As you know, the Mets held their holiday party today at the Citi building in Long Island City. I guess they wanted to introduce K-Rod to some of the City’s finer nighttime establishments…if you’ve been to LIC, you know what I mean…
Anyway, Omar Minaya spoke early this morning with Boomer and Carton on WFAN. (Carton is a New Rochelle grad, by the way.) You can listen to Minaya’s interview here on the FAN website.
Minaya reiterated that the Mets now have their bullpen, but they must continue to pursue starting pitching. He said he likes Jon Niese and Bobby Parnell, although I think we’d all be shocked if those guys weren’t forced to beat out more experienced competition for a slot in the rotation.
Later in the morning, K-Rod tried on his new No. 75 jersey, flashing his smile, the one that bears a striking resemblence to that of Carlos Beltran.
K-Rod later spoke to reporters at the holiday party. He is gung-ho on New York. You can see audio/video of the press conference here, on the SNY website. K-Rod also answered questions one-on-one with SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt.
One of our columnists, Sam Borden, will have a piece on K-Rod in the morning in the paper and on LoHud.com so you should all be sure to check it out.