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December 29, 2010

Mets Fans Want Jose Canseco

A couple of weeks ago, Jose Canseco took to the Twitters claiming he could, at 46-years-old, still play at the Major League level.

After a number of tweets that pretty much banged the same drum, he called out current New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson.

Sandy alderson please give me a chance to play first base ,even just a tryout

Why Alderson?

Easy.  Alderson was with Oakland from 1983 until 1997 and helped build the Athletics into the powerhouse that brought the baseball world both Canseco and Mark McGwire.

For fun, Mike Silva over at New York Baseball Digest threw the question out to Mets fans..."Should the Mets bring Jose Canseco to Spring Training?"

Surprisingly...84% of those that responded said they would like the Amazins to bring the former Bash Brother to Port St. Lucie for Spring Training.

Canseco last played Major League ball with the Chicago White Sox in 2001.  The next spring, he was signed by the Montreal Expos but was released prior to the regular season. Canseco subsequently retired in May 2002.

He made a brief comeback attempt in 2004, but was not offered a spot with the Los Angeles Dodgers after a spring tryout.  The slugger ended his career with 462 home runs and 1407 RBI.

And if you're curious as to how the future Celebrity Apprentice cast member is looking in the batting cage nowadays...just watch!

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