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December 1, 2009

Chris Coste is poised to wreak havoc in Citi Field for the Mets

According to multiple reports, The New York Metropolitans have signed free-agent catcher Chris Coste.  Coste hit .224 in 88 games with the Phillies and Astros last season, during which he played 15 games at first base. Andy Martino of the Philadelphia Inquirer is also reporting that former Mets catcher Brian Schneider has signed a two-year, $3 million deal with the Phillies. In two seasons with the Mets, Schneider appeared in just 169 games and hit  .244 with 12 home runs and 62 RBIs, as he was plagued by various leg and back injuries right from the start in 2008.

After signing with the Mets, Chris Coste offered these comments:

“It’s the last team I ever saw myself playing for. I knew I was going to accept it, but had to think about it for a few days… It wasn’t my choice to leave Philly… I never wanted to leave Philadelphia, I will always consider myself a Phillie.”

I guess Coste didn’t get the memo that in New York, you don’t express love for your ex-girlfriend on a first date.  Nice job, Chris. Welcome to Queens. 

In other Mets news, Ken Davidoff of Newsday says that the Mets still have their eye on a catcher, and their top choice is Bengie Molina.  Davidoff says the Giants are likely to offer arbitration to Molina, which means if the Mets were to sign him, they would have to surrender their second-round pick to San Francisco.

I know I said earlier that I wanted the Mets to get this guy, but I never thought the Giants would offer the 36-year-old Molina arbitration.  So, if the Mets have to relinquish their second-round pick to San Francisco, then fugghedaboutit. 

Roy Halladay is making demands and the Jays are listening. He wants to be traded before spring training, and will not accept a deal once spring training begins. The Blue Jays are apparently asking for a major-league ready bat and arm, that may include Clay Bucholtz if traded to the Sox, Phil Hughes or Joba Chamberlain and Jesus Montero if to the Yanks, and Mike Pelfrey and Ruben Tejada if the Mets get involved.

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7 comments

  1. this guy is a grade A loser… oh i’m a phillie at heart… then get the fuck outta here… why the hell we picking up this guy who was a rookie at 33 years old anyways.. get fucking Molina and put my boy Santos in the backup role… this move blows


  2. they signed cora tho!!!


  3. Hilarious quote. Why would you say that your first day as a Met??

    Also, they paid Cora about 4X what he’s worth. Typical Omar (See Redding, Perez)


  4. Perez came off a stellar season in 06′ and warranted a big contract, as soon as they fired peterson the guy who helped him regain his form he fell off, Redding was a waste


  5. Perez was re-signed to a 3 year, $36M deal after the 2008 season in which he went 10-7, with a 4.22 ERA in the National League, leading the league in one category… walks.

    Perez was 3-13, with a 6.55 ERA in 2006.


  6. I think Jedi was referring to his 2007 season, which was great. But, yeah…bad contract for Ollie.

    The Red Sox offered Cora 1.5 so the Mets had to go to 2.0 to sign him. I have no problem with that…


  7. not mad at the Cora contract but a lil steep, 2006 he split time with the Pirates and Mets and completely sucked when he was in Pittsburgh.

    We can’t forget about his LCS appearances when him and John Maine basically carried the pitching load



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