Big Papa Thorton
December 23, 2009 He'd better live up to his 2 million dollars. But, I'm pleasantly surprised to see he had 8 stolen bases in 2009 during his limited stint before becoming injured.
August 12, 2010 He was just cut by the Mets, and only 12 day shy of vesting $2 million for next year.
Heard he is a great guy, liked by team mates, played hard, but couldn't hit and the Mets have too many players like that this year. Replaced by AAA players that may have more upside.
Good luck to you Alex!
January 23, 2012 Often spoken of as a future manager and student of the game, Cora broke his thumbs sliding headfirst into second base.
April 22, 2013 Whenever I see Alex, the sight of him lying on his stomach with his hands in his face at the end of the 1996 College World Series always comes back. His Miami team lost that championship game when LSU's Warren Morris hit a home run in the bottom of the ninth inning.