Ah, that takes me back…

Newsday.com – New York Mets

This doesn’t have that much to do with the Braves, but checking in on our self-appointed arch-rivals (bwhahahahahahaha!!!!) the Mets want Kris Benson. You may remember, last year it was the Braves who supposedly wanted Kris Benson, and some fools were circulating a ridiculous Benson-for-Marcus Giles rumor. (Which some Pirates fans still believe in — yeah, the Braves were going to trade an all-star second baseman, with no quality backup, for a starting pitcher with constant injuries and a career ERA of 4.27 and a season ERA over 5.) I eventually took to pointing out that his real name, I am not making this up, is “Kristin”, and that the Braves weren’t about to trade for a girl.

Anyway, it seems that the Pirates are shopping her again and it seems that they still want too much — I’m guessing David Wright. I think somebody needs to acquaint them with reality. The Mets are hard up for starting pitching, and the top starter on the market is Russ Ortiz, whom we can safely assume isn’t going to wear the blue and orange anytime soon.

4 thoughts on “Ah, that takes me back…”

  1. Mac: Most trades almost surely begin with an unlikely proposition. You can’t really blame the Pirates (a woefully run team for the past 10+ years) for shooting the moon with their most marketable players. That their attempts with Benson never materialized is not really indicative of anything. Seeing a single example and drawing a faulty conclusion is what the beat whores at the AJC do.

  2. They were offering her up all last year, too, and wanted too much. The Pirates simply don’t understand that Kristin isn’t that good and that nobody’s going to trade an elite prospect (much less a young All-Star!) for her.

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