Well the past couple of days has brought us a smattering of Mets related news. From the revelation this past Saturday that the Mets were on hand to watch a private bullpen session with one time uber closer, Brian Wilson to yesterday’s announcement that Banner Day will morph into Banner Night because of those greedy shirts at ESPN.
So it got me thinking – witch is always a dangerous thing.
If the Mets do sign Brian Wilson will he have a no holds barred “Beard Off” with Dillon Gee ?
The Mets seem to be intent adding a starting pitcher, power hitting outfielder, relief pitcher, ball boy, Wilpon back scratcher etc.
Looks like Scott Hairston essentially priced himself out of the Mets budget when it was revealed yesterday that he is looking for a two year contract worth in the neighborhood of eight million dollars. Looks like the Cubs may bite.
ESPN has decided to air the Mets game on May 26th as their Sunday Night Game Of The WEEK. The problem is – IT’S BANNER DAY !!! What were they thinking ?”!? Who will want to bring their child to that game when the parade of banners will commence at 5 p.m and the game more than likely will not end until after midnight with school is in session the next day ?!? BASTARDS !!!
The Mets are keeping an eye on one time Diamondbacks ace – Brandon Webb. Are they keeping their left eye or their right eye on him?
Justin Upton isn’t worth the high price tag that the Diamondbacks has place on his tush !
And with that said… HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday today includes:
Middle reliever from the ’70 season, Ron Herbel would have been 75 today (1938).
Mets bench coach from the ’10 season, Dave Jauss is 56 (1957) .
The New York Mets traded one time number one draft pick, Billy Beane, pitcher, Bill Latham and minor league pitcher, Joe Klink to the Minnesota Twins for second baseman, Tim Teufel and minor league first baseman, Pat Crosby on January 16, 1986. Who could ever forget the “Teufel Shuffle” ?
The York Mets traded reserve catcher, Ronn Reynolds and minor league pitcher, Jeff Bittiger to the Philadelphia Phillies for minor league pitcher, Ronnie Gideon and Rodger Cole on January 16, 1986.
The Minnesota Twins signed middle reliever, Randy Niemann of the New York Mets as a free agent on January 16, 1987.”Captain Nemo” would later become the Mets bullpen coach.
The New York Mets signed free agent starting pitcher, Pedro Astacio of the Houston Astros on January 16, 2002.
The New York Mets signed free agent middle reliever, Jorge Sosa of the St. Louis Cardinals on January 16, 2007.
The New York Mets signed free agent reliever, Scott Schoeneweis of the Cincinnati Reds on January 16, 2007. Schoeneweis just like Tom Glavine was not devastated when he pitched the Mets out of a playoff berth for the second season in a row.
The New York Mets signed free agent middle reliever, Casey Fossum of the Detroit Tigers on January 16, 2009.
Mo Vaughn is both a daydream believer and a homecoming queen !!!