Well I wish I could say I had a good Thanksgiving Day feast but unfortunately my father in-law suffered a mild stroke before my wife and I could make it to his house . Thankfully he is in stable condition and the Chief Neurologist believes that in a matter of time , he will return to his old self , So I have no snarky points of view concerning this so far lackluster hot stove season and just be thankful you that we all have people that we love and care about us in our time of need.
With that said ... HERE COMES THE INFAMY
!!Birthday wishes go out to long forgotten pitcher of the '68 Mets rotation -Bill Short (1937)One time prospect who became a versatile utility player elsewhere in his career - Randy Milligan (1961)New York Mets traded Bill Denehy to the Washington Senators for Gil Hodges on November 27, 1967. This I believe was the only time a manager was ever traded for a player , and obviously good old Gil was worth way more than the player we gave up in return for his services.
New York Mets traded Tommie Agee to the Houston Astros for Rich Chiles and Buddy Harris on November 27, 1972. This was certainly a sad day for the Mets faithful to see one of their most beloved players traded away for nothing more than a few utility outfielders. Agee played a few more seasons before retiring
.New York Mets traded pitchers Brent Strom and Bob Rauch to the Cleveland Indians for pitcher, Phil Hennigan on November 27, 1972.Boston Red Sox signed ace reliever - Skip Lockwood of the New York Mets as a free agent on November 27, 1979. Skip was probably one of the better relievers in the game during this period of time. He was the Mets Rolaids Fireman of the Year from '75- '79
New York Mets signed free agent Eddie Murray of the Los Angeles Dodgers on November 27, 1991. I always loved Eddie Murray, I thought he would fit in quite nicely with that '92 . Fit in he did - He fit in like a puss-filled pimple on the saggy ass that was one of the worst Mets teams ever assembled
!New York Mets traded relief pitcher , Jerry Dipoto to the Colorado Rockies for Armando " The Mule
" Reynoso on November 27, 1996. I always loved Reynoso, he was a workhorse in that rotation and he showed a bull dog type of grit. I remember in '98 during the hot stove season ,phoning into WFAN and arguing with Bobby Valentine that the Mets should not of let him opt for free agency. Bobby called me a moron, and I guess he was right .New York Mets traded beloved first baseman,Rico Brogna to the Philadelphia Phillies for pitchers Ricardo Jordan and Toby Borland on November 27, 1996. I hated this trade - I felt that Rico was one of the brighter spots on that '96 roster. He went on to have a above average career with the Phillies and Tigers.Cincinnati Reds signed reliever , Ricardo Jordan of the New York Mets as a free agent on November 27, 1997.And remember , There are only 129 more days until the Mets open the 2010 season against the Florida Marlins at Citi Field.