09.29.05

Healy Polishes Glavine’s Plaque

Posted in Baseball at 6:35 pm by

FSNY’s Fran Healy, introducing Mets left-hander Tom Glavine prior to his first pitch tonight against Colorado.

“…he’s a brand new pitcher….he’s been a Hall of Famer…and he’s going to win 300 games as a member of the Mets organization.”

Hyperbole about Glavine’s improved 2nd half aside, Healy would have us believe that Glavine is the only active player currently enshrined in Cooperstown. He’s also asking us to accept that the Concord, MA native (who turns 40 next spring) will win 25 or 26 games for the Mets in 2006, despite not having won 20 since 2000 (and never having won more than 22 in a single season previously).

If this is indeed Healy’s last weekend behind the Mets microphone, he’s going out in style.

2 Responses to “Healy Polishes Glavine’s Plaque”

  1. Matt says:

    Glavine won’t win 26 next year, but with a presumably improved Mets offense and bullpen, there is no reason to believe Glavine won’t win 25 gaves through the next two years. Despite all of the Glavine haters in NY, the Mets have far greater concerns than Tommy.

  2. CSTB says:

    Matt,

    perhaps you’re missing the point here. Certainly Glavine is capable of winning another 25 games over the next two seasons. But Healy claimed that Tom Not-So Terrific would “win 300 games as a member of the Mets organization.”

    Glavine has already completed his 3 guaranteed years with the Mets, with the option year forthcoming in 2006. To hit the 300 win plateau as a member of the Mets, Tom will either have to record far and away the best season of his career in ’06, or reach an agreement with the club to return in 2007 at the age of 41.

    Which of the above scenarios is more unlikely? And am I a Glavine hater merely for pointing out the obvious? Indeed, the Mets have greater concerns, and hopefully a pathetic shill masquerading as a qualified broadcaster won’t be one of them.

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