years.
And with that said …. HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!
New York Mets traded starting pitcher, Tim Leary to the Kansas City Royals for Frank Wills on January 18, 1985. Leary would go on to have a long career while Willis would never play for the Mets.
New York Mets signed free agent reliever, Roberto Hernandez on January 18, 2005.The Toronto Blue Jays signed reserve outfielder, Jeremy Reed of the New York Mets as a free agent on January 18, 2010. Reed did play in 124 games that season, but mainly as a late inning defensive replacement for Daniel Murphy.
And while you breathe a deep sigh of relief because the Mets signe Chris Young – just remember, There are just 73 more until the Mets open the 2011 season against the Florida Marlins in Miami and 80 more days until the Mets 2011 home opener against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field.
Mo Vaughn is begging me to tell him his rank on this list !!!