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Showing posts from December 23, 2007

RIP 'Champ

Not sure how many folks might have seen the obit for former Met Jim Beauchamp, who died earlier this week. Beauchamp holds a special place in our blogging hearts, as he's the only Met with a rather notable walk-off distinction- he hit a walk-off home run on his birthday. So feel free to check out the link and remember one of the happier memories from this man's lifetime.

One Wise Man

Admittedly, this is coming from someone who once thought that Carl Everett for John Hudek was a good trade, but I have to tell you that I like last week's signing of Matt Wise. Yes, I know of Wise's struggles in the last two months of the season, but let's look at what he did in the first four months. 3-1, 2.70 ERA, 43 1/3 IP, 34 H, 30 K, 10 BB That's better than what Aaron Heilman gives you. It's basically as good as what Duaner Sanchez gives you. And it's a hell of a lot better than what Guillermo Mota gave you. And from what I remember seeing of Wise, I liked. In six appearances against the Mets over the last three seasons, he allowed only one run in eight innings This is a low-risk, high-reward kind of move, basically the pitching equivalent of signing Endy Chavez or Ramon Castro a couple of years ago. If the Mets are a good team this year (there seems to be a lot of doubting at this point) and Wise's mental problems are fixed, he'll be a very valuab