Well other than Darryl Strawberry ( while attending last night's Thurman Munson Charity Gala
) stating that he personally didn't feel that the " Mets didn't do enough
" this off season,The Mets offices were pretty quiet that's saying alot after the the fall out that has enveloped them after the whole J.J Putz " they give physicals don't they?" debacle. But there was an interesting article by Tim Dierkes on MLBTR.com that reported that Rich Aurillia does not want to retire, and would like to sign a minor league contract with either the Mets or Yankees. Aurillia , 38 had 133 at bats with the San Francisco Giants last season batting .213 with 2 home-runs and 16 R.B.I's In my opinion I would have to pass. I could see Omar making the move if he didn't sign Frank Catalano, but even then I feel that Aurillia would be better suited and a pinch hitting specialist that a defensive replacement. " Could the Mets be Aurillia's Swan Song?"
And on that note .... IT'S TIME FOR SOME INFAMY
!!!!!New York Mets signed free agent Ed Hearn on February 3, 1983. Hearn would be Gary Carters Back up during that magical '86 season. He would be traded to the Kansas City Royals, for a up and coming pitcher named David Cone
( I wonder how he did as a Met
?).Minnesota Twins signed middle reliever Jeff Innis of the New York Mets as a free agent on February 3, 1994. I remember reading in the Daily News how he used to roller blade to training camp every morning.
St. Louis Cardinals signed Shawon Dunston of the New York Mets as a free agent on February 3, 2000.Shawon was a late season pick up for the Mets, playing both the infield and the outfield for the Mets. His .344 batting average and 16 R.B.I's helped propel the Mets into the playoffs . And don't forget - There are just 61 days until the Mets open the 2010 season against the Florida Marlins at Citi Field.