I know the series against the Angels this past season was a bit of a let down capped off with the performance of a ineffective performance by Jon Niese.
But let us look on the bright side. First off this was the first series that the Mets had lost in over a month – not bad for a team that many “experts” and fans alike had written off as a bunch of players tied to a moribund franchise destined to finish last – or close to it at least.
But there are other reasons to be encouraged by the arc that this team has taken this past month or so.
First off, David Wright has started a regimen of low impact baseball activities, and hopefully he will be cleared this week to get himself into rehab games.
Ike Davis is supposed to have his ankle examined, and hopefully he will soon be cleared to resume a rehab program that will get him back to Flushing A.S.A.P .
And finally Adam Rubin, the Mets beat writer for ESPN.com reports that Johan Santana appeared on the Mike Lupica radio show and revealed that he has started to throw off a mound again. He gave no time frame when he will be back, but there is some speculation that it could be by late July. To read the article please click here.
So yes this team may not be a World Series contender – or a play off team for that matter, but it appears that the Calvary is coming , and who knows – maybe there will be some late season magic from this team.
And with that said… HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday today includes :
Quite possibly the most important person in Mets history, Bill Shea would have been 104 years old today (1907). Bill Shea is the man responsible for bringing National League baseball back to New York after both the Giants and Dodgers abandoned the outer boroughs for the left coast. He was so vital for the Mets inception that Shea Stadium was named in his honor.
Middle reliever from ’89-’90, Jeff Musselman is 48 (1963). He was brought over in the trade that sent fan favorite, Mookie Wilson to the Toronto Blue Jays in 1989. In his season and a half with the Mets, Jeff went 3-4 with a E.R.A of 4.47 with no saves.
The New York Mets sold the contract of reserve outfielder, Al Luplow to the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 21, 1967.
The New York Mets traded shortstop, Brian Ostrosser to the Cleveland Indians for minor league infielder, Dwain Anderson on June 21, 1974.
The only thing that Mo Vaughn likes about Oakland is the band War !