Oh, praise this day Mets fans and thank the Tampa Bay Rays.
According to reports, Pat Burrell will leave the NL East and Philadelphia, and head for warmer pastures in Tampa Bay. Burrell was a free agent, and the Phillies didn't seem inclined to bring him back, but this just confirms that the Met-killer is going elsewhere.
Burrell and the Rays agreed on a two-year, $16 million deal.
Unfortunately, this does not mean the Mets are completely rid of Pat the Bat. June 19-21, the reigning AL champs make a visit to Citi Field.
Three games is much better than everytime the Mets play the Phillies. Thank you, Rays.