Upbeat Department: Frank Catalanotto coming to the Mets.

So the Mets seem to have indeed signed Frank Catalanotto to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training. Hey. He's the first player who ever returned one of Lucy's TTM requests,
so he's a sentimental favorite around here. But in the more rational realm, he is also thought to be an excellent clubhouse presence and is known as a playing hitting instructor. He's a good pinch hitter. He has a strong work ethic.

He is lifetime .292 (over the last three years he has hit about .270) and has played just about every position; right field, second base, first base, left field, and third base.To be frank, we are upbeat about this. He may be in Buffalo a lot but if a bench position becomes available, We Want Frank! We Want Frank! Here's his Facebook page. Here's our link to the special Dinged Corners Frank Catalanotto Collecting Category. Here are the other two autographed cards we own of Frank Catalanotto.

Frankly, we are now officially becoming interested in obtaining a few more.
Admittedly, the addition of Frank could make the Mets' outfield rather crowded. Where does this leave Gary Matthews? Ah, normalcy and logic doesn't necessarily work on this team, so why fret?

Frank Little Cat (born in New York), welcome home!


paulsrandomstuff said...

At the moment, I think there's one open bench spot. Maybe Frank will win it.

It does seem like the Mets tried to bring in a bunch of guys who are good clubhouse presences with good work ethics. Maybe the Mets did have a plan this offsesaon after all. :)

I can't wait for spring training to start.

night owl said...

Uh-oh. Stockpiling outfielders. That's a Yankee trademark.

Tim said...

I say get rid of Mathews!

lonestarr said...

Why does it always come out as a bad George W. Bush impression whenever I say Gary Matthews' name? So odd...