-Billy Wagner will undergo Tommy John surgery tomorrow. He will miss this year and probably all of next year. He’s not ready to retire and said he would win a championship for somebody someday.
-Manager Jerry Manuel flipped Johan Santana and Pedro Martinez in his rotation for next weekend against the Braves, with Santana going Friday and Martinez Saturday. Protecting Martinez is yet another sign he’s not able to help the Mets.
-ESPN Radio Andrew Marchand reported reliever Francisco Rodriguez will be seeking $75 million over five years. He says the Mets, Angels, Los Angeles, Detroit and St. Louis would have interest. Want to bet that list grows this winter?
The Mets will have a random drawing on Mets.com for the opportunity to purchase playoff tickets at
Shea Stadium. Registration to purchase National League Division Series tickets runs through next Monday, Sept. 15.
Drawings for other rounds will be announced later.
Registration does not guarantee fans will purchase tickets, but only those who do register will have the opportunity.
For those thinking Ambiorix Burgos could be the closer next year in place of Billy Wagner, I’d guess again. He was reportedly arrested this morning for beating up his girlfriend at a hotel near Shea Stadium.
He is to be arraigned today in Queens on assault and harassment charges.
Stuff like this infuriates Fred Wilpon and I can see the Mets figuring out ways to get rid of Burgos.
We are down to 12 games for Shea; a dozen opportunities to create a memory, and for some, a first memory.
Many of you have said your last good-bye to the park. Some will do so in the coming weeks.
For now, I’d like for you to tell us about your first memory of Shea. Not the most dramatic. Not the most spectacular, but your first. Was it with your dad? Maybe the Mets lost that day, who cares? Was it just going to see the park you saw on TV?