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New York Mets Holiday Wish List

By Josh Bender ~ November 29th, 2008. Filed under: Digest Contributors.

Yes, it’s that time again. The holiday season; the time for making out lists of what you want, and hoping that one day soon, you get it.  Fans all over the Tri-State area have in their minds what they want. Here is a generic list of what I am hoping the New York Mets will get for me, during the holiday season.

1. Brian Fuentes and Houston Street- as Mets fans, I think we have come to the conclusion that there will be no more Billy Wagner, and Aaron Heilman is on his way out as well. Although I am of the minority that believes Aaron Heilman is not as bad as everyone believes, Heilman wants to start, and it won’t be in New York. Fuentes is an solid ninth inning option, and Street is strong as well. If somehow, someway, we can have these two arms at the end of the game, I won’t have to ask for a bottle of Pepto Bismol next.

2. Have some of those young arms in the bullpen- Eddie Kunz, Brian Stokes, Carlos Muniz, and Bobby Parnell performed admirably when they were in Queens. They are young, they are energetic, and they can throw. But unfortunately they were asked to perform like veterans in a pennant race when they weren’t ready. If they start out the season at Citi Field, and they are around for the entire season, the results will be different. Give them a shot Omar! Please!

3. Don’t buy me things that will break- also known as Orlando Hudson, or AJ Burnett. Yes, I know he is the O-Dog, and everyone with a cool knick name should play in “The Big Apple”, but I don’t need you to waste your money Omar. It’s not necessary. I would rather have a new second baseman like Daniel Murphy, than a broken one in Hudson. Give him a shot Omar. Please again! As far as Burnett, I see Pedro Martinez all over again. One solid year, and then injuries take its toll. Plus, I don’t think he has the mindset to play in New York. Brought up in the Marlins organization, and then in Toronto where no one cares about baseball is a little different than pitching with the weight of New York on your shoulders. He’s a head case.

4. A National League East crown- I know it might be a bit much, but I, along with so many have been waiting for years now.  I thought I was going to get it last year, and I was upset. I thought I was going to get it two years ago, and I couldn’t have it. Can I have it this year please? I swear I will be good and not curse any more when the team blows it in the latter innings. I promise I won’t call Wright, the Wrong. Or bellow at Beltran for another strikeout looking. I will be positive all year long.

So there you have it Mets fans; just a little something off my holiday wish list that hopefully will show up real soon. I know it might not be as simple as a new high definition, flat screen television to watch all the games. Hopefully, I’ll get that as well.

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2 Responses to New York Mets Holiday Wish List

  1. Dave

    #1 – I don’t want Brian Fuentes, I want K-Rod who IMO is in a league of his own when it comes to FA closers. Trade Aaron and Pedro F. for Street and a prospect. Omar stop pinching pennies!

    #2 – I agree 100%, I would even add Jon Niese to that group. A lot of SP break into the major through the bullpen.

    #3 – Finally someone who does not want Hudson! IMO he’ll be Castillo part 2! I also agree with no A.J., if you want to take a risk Omar sign SP Ben Sheets and RP C. Cordero.

    #4 – I want more then a NL crown – I want a WORLD SERIES CAMPIONSHIP, I want to see the Banner going up on opening day 2010!

  2. James K.


    Finally, another Mets blogger with some sense. I agree with you 100% on all of these points. I prefer Fuentes, although I wouldn’t be upset if we ended up with K-Rod at 3-4 years at $12 million per.

    Say no to Hudson!

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