Why Did The Mets And Torrealba Deal Fall Apart? Here’s A Few Possibilities…

An article by posted on November 17, 2007

We may never know what caused the Mets and Yorvit Torrealba to cease all their negotiations. It’s obvious that there is more to this than meets the eye, but so far nobody is talking. Mums the word…

I wouldn’t feel comfortable venturing a guess at this point, but I wanted to see what was being said on some of the Rockies blogs and found this posted a short time ago.

It’s from one of their top blogs, Purple Row, and here is what they proposed…

Possibilities

1. Yorvit failed his physical. His shoulder has been bothering him for some time, it might be in worse condition than what he or the Rockies have let on.

This seems most likely to me, and in which case we need to really reassess re-signing him as well.

2. He had a sudden last minute change of heart. This seems unlikely in that if this was the case you would expect the Rockies offer to have still been on the table and him to have switched back. This doesn’t seem to be the case, and in fact, the finality of the Mets statements seems to rule this out as well.

3. It was leaked to the Mets that he’s on the BALCO list and they were unaware of that before. Torrealba was in San Francisco from 2001 to 2005, and that seems to correlate well with the time frame being looked at by the feds there. This would also explain the Mets backing off so fast. A related one might be a pending positive PED test.

What do you think Mets fans? Do any of these possibilities seem reasonable to you?

One more thing… I’m not saying this is going to happen, but…

If Paul Lo Duca’s phone rings and he sees that it is Omar, do you think he will answer it? I’m thinking no…

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