I’ve got a Mets wall calendar at work, and it seems like a bad omen when a player has appeared on the calendar; either the player’s gone or is about to be gone through injury, trade or otherwise. Here’s what happened to each player pictured on the calendar:
January: Daniel Murphy – No problems here, other than there being rumors this week about him being traded.
February: Ike Davis – missed the season with an injury
March: Luis Castillo – A pariah when March started, unemployed when March ended.
April: John Maine – had become a free agent over the offseason, didn’t pitch in the majors in 2011.
May: Jose Reyes – I don’t need to tell you what the story is here.
June: Johan Santana – missed the season with an injury
July: Jeff Francouer – had been traded during the 2010 season
August: Francisco Rodriguez – had been traded at the All-Star break
September: Carlos Beltran – had been traded to the Giants at the end of July
October: Jason Bay – Still around but coming off a disappointing season
November: Mike Pelfrey – Ditto
Now David Wright is on my calendar and I can’t help but wonder… is this an omen of something bad to come? Will he get traded at the Winter Meetings? Will he be walking down a Manhattan sidewalk and have a grand piano dropped on his head?
With any luck, only thing that’s headed out the door is the black hat and socks which David’s wearing.