Mighty Marlon Anderson Will Lead From The Bench In 08

Omar Minaya is making sure of one thing this off season as compared to last off season… he is making a strong effort to re-sign each Met that made a strong contribution to the team last season.

After a week in which he brought back Moises Alou and Damion Easley, Omar continued that trend by re-signing utility outfielder Marlon Anderson to an apparent 1-year deal with an option for 2009. The actual terms are expected to be released sometime today after Anderson completes his physical.

Marlon Anderson was a key player off of the bench last season after joining the Mets in July, when he was released by the Dodgers.

Anderson became the Mets’ top pinch hitter and hit .319 with three homers and 25 RBI in 69 at-bats in 43 games. His 14 pinch RBI ranked second in the league and included three huge game winning hits. He played all three outfield positions for the Mets and even played a little first base when Carlos Delgado was injured.

I think it was a great move for the Mets. Anderson has loads of personality and and some of you saw how fiery he can be when he tried to take out a second baseman and was ejected after trying to break up a double play.

So far I love the fact that our bench will feature outfielders Endy Chavez and Marlon Anderson, as well as second baseman Damion Easley. It’s a great start to what I expect to be a very productive off season for the Mets.

Keep it going Omar, so far so good…

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