In today’s Journal News and at LoHud.com, Sam Borden has a column suggesting the Mets (and the Yankees) take a pass on Manny Ramirez despite his Hall of Fame bat, that his attitude isn’t worth it, nor is a long-term, big-ticket deal at his age.
Maybe the money would be better spent on pitching, CC or the pen, and Orlando Hudson for second base. Thoughts about passing on Manny?
As for hitters who are currently under the Mets’ control, Daniel Murphy is off to a good start in the Arizona Fall League. He played second yesterday in the Peoria Saguaros’ 7-5 win over the Peoria Javelinas and went 2 for 2 with a two-run homer and two walks. He’s 4 for 10 after his first three games. Shawn Bowman, a third baseman who hit .290 in 55 games combined at St. Lucie and Binghamton this season after returning from back surgery, is 4 for 6 with a homer and four RBI in two games.
Eddie Kunz has finished two games, throwing two scoreless innings. And Bobby Parnell started yesterday’s game and went a scoreless inning. There were 201 fans there to see it. The Saguaros, by the way, are off to a 4-0 start.
Summing up the various Mets reports from the week, John Maine told MLB.com his shoulder is feeling good after having a big bone spur shaved, the team has sold all its luxury boxes at Citi Field, according to the Post, and Ambiorix Burgos is in jail right now because of the hit-and-run incident in the Dominican that left two women dead. It’s supposed to be a three-month stay before his trial. He claims not to have been the driver.