Welcome to the expanded Mets Chat Room. I’ve linked up with Metsmerizedonline.com to bring you to the ground floor regarding chat rooms and blogs.
In addition to being hooked up to another successful Mets blog, we will eventually be linked to other blogs from around baseball.
To access, please click onto the Mets Chat Room icon to the left of this post. It will bring you to another page. At the bottom on the right is where you can click on to register. If you can use your same screen names that would be great. If not, do the best you can.
This is a work in progress. I am greatly optimistic about the future of this type of chat room.
Today, the Mets are in Chicago to play a team that is more inept than themselves. I know, it is hard to imagine, but true. With the Mets having dealt veterans and concede going with youth, they’ve raised the white flag on the competitive aspect of the season. From here on out it is about seeing the kids and hopefully finishing above .500.
Published reports have the Met serious about pitching, and have contacted Ben Sheets. They also have interest in former Yankee Chien-Ming Wang, who is coming off shoulder surgery and won’t be available until May 1. The team is also reported to be interested in John Smoltz and Jon Garland.
The word is very encouraging about Wang, who has been throwing pain free for seven weeks. Because of the abundance of off-days in April, the Mets can afford to wait until Wang is ready.
Sheets, who missed all of last season following surgery, is also throwing without difficulty. Reports are he could go for $8 million for one year.
I like the idea of Smoltz for the bullpen and buying time for Wang.
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Elsewhere, the Mets are considering adding the often-injured Chad Tracy as well as bringing back Fernando Tatis. The Mets are also looking at bringing back Carlos Delgado, who has played winter ball mostly as a DH, which doesn’t answer the basic question about his durability.
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.