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Alfonzo wants one last shot with Mets

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According to Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, Edgardo Alfonzo wants one more shot to end his career with the Mets.

“My dream is to retire with the Mets colors,” Alfonzo said. “That’s my dream. That’s what I’m praying for, maybe it will happen, maybe not, but dreams sometimes come true, you know.

Alfonzo is a beloved Met, having spent eight seasons with the club, including their World Series run in 2000. Now 36 years old, he hasn’t played in the majors since 2006 as a member of the Blue Jays. Since then, he’s had quite the road map, making stops with the Long Island Ducks, the Mexican League, the Venezuelan winter league and most recently this season, as a member of the Yomiuri Giants in Japan. Alfonzo has a .284/.357/.425 line and 1532 career hits in the majors, but hasn’t had more than 87 at-bats in a season since 2005.

“I’m prepared for anything,” Alfonzo said earlier this week. “Baseball is the one thing in my life that I know how to do. I don’t expect to play every day, but I feel I can help anytime. I can say many things with my mouth, but I have to prove it.”

That Alfonzo wants another shot is fine. Heck, I’ll root for the guy. Bring him to Port St. Lucie and see what he can do. The Mets owe him that much. However, Kernan doesn’t just give credence to the idea of a comeback, he outright endorses it, writing that Alfonzo could “offer some guidance and wisdom to a team that lacked baseball common sense” and that “he could toss some helpful advice David Wright’s way.”

What? That he shouldn’t sign with the Giants? Listen, I’m often guilty of using my heart instead of my head, that’s what fans do, but the notion that he can flip some sort of switch on this team is patently ridiculous.