In Other News...1-8-10
- Joe D. of Mets Merized Online has an excellent post on Mets minor leaguers, PEDs and pyromania. Well, two of those things anyway.
- John Sickels of Minor League Ball released his Mets Top 20 Prospects for 2010 list today. Sickels feels his own age in noting that the #16 prospect, LHP Juan Urbina, was born 5/31/1993, the week after Sickels received his masters degree. On that day in Met history, Dallas Green's Mets won 9-5 over the Chicago Cubs, led by 2 2/3 scoreless innings of relief with 5 strikeouts from Center Moriches High School's Paul Gibson, to up their record to 17-31, 16.5 games out of 1st place. Good times man, good times.
- I don't have a link for this as I heard it with my own ears over the airwaves, but next Wednesday matinee idol David Wright will be a guest on the Mike'd Up! Francesa on the FAN radio show, 660AM on your dial, at approximately 2:30pm. Since it's old news they probably won't discuss how Wright made $20 million when Vitamin Water was sold to Coca-Cola. Speaking of Wright, he told Mark Hale of the NY Post that he expects to bounce back in 2010. I would be confident too if I had made $20 million pitching Sugar Water, I mean Vitamin Water.
- According to MLB.com's Lisa Winston the Mets have claimed LH relief pitcher Jay Marshall off waivers from the Oakland A's, so add his name to the potpourri of bullpen candidates. Did you know that translated literally from French to English potpourri means "rotten pot?" Me neither.
- Juan C. Rodriguez of the Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that the Mets road series at the Florida Marlins June 28-30 may be moved to Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sun sentinel is definitely a job I wouldn't want, too hot.
- SI's Jon Heyman tweets that the Texas Rangers are in "serious talks" with Vlad Guerrero, so that's one less bad back we Met fans need worry about.