Where They Are Now
Remember this guy? He was the 7-year, $119M man in Flushing until last July, when he became the bait for Zack Wheeler. Today, we get to watch Carlos Beltran swing for St. Louis. After playing out 2010 in San Francisco, Beltran settled for a mere two years and $26M to play for the Pujoless Cardinals. [...]
Former Met Lenny Dykstra can’t seem to stay out of trouble. Dykstra’s latest run-in with the law occurred yesterday, when he was arrested on two counts of indecent exposure. From CNN: The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office says the charges stem from multiple reports involving Dykstra dating back to 2009. The charges accuse Dykstra of [...]
Remember Wily Mo Pena? The hulking slugger stomped around Buffalo for a short period in 2009, but left after a disagreement with management. It turns out that Pena has been pounding the ball out of the park for
Former Met Chris “The Animal” Carter has exercised his June 15th opt-out clause and is now a free agent (hat tip to “Mike”, who alerted me via email). Carter was hitting .270 with 10 HRs and 46 RBI in 54 games with the AAA Durham Bulls. His walks and OBP are down considerably compared to [...]
Of course you remember “The Catch” … meaning, the one by Endy Chavez rather than the one by Ron Swoboda. Guess what? Endy is back on the field, and eliciting cheers once again.
Well that didn’t take long … the Blue Jays have traded infielder Brad Emaus to the Colorado Rockies for minor-league pitcher Chris Malone.
In the “Where They Are Now” files, we have an update on former Met phenom Lastings Milledge: he has been designated for assignment by the Chicago White Sox. Hat tip to loyal MetsToday reader and commenter “Walnutz”, who added this: “Guess it’s just another minor blip on his road to Cooperstown.”
From the “Where They Are Now” files …. Kevin Kernan of the NY Post has a nice article on Chris Carter, who is now in Tampa Bay. When “The Animal” first signed with the Rays, it seemed like an idea landing spot, since the team seemed to be sparse in terms of DH / 1B [...]
From the “Where They Are Now” file … After spending 2010 in Arizona’s bullpen, Aaron Heilman finally became a free agent and embarked on finding a team that would give him a chance to be a starter. Heilman spent the entire winter evaluating the offers of various suitors, and wound up right back in Arizona [...]
Those who visited MetsToday last year may remember this topic. I felt it appropriate to re-visit where Jason Vargas is today … and you’ll understand why shortly. Although Seattle is a million miles away and on the Left Coast, it is still in the Major Leagues. The Mariners — which was a media favorite in [...]
Some of you may remember the very brief career of Carlos Monasterios as a Met. At the conclusion of the winter meetings this past December, Monasterios was chosen by the Mets in the Rule 5 draft. However, the choice was actually made by the Dodgers, who had given the Mets cash considerations for the right [...]
In a fairly under-the-radar move, the Royals have signed former Met Philip Humber to a minor-league deal. Since leaving the Mets in the Johan Santana trade, Humber has been underwhelming — both in AAA and in brief stints at the Major League level. Personally I’m a bit sad that Humber hasn’t been able to “put [...]
Remember Yusmeiro Petit? About 4-5 years ago, he was ranked as highly as #2 among the Mets prospects by Baseball America, who were impressed by his ability to throw 4 pitches over the plate. As a 21-year-old, Petit whipped through AA, posting a 9-3 record and 2.92 ERA for the Binghamton Mets — striking out [...]
Where They Are Now: Ezequiel Carrera This afternoon I received an email from the Southern League announcing that Ezequiel Carrera of the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx had won the batting crown. I’m thinking … “hey, that name sounds familiar!”. Of course it does — Carrera was one of the two dozen players traded by the [...]
Remember Casey Fossum? It was a while back, I know, but try. Here’s a reminder. Anywho, as you may also remember, Fossum was DFA’d to make room for Ken Takahashi. We assumed he’d simply report back to Buffalo and return to orange and blue when needed. Instead, Fossum elected free agency, and is now in [...]