Michelle Ioannou, MetsBlog | Twitter |
Another Monday, another look at how the Mets spent their off time this past week. Just like the rest of you, I wish I was sitting here writing about the great signings and trades that happened at the Winter Meetings. But, we all know that didn't happen, minus the signing of catcher Jose Lobaton after the meetings concluded, and the signing of relief pitcher Anthony Swarzak.
Speaking of Swarzak, if his first tweet as a New York Met has any indication of the type of person he is, it looks like we may have another Jerry Blevins-esque personality on the team. And they're both relief pitchers! Maybe this is the start of a beautiful friendship, or at the very least, reliable bullpen guys.
Naturally, Noah Syndergaard and Blevins already took to properly welcoming him, by creating lists of potential nicknames for the newest Met.
I like it!- Jerry Blevins (@jerryblevins) December 16, 2017
1. Zak Attack (variation of your #5)
3. Lone Starr (from Spaceballs -"I see your Schwartz is as big as mine")
And then Syndergaard settled the debate in the most 2017 way -- through a Twitter poll. Have you voted yet?
There was yet another Mets wedding this past weekend, as Paul Sewald walked down the aisle. Josh Smoker, who may need new roommates now, was in attendance.
In former Mets news, Vic Black made it known that he has an interest in joining the team, responding to Steve Gelbs' tweet about Callaway on the bullpen. I mean, I'd like to see Black back, as even with the Swarzak signing, the bullpen needs more help.
I'm game!- Victor Black (@Vic_Black_2) December 12, 2017
And finally, some Bartolo Colon news for you all -- he will be starring in the newest reboot of Alfred Hitchock's The Birds. He also was hanging out with Juan Lagares. Think they were talking about the Mets? Colon did say last season that a main reason he didn't choose to come back to the Mets was because none of his former teammates reached out to him. Hmm…. (cue everyone commenting about not wanting Colon back due to his 8.14 ERA with the Braves last season and 5.18 ERA with the Twins last season).
So there you have it, Mets fans. Hopefully someday soon my off the field update posts can be coupled with some great signings and/or trades from the Mets. But until then, know that I'm just as frustrated as the rest of you.