All hope is not lost! I, happily, get to write Rocky Cherry's name again.
According to Adam Rubin, the O's have rejected paying the $25,000 for the return of Cherry. Thus, he went back into the hands of the Mets, who promptly released him.
Rubin notes that the Mets are considering signing Cherry, but for a much lower figure than the $167,000 he was due to make.
Do it, Mets. I want to keep typing "Rocky Cherry."