11/25/09

Omir, Tobi, F-Mart, Wags, Parnell, Familia, Bobby Bo, and Joe Foy

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Omir Santos:


After missing out on any off season hardware including any Gold Glove or Silver Slugger awards, the Mets manged to pull one out of the hat when catcher Omir Santos was named to the Topps All Star Rookie Team. Omir Santos hit .260 in 96 games for the Mets last season with 7 homers and 40 RBIs, beating out the Orioles Matt Wieters who was the early season favorite for the Rookie of the Year award. - Metsmeriszed



Tobi Stoner:

I was talking to a scout from an American League team a few days ago and, surprisingly, he brought up an interesting player in the Mets system. He mentioned 25-year-old right-hander Tobi Stoner, who went 9-9, 3.55 in 23 starts with Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Buffalo. The scout was impressed with the fact Stoner walked only 47 batters in 144.2 innings and allowed just 120 hits. The hurler had a cup-of-coffee with the Mets in September, making four relief appearances, allowing four runs and nine hits in nine innings (0-0, 4.00). He is on the 40-man roster. - Mike Silva



Fernando Martinez:

Young New York Mets outfielder Fernando Martinez may be one of the team's top prospects but the team is apparently ready to put him up on the trading block, according to the New York Daily News. The 21-year-old Martinez played only 29 games in his first season in the majors due to surgery on his right that he is still recovering from, hitting one homer and scoring 11 runs. But he got a lot of good publicity before then. Now he's about to try and prove that he's healthy and worth trading for as he starts winter ball for Leones del Escogido of the Dominican Winter League. The Mets actually held him back from starting winter ball because it was supposedly having trade discussions about him - Yahoo







Billy Wagner:

It's looking like the Atlanta Braves are going to need some help at the back end of the bullpen since it appears that relievers Rafael Soriano(notes) and Mike Gonzalez(notes) are going to head out of town via free agency, according to MLB.com. The man at the top of the list in Atlanta is supposedly Billy Wagner(notes), who finished out last season with the Boston Red Sox after spending most of the year as a full-fledged member of the injured New York Mets contingent. - Yahoo





Bobby Parnell:

Back to the bullpen, unless Omar Minaya can sucker another general manager into giving up a competent baseball player. Think Brent Gaff, without the track record of minor-league success. To steal from The Usual Suspects: "The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world that Bobby Parnell was a major league pitcher." - Jack Flynn












Jeurys Familia:

While Mejia generates most of the buzz in this system because of his pure stuff, Familia certainly shouldn't be overlooked. Pitching at age 19 in the South Atlantic League, the right-hander went 10-6 with a 2.69 ERA, good for second in the SAL and the organization. He gave up just 109 hits in 134 innings for a .221 batting average against. - Jonathan Mayo




Bobby Bonilla:

We've covered this many times. Great with Bonds, horrible with Mets. One of the most hated Mets of all time, so what do the Mets do? They bring him back for a second time so we can boo him more. He didn't make it to the final game at Shea. - Mets Police 


Joe Foy:

You don't know who he is. He's the Bobby Bonilla of 1970. You kids won't believe it now but the Mets could never find a good third-baseman, so they traded for one. He hit .236. The player they gave up was Amos Otis who played until 1984 and went to the playoffs numerous times for the Royals. Foy was done after 1971. - Mets Police

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