“I love the competition,” Jason Isringhausen said. “There’s a lot of the stuff that goes along with the game I don’t enjoy, all the politics, the business part of it. But I enjoy the 1-on-1 competition with a hitter, and it’s hard for me to find that anywhere else. I’m just trying to compete with these kids, and I’m having fun doing it.”

There is even a chance he will regain his old No. 44 with the Mets. Isringhausen, who is wearing No. 45 in camp, recently was offered his old number by Jason Bay. But Isringhausen isn’t going to jinx it.

“Let’s wait until the last week of spring,” he said. “Then we’ll talk about it.”

Just when we thought the Isringhausen story could not get any better – if he makes the club it could get Bay to change uniform numbers. And we know how important that would be this season.

Source: New York Post


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One comment on “More good news in the Isringhausen comeback

  • Vinny

    The Mets need to develop pitching. Period. The only two successful periods in their history were when they put at least 2 strong pitchers together on a staff…Seaver, Koosman, and McGraw (could you imagine Seaver and Ryan together for 15 years? – Two more WS in the 70’s)…or Gooden, Fernandez, Darling, Orosco, McDowell.

    This trend ever since the 90’s and Piazza of trying to put together great hitting has been a disaster, it only worked in 1999/2000, then fell apart. It is easier to build around 2 or 3 good starters than to try to keep 5 or 6 hitters together and productive.

    No more overpaying for Pedros and Santanas for their past their prime/injury years.

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