Coke Is NOT It for Mets

Breaking news: Phil Coke will NOT sign with the Mets.

Was this really a headline? And did I really just make it another headline?

In other non-news, the Mets will not be signing Francisco Rodriguez, Rafael Soriano, Joba Chamberlain, nor Everth Cabrera. Additionally, they will not be trading for Troy Tulowitzki anytime soon, nor Cole Hamels. And in case you missed it, the Mets did not sign Max Scherzer, Emilio Bonifacio, David Robertson, Yasmany Tomas, nor either of the Chris Youngs. They DID sign Michael Cuddyer in the first week of free agency, prompting Mets Assistant GM John Ricco to state:

Sandy has talked about we’re looking to turn the corner here and start to compete in 2015. I think this is a message that we’re going to be aggressive.

Sure enough, the Mets went full-force acquiring talent through the winter months, picking up Sean Gilmartin in the Rule 5 draft and signing John Mayberry, Jr. As if that weren’t enough, 2015 began with a bang as the club picked up Duane Below. It’s been a frenetic four months, and surely I’ve missed a few names here and there, but the bottom line is that I can’t imagine the Mets making another acquisition before position players officially report to spring training. If you’ve been to Port St. Lucie, you know there simply aren’t enough hotel rooms available to accommodate more players.

Though, it would’ve been cool for the Mets to sign Phil Coke. Imagine all the fun we’d have here with the snarky jokes and innuendos with his last name. Just the thought of him wearing orange and blue had me browsing over to Wikipedia for ideas.

Coke may be the real thing, but not for the Mets. Have a Gilmartin and a smile. Enjoy.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. ! Scottie February 19, 2015 at 2:19 pm
    The team looks ready to contend. Let the season begin!
  2. Reese Kaplan February 19, 2015 at 4:22 pm
    You forgot the minor league deals handed out to Alex Castellanos, Scott Rice, Buddy Carlisle and others….A.J. Preller better watch his back when the Sandman enters.
    • Joe Janish February 19, 2015 at 5:33 pm
      Holy crap! When did the Mets sign Castellanos???? How did I miss that?

      I kind of glazed over Rice and Carlyle since they were part of the organization in 2014 and technically re-signs. But, wow, Castellanos … MIND=BLOWN.

  3. DaveSchneck February 19, 2015 at 9:57 pm
    Jeffy’s deal with Amway prohibits the team from signing any player whole name is also a product.