I was reading through some old posts of mine and I checked out the Mets Home Grown vs. Acquired entry I did back in December of 2008.
For whatever reason it is my most read post ever. And had the most spirited debate in the comments section.
And I noticed something interesting. I pointed out that I felt that Billy Wagner's injury caused the Mets to overpay for Frankie Rodriguez and J. J. Putz.
And I was consistent in that analysis because I felt buyers should beware of K-Rod and I felt Putz was nothing special. Evidently not everyone agreed with me.
Well let's just say I got some nasty e mails and some anonymous posts from angry Met fans.
My favorite ones:
overpay for rodriguez and putz>....wow, you really are red sox fan cause you have no clue what you're talking about.
you have to be a putz to say they over payed for putz, and k-rod for that matter.
Now, my basic Mets' prayer has been answered: we picked up KRod and JJ,
I can't help but wonder where those critics are now.
How do you like K-Rod beating up the elderly?
Or Putz pitching so badly that the Mets gave up on him after a year.
I wonder if I still don't know what I am talking about... being a Red Sox fan and all.
Ah well... enough gloating.
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