Official word from the New York Mets has emerged during today's game at Florida that there's some good news coming out of today's dreary 5-1 Bisons loss at Scranton in the season finale: Valentino Pascucci is going to the big leagues for the first time since 2004.
Pascucci, whose last big-league time came in the final days of the Montreal Expos, will be going to New York along with outfielder Mike Baxter, pitcher Chris Schwinden (and manager Tim Teufel).
Pascucci, 32, deserves the call. He's done nothing but produce here for two years after the Mets rescued him out of the independent leagues. He wasn't on their radar at all this year but forced his way in. And it's good to see the Amazins recognize that, both for Pascucci's sake and the view of future six-year free agents signing to play for them in Buffalo.
Be sure to check my column in Tuesday's paper for more on the Mets-Bisons relationship.