There's really not much to say today. I am like everyone else in the blogosphere am tired and disgusted in the whole Carlos Beltran's knee debacle, and allegedly Bengie " The Latino Mo Vaughn"Molina  is supposed to sign with us any day now.So what are we Mets fans supposed to do while we count down the days until Joel Pinero signs with us? Well rooting for the Jets today is a start !                                                                                                                                                                                       richard_todd.jpg                                                                                                                                                       " Infamous Jets of the day - Richard Todd "And with that said Here comes the INFAMY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Happy Birthday wishes go out to original Mets third baseman Don " Popeye" Zimmer (1931). As we all know Zimmer became a Mets coach under Joe Torre in the mid '70's, was a successful Major League manager elsewhere.New York Mets selected shortstop Roy Staiger in first round (24th pick overall) of free agent draft on January 17, 1970.New York Mets selected shortstop, Kevin Elster in second round of free agent draft on January 17, 1984.New York Mets signed free agent Rafael Santana on January 17, 1984. This signing solidified the Mets infield during most of the '80's.New York Mets traded catcher Kelly Stinnett to the Milwaukee Brewers for the late Cory Lidle on January 17, 1996.Pittsburgh Pirates signed pitcher Jeff D'Amico of the New York Mets as a free agent on January 17, 2003. D'Amico proved to be god-awful in his one year with the Mets , going 4-10 with a E.R.A of 4.94.And later on today when you are watching the Jets / San Diego Chargers game, don't forget that there are only 78 more days until the Mets open the 2010 season against the Florida Marlins at Citi Field.