The MLB Draft begins tonight at 6 p.m., and thanks to Brian Cashman's fetish for abused lefthanders, the Mets have the 44th pick as well as the 13th (the first one they earned on merit). I don't pretend to have any idea who the Mets will wind up with -- the so-called "experts" appear not to either -- but purely for rooting purposes there's a UConn outfielder named George Springer I have my eye on. I'm just as excited to see who the 44th pick will be: Such so-called "compensation" selections have netted the Mets guys including Bobby Jones (No. 36 overall in 1991, compensation for Darryl Strawberry) and David Wright (38th pick 2001 draft, compensation for Mike Hampton).
My friend Alex G., who previously blogged about the Mets at Bleeding Orange and Blue, is now looking at this kinda stuff at a new site, Legends of Tomorrow. Check it out!
Enjoyed a cool early-summer night at Big Shea Sunday, watching almost too comfortably through the middle innings until Manny Acosta and his new No. 46 jersey made things uncomfortable. Mets bloggers at the Daily Stache are destined for a similarly dicey negotiation when their Best-Mets-By-Uniform-Number countup reaches its 46th inning. When Oliver Perez is the right answer, it's time to reevaluate the questions.