What he said, pretty much.
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I advocated the return of Tim Byrdak on a one-year deal a couple of weeks ago, and yesterday the Mets re-signed him for 2012. One-year deal, as it seems.
I’m a little surprised no one has bothered to count the number of times Mike Pelfrey licks his hand in a game before this. But I recommend using your reading abilities for this article, provided you’re not disgusted by grown men discussing saliva.
Oh well. I guess someone else will get to buy really expensive seats to Mets games.
Awesome, awesome post by Pete Beatty about Jim Thome and Cleveland over at Pitchers and Poets. A longer piece, but worth the time. If you have a few minutes, check it out.
Well that’s news to me. Most players get three option years, seasons in which they can be sent freely between the majors and minors. I was under the impression that Fernando Martinez had used all three (2009, 2010 and this season), and would need to be exposed to waivers if the Mets sent him to the minors next season. For example, Nick Evans has used all of his option years, and the Mets have exposed him to waivers every time they’ve sent him down this season. I thought that would be the case with Martinez next season, but I guess not. There are some hazy rules about fourth option years, and perhaps that’s what is going on here, but this was a surprise to me when I read it this morning.
Adam Rubin’s whole chat with DePodesta about the Mets farm is worth reading, by the way. But that was the part that made me say “huzzah?”
So that solves that. By the way, if I had a time machine — and I don’t, but if I did — the first thing I would do is go back and force Bruce Springsteen to rerecord the Born in the USA album sans synthesizers and Phil Collins drums. Great songs, but it’s his only album with the E Street Band that sounds dated.