Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Posted by el duque at 10:32 AM
2. He hails from Defiance, Ohio. ("The Man from Defiance looks in, gets the signal...")
3. He was an all-state soccer player in high school.
4. He was a little league teammate of Chad Billingsley.
5. He gave up a homer to the first major league batter he ever faced. (Rickie "Wikileaks" Weeks)
6. In 2010, he threw a one-hitter against the Padres.
7. He had a nose job, paid for by Carlos Beltran. (Not making this up.)
8. In 2013, he was the Mets' opening day starter. (Don't snicker; we once had Pavano.)
9. This winter, the Mets bought him out for $500,000, making him a free agent.
10. He'll make a baseline $1.25 million for the Yankees - plus $750,000 in incentives, and we have to extend him by $100,000 before spring training ends, or he becomes a free agent.