Well it looks like the Mets are about to address a need that they sorely needed last season. No sadly they still aren't going to let us common folks in the the Ebbits Club ( or whatever it's now called). MLBTR.com writer , Luke Adams reported that the Mets have been in negotiations with Left handed reliever Joe Beimel . Beimel has confirmed that he is pondering a offer from the Mets, The speculation is that the Mets offer is on par with what they recently paid catcher Rod Barajas ($1MM or less), and if he signs with the Mets he would be used to compliment pitcher Pedro Feliciano ( another left handed reliever) out of the bull pen."We've been talking to them for a good part of the off season. I am still just being patient, waiting for the right deal," said Beimel.Bemiel pitched for the Washington Nationals last season . He appeared in 71 games for both the Nationals and the Colorado Rockies in 2009, finishing the season with a overall 3.58 ERA in 55.1 IP.I think if he signs this could be the missing piece that will solidify this bull pen. Beimel may not be a sexy name but he has proven in the past that he can get outs when the game is on the line in the middle innings of the game. I just hope Omar can pull this off. " Will the tattooed mad man show off his ink as a Met this season?"And now ... ON WITH THE INFAMY !!!!Happy Birthday to one of the original members of the '62 Mets. Catcher Sammy Taylor. ( 1933) He was one of the only cathers on the Mets to make it to their second season ( I believe there were seven catchers that played for the Mets in total that season). He would be traded during the '63 season to the Cincinnati Reds for catcher Jesse Gonder.Also celebrating a birthday is one of the worst pitchers from the '94 team - Pete Smith (1966) Smith that season would go 4-10 with a E.R.A of 5.55 He would sign with the Reds the next season .And don't forget , there are just 37 more Casey Stengels until the Mets open the 2010 season against the Florida Marlins at Citi Field.