Anna Benson Sets Mets Straight

Sorry, I couldn’t resist …

There’s at least one legitimate reason for a Mets fan to pickup the latest copy of Penthouse magazine — to read Anna Benson’s opinion of the Mets.

No, I haven’t read the article, but did find excessive enjoyment from this excerpt as published in the Daily News:

“They got a —- bag of balls for Kris. They didn’t get —-. Julio Jorge (sic) and John Maine. They traded a number-one stud pitcher who was 30 at the time, and they blame the red dress….If I were a Mets fan, I’d be beside myself.”

Wow. Talk about open mouth, insert foot. Great timing, Anna !

In Anna’s defense, the article was likely written months before that number-one stud blew out his shoulder. But I don’t think any Mets fan is unhappy with the final result of the Kris Benson deal — John Maine and Orlando Hernandez (by way of Jorge Julio).

The brilliant Anna went so far as to say “You look at all the injuries they had with Pedro (Martinez) and beyond, and you know Kris would have taken them to the top last season.”

Um … yeah … riiiiiiiiiiiiiight …….

Well I guess the Mets can always sign Kris this winter — at a bargain rate — if he really is that much of a stud.

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.