Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mets sign Generation K Jason Isringhausen

Well now the Mets are ready in the bullpen. They brought back a piece of their forgotten history in Jason Isringhausen .Iggy made up one third of generation K back in the mid 90's for the Mets when the tandem included Iggy,Paul Wilson and Bill Pulsipher. Shockingly All 3 didn't amount to much with the Mets. caught up with Pulsipher and you can read his comments here.

Isringhausen was signed to a minor league deal with a spring training invite to major league camp. Probably as a favor to J P Ricciardi. Iggy tossed in front of Ricciardi yesterday. No other Met like pitching coach Warthen watched. From that Iggy gets a deal. Ricciardi, when with the A's, it is claimed that suggested that Iggy convert to a reliever back when he was having trouble as a starter.

Iggy is 38 years old now and has gone through not 1, not 2 but 3 Tommy John surgeries. He hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2009 with Tampa. He had 8 good years with the Cards and amassed 293 saves along the way.

Sandy Alderson had this to say as picked up the NY Post

"You have to put yourself in a position to get lucky, and who knows? Luck may have just walked through the door."

Look for Paul Wilson to walk through the lucky door next.
Source- Baseball reference

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