Posted by Mack Ade at 11:00 AM
Well, the Mets have refinanced their debt and there’s all sorts of moolah laying around for Sandy and Company to spend. Now all they have to do is find someone that’s still available to play in the outfield.
Some candidates could be:
Michael Bourn – the ex-Atlanta Braves centerfielder’s only downside seems to be the fact that he’s tied to losing a first round draft pick and that the changes to the draft and international spending mean that high draft picks are more valuable than ever.
Manny Ramirez – Ramirez remains unsigned and reports are that he’d accept a one=year deal with incentives. Sure, he can’t run, field, or throw anymore, but that shouldn’t get in the way in the Mets outfield.
Bobby Bonilla – still on the payroll, Bonilla is secretly in a south Florida gym trying to make weight and get back to the game he loves.
Victor Cruz – Cruz could immediately report to camp since there’s no playoff games standing in the way and could you just imagine that little salsa dance after every catch in center?
Mitt Romney – Mitt would have to work around his Board of Director duties, but, other than that, it looks like he has nothing but time on his hand (is number 47 available?).
Lance Armstrong – Armstrong is considering doing whatever it takes to restore his athletic career in triathlons and running events at age 41, including play next to Lucas Duda.
Hugo Chavez – Chavez, who reportedly is feeling much better after his latest “severe lung infection” said, ‘hell, Fidel and I could play as a platoon’.
Dan Stevens - the handsome character actor who plays Michael Crawley on ‘Downton Alley’, who dies in a car accident a couple of weeks from now is available; however, I think that makes him around 123-years old.
Adam Rubin – the ‘ultimate team player’, Rubin has volunteered to put down the mighty pen and create exciting plays rather than report on them. His peers welcome both decisions.