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Saturday, December 03, 2005

HOTSTOVE! Upholding a Mets Tradition

With reports of the Mets' lack of interest in former br*ve/DUI'er Raphael Furcal to play 2nd base for the 2006 squad, I have come to the realization that there is a good chance that the Met's 2006 plan does NOT include signing a SINGLE player a) TO PLAY A POSITION THAT THEY ARE TOTALLY UNFAMILIAR WITH, b) TO MAN A POSITON THEY HAVE NOT PLAYED IN SINCE GRADE SCHOOL, c) WHOSE NAME IS RODGER CEDENO.

Shocked, I was. On-the-job training contributes to our athletes' professional growth by helping them to learn an exciting new trade in front of millions--now that's a Mets tradition! "How can this proud mission be forgotten?" I thought.

Have the Mets brass already forgotten the spectacular results of ...

moving Jose Reyes to Second,

moving Mike Piazza to firstbase,

putting Mike Kameron in rightfield,

or best of all, putting Victor Zambrano on the pitcher's mound?

Panicked, and with the gravitas that comes from full knowledge of my importance and influence in the Mets blogosphere, I did some research and found a certain picture, and with that picture, put together a plan to save the Mets off-season, and stop this train before it wrecks.

That's right, faithful readers, Delgado has MAD crouching skills, battle tested in the minor leagues. And I hear he calls a great game. So, in my estimation, that frees up a David Wright move to firstbase, allowing the Mets to install Victor Diaz as the everyday third baseman, and move Reyes to rightfield, his natural position. Acquire Joe McEwing at shortstop, and you've got momentum. Best of all, with my plan, the Mets will not have to give in to the Molina-Hernandez extortion racket.

Now that's a plan.


  • At 5:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    not that it matters now but when furcal first came up and the braves still had walt wiess he played 2nd, i think for a full year. billy bart

  • At 2:33 AM, Blogger Itsmetsforme said…

    and now furcal's makin barrybonds money!
    thanks for the comment.


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