10 Reasons the Yorvit Torrealba Deal Fell Through

1. Yorvit re-injured his shoulder in the midst of signing his name on the contract.

2. Ramon Castro was upset about his backup making more money in one year than he would be making in two.

3. Turns out he CAN’T speak Spanish, and only comprehends a bit of “spanglish”.

4. Mets officials were “paid a visit” by some “old neighborhood friends” of Paul LoDuca.

5. Mets secretary couldn’t get “Torrealba” spelled correctly on the paperwork.

6. Minaya assistants reported vicious backlash by fans and pundits in the blogosphere.

7. Yorvit made an undisclosed anti-semitic comment to Fred Wilpon.

8. Yorvit was doing more than “lifting weights” in an effort to become a better hitter during the 2005-2006 offseason.

9. Mets are on the cusp of making Johan Santana deal — and Joe Mauer is a “throw in”.

10. Wilpons concerned about rumors that Yorvit was love child of Joe Torre and Jessica Alba.

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  1. RockStar78 November 19, 2007 at 10:44 am
    At this point, I say focus on getting pitching now and when that is done, work on getting a catcher with whatever prospects are left over.
  2. joe November 19, 2007 at 11:04 am
    Except those pitchers need someone to throw to.
  3. isuzudude November 19, 2007 at 11:29 am
    Doesn’t Castro count?

    BTW: Castillo is all but locked up, it seems. Omar finally seems to have come to his senses.