Yeah - Long Island is going to get the bulk of the snowfall while us in the outer boroughs only get a light dusting of snow
! As much as I adore Linda Church , meteorologist for WPIX ( she is a MILF
!! - sorry Prismo) she dropped the ball with this weekends forecast. So far this current hot stove season for the mets has been well - lukewarm. With the exception of complementary players such as Cora and Blanco , there has been little activity on the Mets front, I have a foreboding feeling that our crosstown rivals - the New York Yankmees might come swooping in and sign Jason Bay right from under us , like they did with Mark Teixeira. And if this happens , I predict that many Mets fans will get their pitchforks and torches and head en mass to Citi Field and burn in down to its foundations, while Jeff Wilpon and Omar Minaya take turns playing King Nero , fiddling while Citi Field burns. But alas most of my predictions and premonitions never come to pass and hopefully Mr. Bay will be wearing a Mets Jersey by the end of the week.
"Jeff , Omar let this not be your off season
!" With that said - HERE COMES THE INFAMY
!!!!!!!Happy Birthday wishes go out the the current face of our franchise - David Wright (1982) . May this year be a great year for you, and hopefully we see a return to your old form, Hopefully your belated present to yourself will be a World Series ring !!!
New York Mets traded Jim McAndrew to the San Diego Padres for minor leaguer Steve Simpson on December 20, 1973. New York Metstraded Juan Samuel to the Los Angeles Dodgers for utility man Mike Marshall and reliever Alejandro Pena on December 20, 1989. This was the Mets brass' way of rectifying trading for Samuel in the first place, Marshall didn't distinguish himself at all while Pena was solid in the bullpen
.Relief pitcher Jeff Musselman granted free agency on December 20, 1990.New York Mets signed free agent Jeff McKnight of the Baltimore Orioles on December 20, 1991.New York Metssigned free agent second baseman Willie Randolph of the Milwaukee Brewers on December 20, 1991. Willie had a decent season for the Mets , and as we all know he was the much maligned manager for us after his playing career was over
.New York Mets traded pitcher Robert Person to the Toronto Blue Jays for first base hitting machine John Olerud on December 20, 1996. This was possibly the biggest steal of Steve " Douche Bag
" Phillips career.The Baltimore Orioles re-signed short stop Mike Bordick of the New York Mets as a free agent on December 20, 2000. The Mets acquired him for a young Melvin Mora after Rey Ordonez went down with a broken leg. He homered in his first at bat with the Mets , but he didn't distinguish himself after that . If my memory serves me right, he commited a couple of costly errors during the 2000 World Series against the Yankees.
New York Mets signed free agent outfielder Cliff " Uncle" Floyd of the Boston Red Sox on December 20, 2002. In my opinion he was one of the leaders of that '06 NLDS championship team.
The Atlanta Braves signed back up catcher , Joe DePastino of the New York Mets as a free agent on December 20, 2003. The St Louis Cardinals signed first baseman Brian Daubach of the New York Mets as a free agent on December 20, 2005.Atlanta Braves
signed utilityman Chris Woodward of the New York Mets as a free agent on December 20, 2006.The Milwaukee Brewers signed outfielder/ first baseman Trot Nixon on this date in 2007 .And don't forget - There are just 106 daysuntil the Mets open the 2010 season against the Florida Marlins at Citi Field.