The NY Post's Fred Kerber has an interesting article on Phormer Met Nelson Phigueroa.
IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO STOP ALL OF YOUR SOBBING
YES IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO STOP ALL OF YOUR SOBBING OH OH OH
THERE'S ONE THING YOU GOTTA DO
TO MAKE ME STILL WANT YOU
GOTTA STOP SOBBING NOW
YEAH YEAH STOP IT STOP IT
~ The Kinks ~
As I have stated (many times) I wish the Mets had held onto Figgy. I also stated that I felt he did everything the Mets asked, and they still screwed him (a la Ryan Church).
That being said, It's time that Phiggy the Philly got over it. Among some of the things he said of his former mates and organization:
Figueroa said that there is a difference in the clubhouses between Philly and New York. He said, "Being in New York, you're always going to [have] drama whether it's on the field or off the field, in the front office or the clubhouse there's always going to be drama."
He went on to say how the Mets clubhouse was obsessed with other teams (like the Phillies), where the Philadelphia club house isn't as such:
"[New York] doesn't even come up in conversation here. We don't worry about New York or the other teams. That's always been going on over there. 'What did say?' a couple years ago when he said they were the team to beat in the East. They proved it. A year later, guys were making plans for the playoffs with two weeks left to play. Up five games, 'We're fine.' Then to see it slowly slip away and to say goodbye to Shea Stadium the way we did, that was hard."
Figgy didn't stop there - he went on to say that the Mets have no real reward system for their minor league players: "The reward system in that organization just isn't there for a minor league guy. They jump people they want from other levels."