Make Room For Blogging... and Chan Ho Park
Last night the Mets inked 33 year old righthander Chan Ho Park to a one-year, $600k contract. Now on the same roster with Tom Glavine, El Duque, Aaron Sele and Pedro Martinez, the Mets have amassed one of the greatest rotations of all time... if only it were 1998...
Aaron Sele 19-11 4.23 ERA (TEX)
Chan Ho Park 15-9 3.71 ERA (LA)
Tom Glavine 20-6 2.47 ERA (ATL)
El Duque 12-4 3.13 ERA (NYY)
Pedro Martinez 19-7 2.89 ERA (BOS)
Transplanted ex-Mets Update: Papa Piazza. How about Mike Piazza's wife popping out a kid, huh? Piazza's news item has stirred up the usual questions of whether he'll be inducted into The Hall wearing a Mets cap or a Dodgers cap. Mike became famous in L.A. and had his best years there, but he spent more years with the Mets, compiled more numbers with the Mets, and went to the postseason twice. Plus, the lovefests that occurred in his final game at Shea as a Met, and again when he returned to New York as a Padre, are indelible memories. Regardless, his number shall be retired by the Mets, you can bank on that. Perhaps in 2009, to open Citi Field?