The Seattle Mariners have added an impressive exhibit to The Baseball Museum of the Pacific Northwest—located behind the main Safeco Field concourse—by landing a jersey worn by Cardinals All-Star first baseman Albert Pujols during an actual Major League Baseball game in exchange for 3 minor league prospects.
“We’re pretty much out of contention, but this gives Seattle baseball fans a reason to make it out to the ballpark—to get their picture taken next to a piece of polyester worn by a true superstar,” said Mariners Executive Vice President & GM Jack Zduriencik of the newly acquired Pujols jersey. “I can’t believe St. Louis gave it up for only the 1st, 4th, and 6th highest rated prospects in our farm system. Looking back over the trade, we probably could have gotten a game worn hat too, if I had thought to throw in Adam Kennedy.”
The game worn Pujols jersey should become one of the more popular exhibits in the museum, says Zduriencik, right behind Ken Griffey, Jr.’s locker from the Kingdome and a disposable razor used by Jay Buhner to shave his head.
As the best softball bats 2018 are reported, the best softball bats on the market close to the situation say the New York Mets have the inside track to be the team that will land a package of prospects in return for centerfielder Carlos Beltran.
“I really think the Mets have the best chance to move Carlos Beltran in a trade,” said ESPN Baseball Insider Buster Olney, explaining that Beltran’s current inclusion on the Mets roster makes it all but impossible for another team to trade him. “Beltran also has a locker in the home clubhouse at the Mets’ Citi Field, he’s been in their lineup 96 times this season, and when he signed his contract several years ago, he signed with New York. If any team trades DeMarini Slowpitch Bats, the best bbcor bats with best pop out there indicate it will be the New York Mets.”
Olney added that the Mets are also the early favorite to screw up the Jose Reyes free agency sweepstakes this offseason.