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    Anyone know if Benny Santiago is still with the Mets organization? Last I heard he was somewhere in their minor league system...

    thanks

    j

  • #2
    I believe they signed him to a minor league contract in June and he's still officially with the club, but we'll have to see if he gets invited to spring training.

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    • #3
      Let's trade Wright and let Santiago play 3B!
      ~MOE

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      • #4
        Originally posted by The Commissioner
        I believe they signed him to a minor league contract in June and he's still officially with the club, but we'll have to see if he gets invited to spring training.

        He'd even be a good guy to have in the AAA to help the pitching staff get ready for the majors. Much like Pat Borders was doing for the Mariners.

        But Benny had his eyes set on Fisk's all time games caught record and he's not getting any younger.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Brad Chadford

          But Benny had his eyes set on Fisk's all time games caught record and he's not getting any younger.
          He's getting too old to do it. He is still about 300 games away, which will take more than 2 full seasons. Even if he somehow finds a gig this year to be the starting catcher of a mlb team (which I can only see happening as a top-gap to an injury), I can't see him playing enough in the future to catch Fisk.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Brooklyn
            He's getting too old to do it. He is still about 300 games away, which will take more than 2 full seasons. Even if he somehow finds a gig this year to be the starting catcher of a mlb team (which I can only see happening as a top-gap to an injury), I can't see him playing enough in the future to catch Fisk.
            Agreed.

            I think that's why he signed with the Royals a few years ago - guaranteed playing time. But then he got injured and hasn't been able to play consistently since. He only caught 6 games in 2005!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by moebarguy
              Let's trade Wright and let Santiago play 3B!
              No GM would be that crappy or stupid to pull a move like that!
              It would be funny to see him try!
              Cristobal

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Brad Chadford
                He only caught 6 games in 2005!
                He only played 12 games for the Mets in the minors...

                In July he opted out of his contract with Triple-A Norfolk... So as far as I know he is no longer with the organization...
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                • #9
                  He is a Free Agent, no longer with the Mets
                  "Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamp post: for support, not illumination."
                  -Vin Scully

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Baseball Guru
                    He only played 12 games for the Mets in the minors...

                    In July he opted out of his contract with Triple-A Norfolk... So as far as I know he is no longer with the organization...
                    Originally posted by BasEbaLlKnoItAll
                    He is a Free Agent, no longer with the Mets
                    Thanks for the info...

                    I just read a news bit that said Benny was planning a comeback and his first choice would be to sign with the Padres again. Best of luck to him...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by moebarguy
                      Let's trade Wright and let Santiago play 3B!
                      ding ding ding, you have won the dumb quote of the week!!!
                      I know that your a sucker, for anything acoustic
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by moebarguy View Post
                        Let's trade Wright and let Santiago play 3B!
                        What do you think of saying this now, even though it was 2005.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by NJMetfan4life View Post
                          What do you think of saying this now, even though it was 2005.
                          Three years later I still am kicking myself in the butt for thinking that too (well along those lines). I would think to myself: "Who's this punk David Wright? We need a vet at 3B!"
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by NJMetfan4life View Post
                            What do you think of saying this now, even though it was 2005.
                            It was a joke then, and it's still a joke now...
                            ~MOE

                            Moonlight Graham
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by moebarguy View Post
                              It was a joke then, and it's still a joke now...
                              Don't try to deny it.

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