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