This Week in Disabled List History

The Mets tonight welcome a healthy Pedro Martinez back to the team, hopefully to stay awhile but you never know. To make room they optioned newly activated reliever Carlos MunizClaudio Vargas in the meantime got a sudden introduction to his new role as a long man, mopping up for irritating lefty Oliver Perez after the Giants bashed Perez for six momentum-eviserating runs in one-third of an inning Monday.

The arrangement saves a starting assignment for Mike Pelfrey, who, for all of his struggles has turned in more quality starts with a lot less hype than, say, Joba Chamberlain, Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy combined. Oliver Perez too for that matter.

Pelfrey may not ever be the guy the Mets hoped he’d be when they called his name in Omar Minaya’s first draft as head honcho three years ago this week, but finding that out is the right thing to do.

Speaking of anniversaries, it was 10 years ago this Sunday that while playing ultimate frisbee in Yonkers, I collapsed to the turf with what would later be diagnosed as a ruptured Achilles tendon. Aside from effectively ending a maniacal pursuit to become the world’s most famous frisbee player, the coming months off my feet for surgery and subsequent rehab would lead to the even stupider quest to chronicle every uniform number in Mets history.

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One comment

  1. Jon Springer says:

    See if you gave me THAT

    Submitted by SteveJRogers (not verified) on Tue, 06/03/2008 – 9:07pm.
    See if you gave me THAT piece of info, it could have made the story seem more interesting!

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    and the world was a better

    Submitted by Scott Pirrung (not verified) on Wed, 06/04/2008 – 10:17am.
    and the world was a better place.

    That show in the Bronx last night was bizarre. I thought Pedro looked ok. 90+ on the fast ball in the sixth and some sharp braking stuff. They hit some balls hard, but he was mostly pitching with a big lead.

    Got to give you a call soon, take it easy.

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    Do you remember the day

    Submitted by Jon Springer on Wed, 06/04/2008 – 11:16am.
    Do you remember the day before that? That dorky guy Jeanie was dating provided the best wreck of the day at Dover Downs!

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