Breaking News: Mets Trade Carlos Monasterios


Cancel that jersey order! The Mets have traded their first-round Rule 5 Pick Carlos Monasterios to the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash considerations.

It was a brief, but eventful career. Unfortunately, the Monasterios Era is officially over.

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  1. Harry Chiti December 10, 2009 at 11:45 am
    i thought teams like the Pirates and Royals did this kind of thing. This is a new low for this organization. I guess the Dodgers are paying for the Wilpon Christmas party.
  2. murph December 10, 2009 at 5:12 pm
    he was a fan favorite.
  3. joejanish December 10, 2009 at 6:10 pm
    It’s going to be really awkward when he returns to Citi Field. I’ll obviously be rooting for the Mets to win but at the same time hoping he does well.

    A class act and one of the most beloved Mets never to wear a uniform. Good luck, Carlos!

  4. josh December 10, 2009 at 7:35 pm
    yaay maybe now we will have a extra amount of money to go a little further in the bay contract [lol]
  5. CatchDog December 11, 2009 at 9:33 am
    Apparently Omar needed airfare to get home from Indy.
  6. Sports Scatter March 17, 2010 at 6:23 pm
    Nearly 3 weeks into the spring and he hasn’t given up a run yet. It’s beginning to look like Darren O’Day all over again. If only the Mets were as good at choosing guys for the roster the last two years as they have been at making Rule V picks…

    Oh well, not like the roster has any holes for guys with no injury histories. Are former team doctors still under contract but not currently on major league rosters available for Rule V drafts? Maybe the Mets should go after Frank Jobe in next year’s Rule 5…and keep him on the roster all year.