There’s an interesting article and accompanying video here in regards to JJ Putz going to the Chicago White Sox (props to Mariner Central user IWantZduriencik for linking it from Larry Stone). I’m not going to hazard any guesses – I wasn’t there, and neither were you – but right now it sounds like something went terribly wrong for all parties involved last year. What I know about the Mets I know from reading Mets Grrl, and I’d have to assume from some of her recent posts that all is not well in New York.
Obviously, I want JJ to succeed wherever he goes, and am looking forward to the games we get to play against Chicago this year. And I hate to say this, but in the interest of full disclosure, I’m not sure I could take seeing him get battered by my own guys. I’m certainly not going to complain if we win a game against the White Sox, but it’ll be bittersweet.
Also, a lot of rumors lately swirling about Russell Branyan and the Marlins. Since the rumors are either a) that Branyan was made an offer for a year, and b) that he was never offered anything and only called on, I’m not holding my breath, but I do hope he lands somewhere. He may be on my like-forever-for-no-discernible-reason list, like Garrett Olson.