Over the past two days, Wilpon & son have made their appearances in Port St. Lucie. They held court with the media, so we got to hear Fred & Jeff‘s thoughts on the Madoff lawsuit and their plans for the team’s future.
I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of talking about all of that. I don’t really want to see or hear from Wilpon & son until there’s some resolution to the lawsuit or the process of selling a stake in the Mets.
For the next few weeks, I want to get to know the new Mets and dream about what a lineup that features a healthy Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran and Jason Bay could do. I don’t want to worry about Wall Street, Ponzi schemes or anything else like that when I think about the baseball.
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Good luck to former Mets Howard Johnson, Gary Sheffield and John Maine in their future endeavors. Johnson has decided to leave the Mets organization – he was removed as the team’s hitting coach, but the Mets were slow to find him another role. Sheffield has officially retired from baseball, and Maine will be trying to re-start his career in one of the least pitcher-friendly parks in baseball — Coors Field in Denver, Colo.
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Adam Rubin caught up with Ryota Igarashi, one of my favorites on the team despite his struggles last year. Igarashi told the ESPN New York reporter that he’s “thinking very positive about moving forward step by step.” I’m hoping that Igarashi and Jason Isringhausen both win spots in the bullpen so we can have Iggy & Izzy in ’11.