Last night’s game against the Rockies in my opinion was a must win game for Mike Pelfrey. He started off strong before allowing two solo homers. But he was able to buckle down and only surrendered one more run to the the team from Colorado for the next four and a third innings after that while K-ROD was able to secure the win. Big Pelf is now 3-3 with a ERA of 5.74, but the question that needs to be asked is if the Mets front office are willing to deal him or for that matter most of the Mets roster.
So I ask the question – IS EVERYBODY EXPENDABLE ?
We all know the rumors and reports that expect Beltran, Reyes and possibly Francisco Rodriguez to be gone by the time the trade deadline rolls around this July, but what about fan favorites such as David Wright and Ike Davis ? Would Sandy Alderson unload Jason Bay’s bloated contract to a willing partner ? What about R.A Dickey or Jason Isringhausen – last year and this years feel good stories ? If the Mets are totally out of it by the time the All Star Break comes and goes will we see a fire sale of the like we haven’t seen since the ’97 Marlins ?
If the answer to these questions is yes one more question has to be asked – Will the fans stand for it even if it means that fresh young talent will be imported, and it might help this team get back to contention quicker ? Will the Wilpons be able to stomach crowds the size of Foghat concerts? Because Citi Field will be just as empty as Shea was during the dark times that were the late ’70′s and early ’80′s. We already know that their bottom line is already hurting and a new minority partner will be named rather soon, but if a partial sell off of their top major league players do come to fruition , will it signal the 32 year reign of the Wilpon’s ?
It’s just something to ponder.
And with that said… HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday today includes:
Back up first baseman from the ’84 season, Jerry Martin is 62 (1949) .
Mets pitcher from ’82-’84, Walt Terrell is 53 (1958). Walt is the only Mets player to hit a grand slam in both ends of a double header.
The New York Mets purchased the contract of utility man, Chuck Hiller from the San Francisco Giants on May 11, 1965. Chuck would go on to play three season with the Mets.
The New York Mets traded pitcher, Charlie Williams to the San Francisco Giants for Willie Mays on May 11, 1972. Although the Mets lost a good pitcher in Williams, it was the right thing bringing the ” Say Hey Kid” back the New York to finish out his career.
The New York Mets traded minor league outfielder, Ricky Nelson to the Cleveland Indians for once dominant relief pitcher, Don Schulze on May 11, 1987. Don was brought into help strengthen the Mets bullpen when it was racked by injuries that season.
The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed middle reliever, Mark Dewey of the New York Mets on waivers on May 11, 1993.
The New York Mets traded middle reliever, Mike Remlinger to the Cincinnati Reds for minor league outfielder, Cobi Cradle on May 11, 1995.
Mo Vaughn is very upset. He thought being in the higher altitude of Denver Colorado would make him weigh less on a scale – he was dead wrong !!