Small Part of Met Universe Back in Order

I’m telling you there’s something about Pedro Beato, destiny and the NY Mets. 

It’s as if the God of MrMet reached down from the heavens on Oct 27th 1986 as the Mets clinched their last WS, and blessed the right arm of the newborn Pedro Beato.

This Met Destiny Child grew up in Brooklyn and pitched so impressively for Xaverian his hometown team drafted him. It was a Cinderella story playing itself out… until the Mets chinsed (izzat how you spell it???) out and refused to pay over slot to sign the kid. Eventually the Mets lost the standoff with Beato enrolling in college to wait out the 1M deal.

After a year in FLA he was drafted by the Orioles.

When this year’s rule5 draft rolls around the kid is unprotected and even lasts till the second round.

As if there weren’t enough odd Met connections to this story Monday Beato was selected off the roster of BAL’s AAA team the Norfolk Tides.

Of course the Norfolk Tides were the Met AAA affiliate until a couple of years ago and back in ‘86 they were the Tidewater Tides.

Why do I get the feeling this kid may end up throwing the no-no we’ve all been waiting for…A Small Part of Met Universe Back in Order

I’m telling you there’s something about Pedro Beato, destiny and the NY Mets. 

It’s as if the God of MrMet reached down from the heavens on Oct 27th 1986 as the Mets clinched their last WS, and blessed the right arm of the newborn Pedro Beato.

This Met Destiny Child grew up in Brooklyn and pitched so impressively for Xaverian his hometown team drafted him. It was a Cinderella story playing itself out… until the Mets chinsed (izzat how you spell it???) out and refused to pay over slot to sign the kid. Eventually the Mets lost the standoff with Beato enrolling in college to wait out the 1M deal.

After a year in FLA he was drafted by the Orioles.

When this year’s rule5 draft rolls around the kid is unprotected and even lasts till the second round.

As if there weren’t enough odd Met connections to this story Monday Beato was selected off the roster of BAL’s AAA team the Norfolk Tides.

Of course the Norfolk Tides were the Met AAA affiliate until a couple of years ago and back in ‘86 they were the Tidewater Tides.

Why do I get the feeling this kid may end up throwing the no-no we’ve all been waiting for…

13 Responses to “Small Part of Met Universe Back in Order”

  1. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    “Wait till next year” will be the Mets rallying cry for the 2011 season!

    Heading to PSL and Digital Domain Park for the Mets annual holiday sale tomorrow. Hoping to get a feel for what Met fans are expecting next year and a good deal on Mets attire.

    I know we have to wait it out and I understand that but I for one am not patient!

    BMF can your “Homeboy” toe the rubber this year?…
    It’s Pelfrey, Niese, and Dickey…..the rest gets tricky!

  2. the dude formerly known as bill l. Says:

    Is it Two For Tuesday today?

  3. joeybrooklyn1976 Says:

    I think BMF has finally been driven to unrecoverable
    insanity by our beloved new york mets

  4. CowCrusher Says:

    Nah,
    It’s copy and paste day…but you are not supposed to eat the paste….so why did the schools make it taste so good that it was better than the stuff they served in the cafeteria?:-P

  5. Anthony Says:

    When i faced beato in 05 he was throwing 94-97 major bite to his fastball , above average changeup +movement but his curveball was filthy. Hes huge too, played on the same team as m.ramirez did. The kids VERY good. Those bullpen numbers dont lie hes going to be on OD roster watch. Remember i said it. An if he does hell be a very good piece of the bullpen. Im 100% confident after playing with/ against him for 2 years.

  6. foxster Says:

    Let’s have a show of hands!

    does anyone really think that there will be any significant difference between the last several seasons and the coming 2011 season?

    the Mets team we’re all hoping and waiting for is going to take time and effort to design and build.

    as per usual, Met fans will be asked to be patient because big things will be coming.

    i only hope that the older fans, such as myself, will be around to see them.

    by the bye, i just finished reading “THE ERA” by Roger Kahn. it tells the story of the final ten years of the three team journey in NYC. for those of us who lived it as well as those who’d like to know how exiting that time was, read the book.

  7. the dude formerly known as bill l. Says:

    foxter: thanks for the reading suggestion. I’ve read Kahn’s classic “The Boys of Summer” and also “Good Enough to Dream” but had not heard of this one before. Vic Ziegel has a book about the same ten years. It’s called “Summer in the City: New York Baseball: 1947-1957.” The book is basically a collection of photos, but what photos!

  8. BrooklynBill Says:

    Foxster - I still say Reyes will be traded before opening day. Hopefully Beltran too.

    They will find a less expensive option for SS who has more plate discipline, similar OBP, makes all the plays hit at him, and doesn’t steal bases.

    Beltran’s $19MM/per doesn’t buy us many wins…we were hovering around .500 w/o him and finished well below .500 with him. If they can move him anywhere and eat some $$, it would be a huge organizational win.

    I hate to say it, but I wonder whether Wright will be shopped and pkgd for some prospects. I like Wright but his split stats are awful…he crushes lefties but he’s less than avg vs righties. A pitcher with a clue can make him look bad from either side…still an elite 3B but, he’s been feasting on bad pitching to pad his stats for a while now.

    Meet the SABR-Mets!

  9. Big Tony Says:

    Let me get this straight. We’re depending on a Rule 5 draftee to save us….

    I’d rather be stranded on Gilligan’s Island. At least I could hang with Ginger and Mary Ann.

  10. the dude formerly known as bill l. Says:

    Big Tony: Forget hanging with them– now that the Hollywood team has left Dawn Wells and Tina Louise unprotected, you may even have a chance to pick them up in the rule 5 draft.

  11. CowCrusher Says:

    Actually Dawn Wells is holding up pretty well for a woman of her “time”…unless somebody went to town on the pic I saw iwith the latest version of Photoshop! ;)

  12. Russ Swan Says:

    GMZ just turned former Mets prospect Maikel Cleto into Brendan Ryan. That Putz trade was certainly ugly for us.

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