The Mets Are Seeing Red

January 10, 2009

The word on the street is that the New York Mets are very close to signing a right-handed starting pitcher. Could it be, Derek Lowe? We all knew Omar would get his man sooner or later. It just goes to show you that if you stick to your guns and refuse to give in, your hard work will pay off.

“Isn’t Omar the greatest GM in all of baseball?”

First, he brings in the most exciting closer since Dennis Eckersley. Then, he successfully orchestrates a three-team trade replacing key players who made up the majority of last year’s disastrous bullpen.

“Wait a minute….one year, $2.25 million for Derek Lowe?”

“Oh my, this doesn’t seem right.”

After managing to pick myself up after falling off my chair, the Mets announced that they have reached an agreement with free-agent pitcher, Tim Redding. Redding, who turns 31 next month, accomplished something no other Washington Nationals’ pitcher accomplished: he won ten games.

It’s no secret the economy is flailing amidst reports that the Mets organization is requesting City Hall to send more public bonds to help defray some of the new stadium’s costs. Perhaps, the Wilpons, the Mets principal owners, have miscalculated the losses they incurred with their involuntary participation in the latest Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme.

Come to think of it, it all makes perfect sense: the Mets are broke. Compounded with the low offers for front-line starting pitching and the reluctance to budge, we may have to live with Redding and young left-hander, Jonathon Niese as our fourth and fifth starters.

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