Last Tuesday I was on hand for the Mets annual Holiday Party. This year Mets second baseman (?), Daniel Murphy had the distinct honor of donning the Santa outfit , giving out gifts to children from local Public Schools.
Afterwards, Murph took the time out to talk to Mets bloggers about his health, how acclimation to the second base position is progressing, his hopes for next season, and of course his skew on the loss of Jose Reyes.
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And with that said… HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday today includes:
Middle reliever from the ’98 season, Willie Blair is 46 (1965).
The New York Mets signed free agent outfielder, Joe Orsulak on December 18, 1992. Orsulak would spend three seasons with the Mets, and even though he was more of a reserve player, he was considered a fan favorite.
The New York Mets signed free agent spot starter/middle reliever, Brian Bohanon on December 18, 1996.
The New York Mets traded minor league outfielder, Fletcher Bates and pitching prospect, Scott Comer to the Florida Marlins for middle reliever, Dennis Cook on December 18, 1997. Cook was the proverbial glue to the Mets bullpen until he was traded in ’01.
The Pittsburgh Pirates signed reserve outfielder, Steve Bieser of the New York Mets as a free agent on December 18, 1997.
The utility man, Colorado Rockies signed Jim Tatum of the New York Mets as a free agent on December 18, 1998.
The New York Mets signed free agent outfielder, Mike Cameron of the Seattle Mariners on December 18, 2003. Damn I hated this signing, and Cameron was never the player the Mets front office expected him to be.
The New York Mets signed free agent middle reliever, Matt Wise of the Milwaukee Brewers on December 18, 2007. Wise appeared in just 8 games with the Mets that season due to rotator cuff tendinitis.
Mo Vaughn is nuttier than a Christmas fruit cake (he’s also denser) !