Rob Parker (?) of ESPN.com, a Hall-of-Fame vote-holder, thinks the Mets should trade Jose Reyes because, among other things, the Mets (apparently) signed Mike Hampton to a long-term contract and we all know how well that turned out:
"It's not fair. But you just get the feeling that with the Mets' luck with signing big-time players to fat-money contracts, Reyes would wind up hurt next season and the Mets will be saddled with the deal for years to come.
It's just how things seem to happen for the Mets. Can you say, Mike Hampton? Or Johan Santana? You get the idea."
Yes, I do get the idea. The idea is apparently that a professional sports writer whose work appears on the Internet can't take five seconds to do a quick search and find that, oh crap, Mike Hampton didn't sign a long-term contract with the Mets. He signed one with the Rockies.
But why should the facts or journalistic integrity get in the way of yet another dump-on-the-Mets piece?