Monday, February 1, 2010

The Mets Are The Real Putzes

J.J. Putz's Mets experience, although short, was like any other Mets experience. Putz performed when we needed him for about a month, got hurt, and was out of comission for the rest of the season. As it turns out, it really was the team's fault.

Says Putz (courtesy of The 'Ropolitans):

“When the trade went down last year, I never really had a physical with the Mets. I had the bone spur (in the right elbow). It was discovered the previous year in Seattle, and it never got checked out by any other doctors until I got to spring training, and the spring training physical is kind of a formality. It was bugging me all through April, and in May I got an injection. It just got to the point where I couldn’t pitch. I couldn’t throw strikes, my velocity was way down.”

Wow. How stupid. I don't have any words for this. Now I'm seeing that this trade may have been more about getting rid of Aaron Heilman. And just as a refresher, we also lost fan favorite Endy Chavez in that deal.

Had the Mets given Putz a proper physical....well, we'd still be screwed. But we can't worry about the coulda, woulda, shouldas. We have to worry about this 2010 team and the gaping holes in their roster.

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