Thursday, February 05, 2009

Transplanted ex-Mets Roundup

Here's the latest on ex-Mets in and around baseball:

Cliff Floyd is still kicking around, signing a one year deal with the San Diego Padres. Remember when Omar Minaya let Cliffy go because he thought he was getting older and couldn't stay healthy, and instead signed Moises Alou?

New St. Lucie manager and 1986 Met Tim Teufel showed up on the list of clients who invested with Bernard Madoff, according to a court filing released Wednesday night, along with Wilpon's best buddy Sandy Koufax. There's a Teufel Shuffle joke in there somewhere, but I'm not going to be insensitive tonight. I'm guessing Teufel's losses hurt a bit more than others.

I probably shouldn't even post this, but I found it notable how the New York Post and WPIX covered Art Shamsky's appearance at a New York celebration of the 1969 Mets, compared to how Newsday did. Neither article mentioned that Ron Swoboda was awarded the Thurmon Musnon award, presented by Ron Darling, at the event.

Trot Nixon won't go away, signing a minor league contract with the Brewers.

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