So we've established that Omar Minaya has a thing for middle-infield types who once hit 3 home runs in a game and that he's essentially decided to work backwards here, trading for a 25th man and signing a 24th. I don't really have any strong feelings of positivity or negativity regarding the signing of Jacinto Easley (I've seen "Damion" and "Damian," so I figured I'd refer to him by his real first name rather than run the risk of spelling error). He's basically an older, more versatile, equally average version of Chris Woodward, a player I liked but whose usefulness wore off after two seasons. The question is whether the flaws in Easley's game (that he's a TERRIBLE pinch-hitter stands out the most among them) can be outweighed by this: Easley is a player who has accomplished just about everything. He made it to the majors as a 30th-round pick, weighing just 155 pounds when his career began, and that's tough to do. He hit for
A blog devoted to cataloguing New York Mets walk-offs and other trivia. For those unaware of the definition of walk-off just replace the term with the words "game-ending" and you should have a much better understanding of the phrase.