One of baseball's top prospects, 22-year-old outfielder Oscar Taveras, has been optioned to minor league camp by the Cardinals. Naturally, St. Louis has plenty of talented players to man the outfield while they wait for their stud to get over some lingering injury issues.
On this date in 1961, George Weiss became the first president in Mets history. He was the de facto general manager, signing manager Casey Stengal and putting in place many of the pieces that the Amazins would need to capture the 1969 championship.
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