1/23/2004 10:52:00 AM
ALL THE BEST TO JESSE OROSCO
I meant to post about this yesterday, but I have a head cold that is kicking my ass. Wouldn't be great for Orosco to join the Mets in spring training and sign a deal and then retire as a Met ala Roger Graig and Ronnie Lott did with the 49ers?
Orosco went 47-47 in a 9 year stint with the Mets. His 107 saves rank him 3rd on the Mets all time list behind Armando Benitez and John Franco. Remember though, Orosco shared the closer role with Roger McDowell who ranks 5th in saves with 84. Orosco will always be remember fondly for being on the mound for Game 6 of the classic '86 NLCS against the Astros and Game 7 of the '86 World Series.