Archive: November 8th, 2011

Blog Roundup: Tuesday

The offseason was off to a quiet start…a little too quiet, if you ask me.  Then, it was announced that the Miami Marlins made an offer to Jose Reyes!  Something exciting to talk about!  Maybe the Marlins will try to lure him to South Beach with their awesome new (rumored) uniforms.

Over to you, Blogs:

  • Metsmerized reports that Miami pursued Reyes as soon as free agent season opened up.
  • Rising Apple is ready to point fingers if Reyes does sign with another team.
  • Adam Rubin, meanwhile, reports that Reyes and Gary Carter will be honored by the Baseball Writers Association on January 21.
  • Mets Fever has heard rumors that Wayne Hagin’s WFAN gig could be in jeopardy.
  • Tedquarters reiterates that David Wright is not going anywhere.
  • Inside Pitch, the baseball blog of the Buffalo News reports that Wally Backman appears to be the new skipper of the Bisons.

The chatter is getting louder and Mets Today is on top of it.


Lastings Milledge To Star in Japanese Baseball Reality Show

Former Mets #1 draft pick and almost-superstar Lastings Milledge will be starring in a Japanese baseball reality show based on the movie “Mr. Baseball”, according to a source close to The Situation (hat tip to loyal MetsToday reader and commenter “Walnutz”).

After failing to fulfill his potential at several stops in MLB, the slick-rapping centerfielder and hip-hop mogul is taking his show to Japan – literally. Cameras will follow Milledge 24 hours a day, documenting every detail of his adventure in Asia.

“It’s a story people will want to see: an American assimilating himself to Asian culture, while also adjusting to the Japanese way of playing baseball,” said Wada “Bull” Shetter, one of the show’s producers.