Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Transplanted ex-Mets Update: Cliff Floyd Is A Cub

The Cliff Floyd Era is officially over.

According to a Chicago Cubs press release, Cliff Floyd has agreed to a one year deal with his hometown club, the Cubbies. The deal includes a mutual option for 2008. The press release states that Floyd has a .974 fielding percentage and is one of just 15 active left-handed hitters to amass over 200 career long balls and 300 career doubles.

Cliffy was a perfect fit for the Mets. A free agent signing in 2002, he had a great attitude and a terrific work ethic throughout his tenure. Unfortunately he just couldn't stay healthy as much as we all hoped. In four years with the Mets, Cliff batted .268 and slugged .478 with 81 homers and 273 RBIs in 468 games. His 34 homeruns in 2005 led the club, as did his 51 walks in 2003. I predict a nice, long standing ovation on May 14th when the Cubs come to Shea.

Good luck, Cliff!

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