November 23, 2005

Met Gains

It's shaping up to be quite an offseason for the New York Mets- Flush with the cash that comes from their new TV network, they traded for Carlos Delgado today, they're in the hunt for Manny Ramirez, and free agent closer Billy Wagner is visiting Shea this week and appears set to leave the Phillies for the Mets. They even had Wagner do a press conference with Mets logos behind him- very strange for someone who hasn't signed yet. (Or was it a "simulated" press conference?)

I can already hear the Philly talk radio spin- if Wagner stays, the Phillies suck 'cause they gave him too much money; if he goes, they suck because they couldn't keep him, and they're too cheap, and the owners suck, and Pat Gillick is their yes-man, and blah-blah-blah.

Meanwhile, Met fan Eric isn't sure he trusts Wagner- 'cause the closer's video game alter ego once let him down. That's as good a reason as any, I suppose.

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 23, 2005 11:26 AM
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