A few days ago I posted the Mets’ potential 25-man roster. If you didn’t see it, go back and take a look and post here how you’d fill the blanks.
It’s been reported should the Yankees sign Manny Ramirez they’d might want to trade Xavier Nady. Well, if he were available, would you want him back?
Nady showed power and a reliable glove in the short time the Mets had him in 2006, prior to sending him to Pittsburgh in the deal for Oliver Perez.
Nady made $3.3 million last year and will be a free agent after the season. He can play the outfield corners and first base.
NPB Tracker, which monitors Japanese baseball players, is reporting the Mets as the front-runners to sign left-hander Ken Takahashi, who was 8-5 with a 3.50 ERA in 21 games last season for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp.
Takahashi hopes to sign by the end of the year. Reports are he can start or relieve, and he could fit a long-man role. He’s 40, so his best years are behind him.
His name has been mentioned on this blog several times, now it appears the Mets have interest in signing lefthander Randy Wolf.
GM Omar Minaya placed the odds at 50-50 the Mets would re-sign Oliver Perez.
It’s a smart move on Minaya’s part to look elsewhere. The more he pins his pitching hopes on Perez, the longer agent Scott Boras will drag this out with the hope of driving up the price.
Shortstop Rey Ordonez is traded to Tampa Bay for two minor league prospects. Ordonez had a love-hate relationship with Mets’ fans. He once called them stupid. Not a nice thing to say.
I remember this guy was slick with the glove, but I didn’t cover him on a daily basis so I never got the chance to get to know him. For those who saw him regularly, any moments that stick out?