Thursday, November 03, 2005

More Of The Same

You can't say that the Mets aren't steeped in tradition.

Of course that tradition is giving up players with their best seasons ahead of them...and bringing them back with their best seasons behind them. Not only are the Mets thinking of pulling off the decade double with Octavio Dotel by bringing him back as a set up man...but they're thinking of doing so with a player who has had ligament replacement surgery. In medical terms, that means the ligament in his throwing elbow was replaced with a combination of rubber cement, and an old sock.

In a related story, Mets pitching coach Rick Peterson is hopeful that Chad Pennington and Jay Fielder will be ready to contribute out of the bullpen by spring training.

2 comments:

jabair said...

the mets give a new meaning to the 4 R's - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Recover

Garbage gone but not forgotten!

http://www.ns.ec.gc.ca/udo/reuse.html

jdon said...

Is this one of those cadaver transplant things that you read about? How do we know the cadaver had a 90+ MPH fastball. Heck, it may even be a ligament from some other part of the body. But seriously, I think this a mistake. Another Orber Moreno deal.