The Endy Chavez Ship Has Sailed Folkes

Word came down Sunday that the beloved ex-Met Endy Chavez has signed with the Baltimore Orioles for 1.5M with incentives that could bring him up to 2M in a 1 year deal.

In my heart I would love nothing more than to see Endy back in Flushing. Longtime BMF’ers know we used to call him the “BLBB” around here cuz he was quite simply the “Best little Bastard in Baseball” (shout to BlondiesJake who coined the term)

Endy coming home would be a great reason to watch the Mets in 2012, even go to a game, but while that’s a very romantic notion my head sez otherwise. 

It pretty much never works out when a team brings back an old hero. You want to recapture the magic from the past but almost without exception it’s never there.

Instead we’re left with an older, less effective, watered down version of the hero we once loved and that doesn’t serve anyone well.

I would prefer to remember Endy for that game 6 beyond and back grab to send us to the World Series. Never mind we lost the following game, when he made that catch I celebrated like we won the NLCS… Hell, I celebrated like we won the WS!!!

I’d rather just leave my Endy Stupendy memories at that because I’ll always love him for hustling his ass off every single time he touched the field.

The Mets were magic back then why would we want to soil Endy’s legacy with the bad mojo the Wilponzi’s have created these days?

Endy deserves better.

11 Responses to “The Endy Chavez Ship Has Sailed Folkes”

  1. Matt the Met Fan Says:

    Wait … we can’t even afford Endy Chavez?

    Run away Endy !! run far far away … we will always remember that catch at Shea .. never see him at Ponzi field ..

  2. USMF Says:

    What a said state we are in when not signing a good journey man 4th OFer is news…I love BLBB, and thought that he would have been a nice pickup…but really? this is news? Yes, the worse thing is, we couldn’t afford to bring Endy back…what a sad day in Metville.

  3. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    What a minute! Do you free think that free agents actually want to come here?…Really? The word is out on this team around the league. Nobody is coming here, unless they are forced to.

    The only free agents that we get are the retreads/broken down/one armed type, that have exhausted all avenues ever tried in the known universe. So once they figure out that they suck and no one wants them and they have to retire, then they talk to us.

    Lets see retirement of play for the mets? Let me sleep on that!

  4. USMF Says:

    Wait, are you saying that all our Free Agent signings are of never been and unproven relievers that Sandy had to over pay to come here?

    Come on, Francisco has only lost his job a closer once in the past year and a career 3.72ERA is fantastic for a closer…and tell me one team who wouldn’t want 33year old reliever who had a 4.85ERA last year?

    Sure, just because it’s obvious that the only way Sandy can improve the team is by trading (or listening to trades) for our younger good players like Neise, Ike and Muprhy…that doesn’t mean anything…Alderson is doing a great job working for MLB…errr…the Mets.

  5. Met_Maven Says:

    First off, while I love Endy, but signing him shouldn’t have even been a consideration. This team needs a youth movement. Players who will grow and mature into solid players, not someone who is nearing the end of their career. Free Agents would come here if they were offered the money. Money seems to change a lot of peoples opinions. The people the Mets signed this offseason aren’t as terrible as everyone seems to think. They’re not the best, but they’re decent guys. 2012 won’t be “punted” but, much like last year, it will be a bunch of guys trying ot prove themselves. I’m not predicting a wild card or a surprise run at winning the NL East, but they’ll probably hover around .500 which will be a pleasant surprise. Winning in the 2012 season isn’t the main goal. The goal is to have payroll flexibility for 2013. Its going to take a few years for Alderson to clean up the mess that he inherited. You have to think 2013 is the target they’re shooting for to be relevant again. The All Star game will be at New Shea and the last thing The Wilpons will want is to have the game in NY with the Mets in a worse position they are in now. Alderson has just been around for one year, he made a lot of important changes. He knows what he’s doing, and even with the Wilpons cutting the budget, he wants to field a winning team. That takes time. I know as New Yorkers everyone wants to rebuild without having to wait. Be patient. Let the young guys on the farm grow into the MLB players they can be, and use them as our foundation. THEN sign a key FA or two, soem middle of the road vets and things will be glorious in Metville again. The most important thing to to is be patient. I know we’ve been waiting a while, but we have to forget the Omar years and have faith the Alderson era brings us to the promised land.


  6. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    This team is is not going to be close to. 500 after April!.. Have you taken into account that every team in the NL East has gotten better, and we are worse! That’s 72 tougher games.

    Payroll flexibility doesn’t happen to 2014…see Santana, Wright & Bay contracts.

    Sorry you have a better chance of hitting the lottery than this team playing. 500

  7. CW Says:

    “I would prefer to remember Endy for that game 6 beyond and back grab to send us to the World Series. Never mind we lost the following game”.

    Sure BMF, I remember Endy’s catch in game 6. Just as clearly as I remember that Buckner play in game 7 in ‘86.

  8. BlondiesJake Says:

    I don’t think anybody is remembering Endy’s catch correctly. It was in the 6th inning of Game 7 of the NLCS but then the Mets failed to score with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of that inning. Of course, we all remember Aaron Heilman gave up the gopher ball to Yadier Molina in the top of the 9th and Willie Randolph sent up Cliff Floyd to bat with two on and nobody out in the bottom of the 9th which turned out spectacularly.

  9. USMF Says:

    I have a theory about the current state of the franchise…first the facts…

    1. We know Wilpon is broke…he’s losing money, he has loans and bonds he needs to pay back, he’s got one lawsuit settled, but the big one is still lingering.

    2. We know there is a documented relationship between Selig and Wilpon. They are friends and Wilpon has been a big supporter of Selig.

    3. Alderson has held high positions working for Selig for MLB.

    4. Alderson is doing everything he can to get the team profitable again. That is his first priority, sadly, winning comes 2nd. (don’t’ buy the , “we’re building for 2014″ BS either)

    I really believe that MLB secretly has taken over control the operation of the Mets. I think MLB knows what a mess the Wilpons are in and they aren’t happy about it. Because of Fred’s and Bud’s relationship, Bud was able to convince MLB brass to have MLB put Alderson in charge of the team until the Mets are back on track and give Wilpon time to raise money to pay back loans and get their books in order.

    MLB has put deadlines on Fred to pay back the money he owes them, they’ve put deadlines on him to start paying off the money he owes to the banks and to NY. If Fred doesn’t hit these deadlines, then I could see MLB forcing Wilpons to sell Majority Control (if not all) of the Mets. That is way there seems to be a big push to sell of shares of the team as quickly as possible to raise money.

    It’s also why Bud and Fred nixed the Einhorn deal…they knew that if Fred was going to save the team from himself, they had to sell off smaller shares of the team so it’s easier for Fred to keep control.

    …Everybody knows that Fred and Sterling Enterprises is doomed. It’s only a matter of time before the whole thing catches up to them.

  10. Luis Says:

    SMF, I can only hope you are correct(and I tink you are) and that the Wilpons sell…

  11. CW Says:

    ‘I don’t think anybody is remembering Endy’s catch correctly.”

    BJake- I remember the Endy catch correctly as I was at the game. My post above was sarcasm, hence the Buckner game 7 remark. See what I did there? I switched game 6 and 7 again. I’m super-double clever. Well, maybe not so much, but it doesn’t matter anyway since this post is a few days old and nobody will see it.

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