But there are a few notes of interest...
On Thursday, Inmate No. T47272 will be set free again. I remember when i first realized that the story of Doc and Straw was one of the great tragedies of sports. What are some others? Len Bias? Reggie Lewis? If a convicted criminal like Steinbrenner can consider hiring him again, why not the family friendly Mets (Ramon Castro, Mike DeFelice etc.)?
Good Luck, Doc. I'd stay away from Tampa if I were you.
And it looks like Carlos Delgado, who once spurned the Mets quite brutally, is going to be a good guy and stay. Geez, what if he surprised everyone and filed a trade demand? Ken Davidoff seems to think the Mets had all the leverage and denied him a no-trade. No word on whether Delgado used this leverage at all, but I'm sure he didn't want to leave all that guaranteed money on the table. No the media never reported that he might want to leave or anything, but you never know. That would have knocked the wind out of us, huh? I still say he had an off year so I am expecting an even better one next year once doctors patch him back together. He's a guy I really like, and I fully expect him to lead the Mets to a World Championship. Maybe even go into the hall wearing a Mets cap?
I'm not sure what Glavine is dillying on. I'm not even sure how to spell dillying. Does Atlanta even want him back? They won't pay what the Mets will. Davidoff is now reporting that Glavine and the Mets "should hammer out a one-year deal for about $12 million by Friday, the day that Glavine must act upon a $7.5-million player option (he'll decline it)." Well this sounds a lot better than the preposterous story about a two year deal being sought because Tommy doesn't want ole Maddox stepping on his legend. Is there anyone who thinks two years would be reasonable?
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