Shawn Green calls himself a line-drive hitter these days and delivered two sharp liners in his first two at-bats as a Met. In the second he lined into a double play and in the third he delivered a RBI single.
Green and Carlos Delgado are close friends. Delgado was even in Green’s wedding party. The Mets put Green’s locker next to Delgado’s and Carlos immediately placed a box as a barrier and said, “you do your interviews on your side of the box … I just spent 15 minutes talking about you.’’
There doesn’t appear to be anything flashy about Green. He comes off as quiet and unspectacular, which is just fine. His rep as a player is as a complementary piece, which is exactly what the Mets needed.