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Jun 20 2005 04:42 PM

Saw a new post on the NYFO site that ESPN radio is reporting thatthe Mets got Barry Zito.
Then when I tried to open the thread, the site went down due to "heavy traffic".

Can anyone confirm, give some details?


Jun 20 2005 04:49 PM

I just took a quick look around my favorite "breaking news" sites and didn't see anything, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything.

Jesus, I hope we didn't give up a top prospect for him, but I can't imagine Beane wouldn't hold out for a top prospect, especially this early in the year.

Of course, it's all a vicious rumor at this point, so I should probably stay calm.

Jun 20 2005 04:50 PM

Nothing on any of the usual dim-light boards ( board, board), and those places usually light up whenever something like that is mentioned on the radio. So I doubt it.

Jun 20 2005 04:52 PM

They closed the thread at NYFO, calling it a bogus claim.

The original poster said it was "Diaz & a prospect."

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 20 2005 04:53 PM

1050 just has Gammo as a guest. He reported you hang out at a lousy web site.

Jun 20 2005 04:56 PM

Shall we agree that, from this point forward, not to post any kind of news here based solely on the word of a NYFO poster?

Jun 20 2005 05:04 PM

I been had (and I feel cheap and used).
I promise.



Johnny Dickshot
Jun 20 2005 05:23 PM

Just crackin' nuts.

FWIW, it made me tune in and catch a few minutes of Gammo. He says "I don't think there's a market for Tom Glavine." He also says he expects the Mets will make moves that attempt to improve their chances this year & next; iow, they won't go pie-in-the-sky for a prospect. He doesn't think the NL East will separate enough to necessarily cash any team out of it, so it could be an interesting deadline.

But we pretty much know all that anyhow.

Jun 20 2005 05:34 PM

Prolly a trick to make more people listen to ESPN radio.