But Know This, America: They Will Be Mets

Well, they have a shot anyway.

The opening for a reserve outfielder seems to have gotten more competitive with word Tuesday that the Mets had inked light-hitting flycatcher Cory Sullivan, most recently of Colorado. Sullivan was more or less a washout as a starter with the Rockies but as I’ve argued here before I generally support attempts to wrangle in “young veterans” with skills (Suillivan has a rep as a superb outfielder and will be 29 years old) to transition to a bench role. I suppose I’d prefer if he could hit too, but we said the same about Endy Chavez.

Sullivan, who wore Nos. 31 and 18 with the Rockies, appears to present some competition forJeremy Reed, whom the Mets acquired in the Putz-Heilman deal and who also just settled on a new contract. The Mets in fact held the very same kind of competition in 2006 when Chavez beat out Tike Redman in a duel of would-be reserve outfielders with modest major-league contracts. May the best scrubeenie win.

The Mets also revealed some addition spring training invitees including Tom Martin, who was a barely-hanging-on veteran lefty the last time the Mets last had him — in 2001 (he wore No. 34 then).Other invitees include fallen lefty pitcher Casey Fossum, formerly of Arizona, and catcher Omir Santos, known as a defensive specialist, who came up through the Yankees’ system but whose only big-league taste came last season with Baltimore.

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One comment

  1. Jon Springer says:

    Submitted by Ranjrz5 on Tue, 01/20/2009 – 11:13pm.
    Martin is listed here under #34, not #32…

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    You and the site are

    Submitted by Jon Springer on Wed, 01/21/2009 – 7:26am.
    You and the site are correct.

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    I was about to compliment

    Submitted by G-Fafif (not verified) on Thu, 01/22/2009 – 11:22am.
    I was about to compliment you on the timely headline, and I guess I still will, but Tom Martin? Geez. Can we see what Donne Wall is up to while we’re at it?

    Nice headline.

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    Because I know you’re all

    Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 01/30/2009 – 1:41pm.
    Because I know you’re all interested, mets.com has most of the new uniform numbers up. Maybe time for a 2009 Spring Training Roster page?

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    This is our year

    Submitted by Colin Waters (not verified) on Thu, 02/26/2009 – 12:08pm.
    I hope this is our year. I know it is going to be…every sign is pointing towards it.

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