My mistake, Marlon Anderson and Endy Chavez are signed through 2009. You guys are a real bullpen. Thanks for picking me up.-JD
The follow is a list of the Mets’ free-agents to be and those players arbitration eligible.
-LF Moises Alou: Say good-night, Moises.
-INF Marlon Anderson: Nice knowing you.
-RHP Luis Ayala: Could be brought back.
-OF Endy Chavez: Could be brought back, but never as a starter.
-2B Damion Easley: I like him, but Mets should go younger on the bench.
-RHP Orlando Hernandez: Time to write his autobiography.
-RHP Pedro Martinez: Doesn’t want to retire, but is only fifth starter caliber right now.
-2B Ramon Martinez: Made impact, but age won’t let Mets consider him for job.
-LHP Oliver Perez: Wants mega bucks. Doesn’t deserve them.
-LHP Ricardo Rincon: Won’t be missed.
-OF Fernando Tatis: Deserves to return.
-RHP Matt Wise: Good-bye.
The following are arbitration eligible: RF Ryan Church, LHP Pedro Feliciano, RHP Aaron Heilman, RHP Duaner Sanchez, RHP John Maine and OF Angel Pagan.
Naturally, this begs the question of what’s the most you’d pay for a ticket to see the Mets in the World Series?
Or, is there something else, a concert, the Super Bowl, where you’d dig deep?
Baldelli will be a free-agent after the World Series and would fit in nicely in the Mets’ outfield.
Randolph interviewed for the Brewers’ job in 2000 eventually going to Davey Lopes, now a Phillies’ coach.
Given a proper bullpen, I believe Randolph eventually would have been able to win with the Mets. He deserves a second chance.