Oh this was priceless to hear! This made my weekend. Just a week after Nelson Figueroa started to flap his gums about the Mets and how he gave his “blood, sweat and tears” to the Mets and he deserved a spot, the Phillies feel he needed to go.
According to MLB Trade Rumors, the Philadelphia Phillies have now designated the reliever for assignment. It was not because he was not good enough. It was because Brad Lidge is coming back.
Somebody had to be “the odd man out”. Guess you were that guy Figgy. Are you going to bad mouth the Phillies too? Did you give them your “blood, sweat and tears”? At least you helped the Mets sweep them. So you did contribute. Thanks.
Whether he will accept a minor league assignment should he clear waivers is not yet known. It is something called retirement, Figs. Take it.