Thank you Bengi Molina for NOT signing with the NY Mets and thank you Brian Sabean for bailing out the Mets with your offer to Bengi Molina.

Now that the Mets have $5 mil lying around they can either put that money towards giving Ben Sheets and incentive filled deal and strike before some other team grabs him or they could put that money towards a buyout of Rogers (Hornsby) Castillo or keep Castillo and use the money towards giving Orlando Hudson a deal and left Castillo be a part time player/groundskeeper. I know it’s a pipe dream that the Mets would buyout Castillo and sign O-Dog so please Jeffey Baby, let’s give the cast to Sheets!!!!!!

More good news, Jeff Francouer signed for just 1 year. Rumor is that Freddy Skill Sets and Uncle Saul Katz made a deal Richard Heene for one of his balloons and Jeffey and Omar are now orbiting around the skies of Corona.

Metsgrrl just received a framed picture from opening day at $iti field for being a loyal season ticket subscriber. The note that came with it wished her a HAPPY HOLIDAY. Obviously the Skill Sets waited until all holiday items were at 90 % off to buy the frames the pics came with.

As much as I feel the Mets need to go full force for at least 2 starting pitchers, they still need a catcher. I like Omir Santos but his presences behind the plate has been questioned within the organization. I’m fine with Henry Blanco as a one half of a catching tandem as he is strong defensively. I can’t see going after Yorvit Torrealba with a lawsuit against the Mets still awaiting trial so the guy who makes the most sense would be Rod Barajas. Barajas is nothing at the plate but he’s very good behind it and the Mets need a very good defensive catcher.

Yes it is outstanding that the Mets have announced that Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, Davey Johnson and Frank Cashen will be inducted into the NY Mets Hall of Fame this summer. But isn’t it remarkable that all four of these gentlemen are not in there already. In fact the last player to be inducted into the Mets HOF was Tommie Agee in 2002.  Induction day will be August 1st,  so far that’s the first “must game to be at” for 2010.

Sad news from the NY Rangers. John Haligan the teams long time PR man and top Rangers and NHL historian passed away today at age of 68. For years I sat in Section 432 of Madison Square Garden watching the Rangers and Halligan and his wife Janet were the two of the great people at MSG. John always had time to talk to us between periods and he would bring us the score sheets and any news on injuries. He respected us as people and as Ranger fans. This is a very sad day indeed.

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  1. I don’t think the Shake Shackers will need to dedicate a large area for their Hall Of Fame.

    After all………

  2. As i noted a week or so ago, the framed picture of Citi said “Opening Day”. It was a night game.

  3. Looks like the Angels aced the Mets!

  4. mikey boy324 says:

    looks like the rangers are the favorites for sheets if the mets dont get a legit pitcher omar should be fired period.

  5. kranepool says:

    No loss letting Pineriro go to Angels he got 2yr/18mil I woeld rather give that to Dave Duncan to be Mets pitching coach than to Pinierio

  6. mikey boy324 says:

    agreed im glad molina and piniero didnt sign but at the same time i hope the mets use that money wisely for once and sign smoltz and either sheets or trade for a number 2 i hope they dont sign garland..

  7. George the Stork says:

    All you guys who didn’t want Pineiro — didn’t you watch the two games where Pineiro smoked us? Of course, it was only the Mets, but still — he was really good. He developed a great sinker that he didn’t have before last year. I see losing him as a loss. At two years, it wouldn’t have been a big committment — and he certainly would have been an upgrade over OP, Niese, etc.

    I’m not sure where you go from here, but pitching options are fading fast. I fear another year with Fernando Nobodies on the staff.

  8. George the Stork says:

    What about bringing Tim Redding back? (Just kidding)

  9. Mikey boy324 says:

    I rather have that extra 8 mill for next year then piniero the mets weren’t winning the world series with or without him it looks like well have to look foward till next year cuz this whole organization lacks any kind of creativity to make any deals…

  10. I’m not sure where you go from here, but pitching options are fading fast. I fear another year with Fernando Nobodies on the staff.

    ROTFLMAO!!!! Fernando Nobodies HOLY SHIT, if that does not sum but the Omar Minaya era nothing does outstanding Stork!!!

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