“I’M JUST A SOUL WHOSE INTENTIONS ARE GOOD, OH LORD, PLEASE DON’T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD”

It looks like a foregone conclusion that the Mets and Aaron Heilman are headed for divorce court under the irreconcilable difference statue as Heilman is still fighting his starting pitcher persona and the Mets feel with just two pitches Heilman is more effective as a reliever. From last years results and the fact the Heilman did not step up and grab the closers role by the throat for his welfare and that of Mets fans it’s time for Aaron Heilman to back his bags and look for greener pastures.

 

The site We Should All Be GM’s has a very good Q & A with one time Met Eric Valent. Valent is now a minor league coach for the Phillies but rates his hitting for the cycle as a Met in 2004 as his big league highlight.

 

There will be a long dragged out debate about Mike Mussina and whether he is Cooperstown worthy. If he wasn’t a Highlander then guys like Mike Francesa would just hand wave it off as ridiculous his chances but as we all know every player who has worn the Highlander pinstripes is Hall of Fame worthy. It’s a shock to me the Joe Verbanic doesn’t have a plaque upstate.

 

If Mussina was to be granted a spot in Cooperstown I wouldn’t argue it as he hasn’t been dominant but he has been one of the best pitchers of his time and he was very good for 18 years, but is very good enough to make it to the hallowed halls of the HOF? Well that’s up for debate. I will leave this out there, who would you pick if you were in a must win situation, Mike Mussina or Jerry Koosman?

 

I’m not ready to panic after last nights Ranger ass kicking at the hands of the Canucks and although Tom (speaks in tongues) Renny claims he gave King Hank the high sign to flee the crease to the comfort of a corner spot on the bench, Hank was well within his rights to abdicate his spot as the Rangers left him in a gun fight with a pea shooter last night.

 

Daniel Murphy is back in NYC and after stopping off at the Mets offices at $iti Field to pick up the ten bucks for the co-pay, he will have an MRI on his ailing knee.

 

          

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  1. Thanks for linking the WSBGM’s interview with Valent. He seems like a really cool down to Earth guy that may end up coaching in the bigs someday.

  2. David in Manhattan says:

    BTW, like the reference to the classic song from (Eric Burden and) The Animals, a great group that never quite got the attention it should have back in the 1960s.

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