50. Bud Harrelson (SS) - The Rey Ordonez of the sixties and seventies. Good field/no hit, but was very important to those Mets teams for his leadership. Finished in the top 25 of MVP three times, won a Gold Glove, and appeared in two All Star Games. Was a shortstop when the gold standard for the position was Phil Rizzuto and Pee Wee Reese, not Alex Rodriguez. - NYBD
In a story reminiscent of Charlie Sheen's meltdown with Capri Anderson, adult film actress Monica Foster is claiming that retired baseball player-turned-businessman Lenny Dykstra wrote her "a bad check in the amount of $1000" for her companionship, RadarOnline.com has learned. - radaronline.
Should Murphy prove himself capable with the glove in the minors, the Mets might have a credible solution to the second base problem. The other internal options at the higher levels are none too promising right now. Reese Havens can't stay on the field. Tejada looks like a backup. Depending on the respective performances of Turner and Emaus this season, a Murphy/[insert player] platoon could be a viable option going forward. If Murph is a second base catastrophe, there's really no harm done and at least an attempt was made. - amazinavenue.
Pitcher – Live arm at Advanced-A (137 strikeouts in 121 innings), but command issues. Familia has value because of his age (21 this season) and the strikeouts. He might fall under my “overrated because of an odd name” theory. - bleacherreport
The second of three guys signed for power but failed to produce, George Foster was a beast during his time on the Reds. In 1982, he signed with the Mets for five years, making nearly $3 million his final year. His average was no longer good, and he still had some power, but he was a shell of his former self and not worth what the Mets paid. - hlink