Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Stoked

This oughta make Billy Wagner happy.

The Mets went out and acquired a pitcher! Just not the one you want. They got Brian Stokes...most well known for playing Cam Winston on Frasier (at least to me).

Oh...sorry, that's Brian Stokes Mitchell.

The Brian Stokes the Mets got was from the Devil Rays...and all they gave up was cash (no truth to the rumor that the amount was $9,411), which will most likely be drawn from that "Alex Rodriguez home run bonus fund" that's now defunct. Stokes had a 2-7 record and a 7.07 ERA in 2007.

I think I'd rather have the actor.

The Rays could afford to give up this phenom as they are finalizing a trade for Matt Garza, which strikes one player off of Omar Minaya's wish list going into next week's winter meetings. The Mets envision Stokes as a perfect complement to pitchers like Jon Adkins, Jason Vargas, and Steve Schmoll, who need a fourth for their weekly poker game.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

lol, metstra, bravo. Your post had me in stitches...maybe because of your writing or maybe just because of the sad irony of it all. Brian Stokes? really? do deals like this really need to be done?

Wayne said...

"The Mets envision Stokes as a perfect complement to pitchers like Jon Adkins, Jason Vargas, and Steve Schmoll, who need a fourth for their weekly poker game."
- that's about as perfect a sentence as you've strung together in some time. (short)

Anonymous said...

Except Jon Adkins signed with somebody--the Reds, I think.

Metstradamus said...

I thought Adkins was gone...but this is more like a metaphorical poker game between pitchers in the great nebulus (sic?) that is quadruple A. In fact heard that Brian Bohanon, Mark Clark, Masato Yoshii, and Pete Schourek are at the head table that Adkins, Vargas, Schmoll, and Cam Winston aspire to be at.

Demitri said...

milledge for schneider and church?

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