From MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert.
Shawn Green’s career with the Diamondbacks appears to have come to an end.
A baseball source told MLB.com that the veteran outfielder was dealt along with cash considerations to the Mets on Tuesday in exchange for a Minor League player. Green, the source said, agreed to waive his no-trade clause and the deal is now in the hands of the Commissioner’s office, which has to approve it because of the money involved.
Green arrived at AT&T Park on Tuesday afternoon and was seen on the field hugging teammate Craig Counsell and a Diamondbacks coach.
It is not known exactly how much money will change hands in the deal, or who the Minor Leaguer is. Green is set to make $9.5 million next year with a club option for the 2008 season at $10 million. If the option is not exercised, Green would receive a $2 million buyout.
For those keeping track at Fox Sports Net, Yom Kippur this year takes place between sunset October 1 and nightfall October 2.
Courtesy of a 2nd inning solo HR by Carlos Delgado off Wevie Stonder I, the Mets lead the Cardinals, 1-0 after 2 and a half.
Tom Glavine’s blood clot is supposedly treatable with regular doseages of baby aspriin. I would like to take this opportunity to advice Glavine’s former teammate, John Franco, to take evasive measures to ensure that he suffers no such circulation problems. I recommend 400 baby aspirin, 2 bottles of scotch and chewing on one of these, hourly, until the problem is in hand.
(UPDATE from Shea : Cards 7, Mets 1. 2 HR’s, 7 RBI’s for Albert Pujols. Amazing how far a baseball can travel when you pretend you’re hitting Will Leitch’s face)
(UPDATE II : Cards 7, Mets 5. 2 HR’s, 5 RBI’s for Carlos Delgado. Amazing how far a baseball can travel when you pretend you’re hitting Donald Rumsfeld’s face.
Goddamn, the ads for Brian Bannister Bobblehead Night are the slickest thing the Cyclones have put on TV since they snuck Mike Glavine into the SNY booth. Though with all due respect to the Mets’ rehabbing starter, I would be much more psyched if the Little Wilpons were giving away Ken “The Animal” Bannister bobbleheads. )