Well it’s that time of year again. The time when we all max out our credit cards to buy our loved ones gifts for the upcoming holidays. I think one of the most sought after gifts for Mets fans will be the recently introduced retro uniforms that will be worn next season. The question that I have is now that it seems more obvious with each passing day that Jose Reyes will not be donning these new Mets uniforms come April is which Mets player will rise from the b-level ( t-shirts and custom made jerseys from the team store) to join the ranks of Wright, Santana, Bay and Ike ?
Will it be Daniel Murphy ? I think there is a strong possibility it can be Murphy, the hitting machine who needs to find a steady position. But there is also the possibility that he may be traded come this off season.
Will is be Lucas Duda ? I think Lucas may be bestowed that honor during the ’13 season if he rises up to the potential that he is projected to have.
Could it be Angel Pagan ? I think that if he isn’t non-tendered or traded this off season and proves that he can be the man in center field then perhaps they will start selling his jersey mid season.
What about Mike Pelfrey ? Only if it is made out of that fruit flavored material that Willie Wonka used to make the wallpaper for nurseries.
Bobby Parnell Perhaps ? I like Parnell, and I do maintain that he may very well end up fighting through his growing pains to become the Mets closer of the future. But at this juncture, I think a Kenny Rogers Mets jersey would sell better.
But if you ask me which new player jersey will be sold next season, I would most confidently proclaim that it will be R.A Dickeys. Dickey has gone from journeyman pitcher to folk hero here in New York. i think that if the Mets start selling his jersey at the team store, it will be one of the top sellers.
I know what you may be asking me – well what iff the Mets sign a free agent or trade for a player between now and Opening Day ? Well to be honest, I do not see many fans clamoring for a Val Pascucci jersey at this point .
Or maybe we will ?
And with that said…. HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday includes:
Current Mets General Manager (savior?), Sandy Alderson is 64 (1947).
Reserve outfielder from the ’73 season, Rich Chiles is 62 (1949).
Mets middle reliever from the ’92 season, Lee Guetterman is 53 (1958) .
Mets middle reliever from ’97-’88, Gene Walter is 51 (1960).
Mets outfielder from ’98-’02, Jay Payton is 39 (1972). I still maintain that Payton was the best outfielder on the ’00 Mets team (if that’s saying much).
Mets reserve outfielder from ’06-’07, Ricky Ledee is 38 (1973).
The Baltimore Orioles signed Sid Fernandez of the New York Mets as a free agent on November 22, 1993. The loss of Fernandez always bothered me. yes he was injury plagued and at time erratic, but when he was on his game – he was deadly to opposing hitters.
The New York Mets signed free agent spot starter/middle reliever, Mike Remlinger on November 22, 1993.
The San Diego Padres claimed middle reliever, Jason Middlebrook of the New York Mets on waivers on November 22, 2000. Middlebrook would spend two seasons with the Mets, going a combined 1-6 with an E.R.A of 4.77.
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed starting pitcher, Jason Roach of the New York Mets as a free agent on November 22, 2004.Roach started 2 games for the Mets that season, and went 0-2 with a E.R.A of 12.00.
Mo Vaughn is looking forward to his turkey induced coma on Thanksgiving !