Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Transplanted Ex-Mets Update: Royce Ring

The St. Louis Cardinals have signed ex-Mets relief pitcher Royce Ring to a one-year contract, accodring to ajc.com.

The Mets acquired Ring in 2003 when then interim-GM Jim Duquette dumped Roberto Alomar on the White Sox, as part of his job of cleaning up Steve Phillips' mess. Everyone was all excited about Ring because of his cool name and most importantly because he would enter games to heavy metal music, a sure sign that the pitcher is dominant.

Well, the Mets eventually let him go to the Padres, along with the underappreciated Heath Bell, in exchange for the forgettable Ben Johnson and Jon Adkins. Since then he's played for the Braves and now the Cardinals. So there you go.

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