All the nonsense and injuries that plagued the Mets last season allowed me to forget about the horrid pitcher that plagued our team alone in 2008; Aaron Heilman. Recently, in seeing his name mentioned in a trade to the Diamondbacks, I began to think of how much hell this man put the Mets through on and off the field. It all began with his outrageous desire to be a starting pitcher. Obviously, the Mets didn’t think he was suited for the role, quite frankly, I don’t think hes suited for any pitching role. Aside the malarchy Heilman plagued the Mets clubhouse and coaching staff with, he was, as a fan, disgraceful to watch on a regular basis. I remember, time after time, seeing Heilman come in, and waiting for him to blow the game. It was a sickening feeling. As a sports fan, you should not have to worry when your manager brings a pitcher in. I almost threw up when I witnessed him give up the homerun to Molina, and I was ready to dump him there. The Mets kept him on the roster, and he blew something like 9 games in 2008. It is even more annoying to sit here and think that we missed the playoffs by just ONE of those 9 games, he blew.
So I end my post with this; the Mets have made some pretty good moves, and some pretty bad moves in the past few years. Some may be argued to be positive and negative, but I’m sure there is one move that Met fans will all agree with eachother on. That is, the dumping of Aaron “thanks for blowing our 2006 season” Heilman to the Mariners for another useless Met setup man J.J. Putz. Seattle then sent him to the Cubs in time for him to plague a different National League team with his problems.
Post by: Matt Mayer
Recently, on a post on Metsblog.com, I learned that the Mets are exploring the possibility of a trade that would send Luis Castillo to the Red Sox for Mike Lowell. Also in the post, it states that in Lowell’s career he has only played Second and Third Base…….
In a discussion with a friend close to Mike Francesa, I learned today that their is no actual news Francesa is hiding from the public like what he did with the Jason Bay instance. However, I do not have knowledge of whether Francesa has knowledge of a possible signing or trade that will be taking place soon. All I know is that he has no definite deals in his head as of right now.
As we all know, the mets just satisfied a bit of our off-season hunger in the 66 million dollar signing of Left Fielder Jason Bay. Although that signing was huge, it was not the answer to our problems. The time now is crucial for Omar Minaya and the rest of the Mets front office. The Mets rotation currently consists of Johan Santana, John Maine, Mike Pelfrey, Oliver Perez and a fifth starter we assume to be a Jon Niese or a Fernando Nieve.