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Greg Prince discovered the Mets when he was 6, during the magical summer of 1969. He is a Long Island-based writer, editor and communications consultant. Contact him here.

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Because They're So Smooth

Tell the contractors we'll need another shelf in the Citi Field trophy case, with Carlos Beltran and David Wright bringing to the new joint a couple of familiar trophies. Each defender won another Gold Glove Wednesday, third straight for Carlos, second in a row for David (this one, I believe, way more deserved than the last one). Johan Santana, A.L. winner in '07, will have to wait 'til this time next year for his first National League mitt o' glitter as the voters are still in the habit of reflexively handing the pitchers' award to Greg Maddux. The great Maddux, who earned my appreciation for passing Roger Clemens on the all-time wins list in 2008, is leaning toward quietly hangin' 'em up, which also tops everything Clemens the drama queen ever did regarding retirement.

Technically, the Gold Gloves go home with the players, but maybe there'll be something in the Citi Field trophy case signifying the accomplishments of Beltran and Wright. Maybe there'll be a Citi Field trophy case even.

3 comments to Because They're So Smooth

  • Anonymous

    how about a citi field trophy case you don't have to be an excelsior suite holder to view. i'd be satisfied with that

  • Anonymous

    What is it that makes Maddux such a good fielder anyway?
    A bit off topic, but is this true?

    One thing Minaya has discovered over the past few days is that other GMs like the quality of the Mets' farm system, which could help bring established performers to Queens.
    “There is an appetite for our young prospects — all the way down to rookie ball,” Minaya said.

    I was under the impression that our farm system was a little thin, Murphy/Evans notwithstanding.

  • Anonymous

    MetsGeek has a nice article on our prospects
    Doesn't seem that bad to me.