Let’s face it it’s a frustrating time to be a Mets fan. It’s a maddening situation if you are R.A Dickey, and if you are the unnamed Mets “source” that relayed that the team was angered by Dickey’s airing of grievances (It is Festivus as you may know). I feel like I am one of the few people that can set aside my emotions and see both Dickey’s as well as the Mets side of the situation. Dickey is looking for job security as well as setting himself as well as his family up for the distant future. He loves New York but he deserves more than what the Mets are offering him.
The Mets conversely are trying to exhaust their options before commiting the kind of money that it will take to retain Dickey’s services ( it seems that they aren’t that far apart) , If the Mets can swing a trade that can send Dickey to another teams top prospects – in which one should be a power hitting MLB ready outfielder.
I am comfortable with either scenario because if you trade Dickey the Mets in theory would be plugging the gaping holes in their roster, and if you keep Dickey you are in possession of one of the top pitchers in the game.
So until this situation is resolved we will all be angry, upset and disenfranchised.
And with that said… HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday today includes:
Outfielder from ’62-’65, Joe Christopher is 77 (1935) .
Reserve catcher from ’68-’69, J. C. Martin is 76 (1936).
Middle reliever from ’67-’71, Ron Taylor is 75 (1937). After he left baseball he became a doctor and was employed as the Toronto Blue Jays team doctor.
Utility infielder from the ’93 season, Doug Saunders is 43 (1969).
The New York Mets signed free agent utility infielder, Kelvin Torve of the Minnesota Twins on December 13, 1989.They would release him on the same date 2 years later.
The New York Mets signed free agent outfielder, Rodney McCray of the Chicago White Sox on December 13, 1991. McCray is best known for his highlight reel moment when as a minor leaguer he ran through a outfield wall to catch a line drive.
The New York Mets traded reserve outfielder, Chuck Carr to the St. Louis Cardinals for minor league pitching prospect, Clyde Keller on December 13, 1991.
The New York Mets drafted reserve catcher, Kelly Stinnett from the Cleveland Indians on December 13, 1993.
The New York Mets drafted back up catcher, Charlie Greene from the San Diego Padres on December 13, 1993.
The New York Mets signed free agent reserve outfielder, Ryan McGuire of the Montreal Expos on December 13, 1999.
The Atlanta Braves signed utility infielder, Kurt Abbott of the New York Mets as a free agent on December 13, 2000.
The New York Mets signed free agent middle reliever, Dave Weathers of the Chicago Cubs on December 13, 2001.
The New York Mets signed free agent outfielder, Roger Cedeño of the Detroit Tigers on December 13, 2001. Unfortunately Cedeno never could repeat the same numbers that he posted during his first stint as a Met.
The New York Mets drafted fire balling reliever, Henry Owens from the Pittsburgh Pirates on December 13, 2004.
Mo Vaughn feels miffed at the Mets because they reneged on their promise to supply him with a life time supply of Blue Smoke ribs !!!