Meet Me In St. Louis

In 2000, Cardinals General Manager Walt Jocketty had the nerve to trade his own son's favorite player, supersub, Joe McEwing to the Mets. Five years later and McEwing may be heading home to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Former St. Louis Cardinal fan favorite, super sub Joe McEwing, doesn't figure to make the New York Mets team as a backup infielder, reportedly has drawn some interest from his former club, the Cardinals, the Mets' official website reports.

We also have reports that Arizona and Anaheim have also inquired about McEwing.

Joe will most probably be dealt prior to the end of the spring training and there are a lot of Cardinal fans to include Cardinals GM Walt Jocketty's own son Joey who would like to see McEwing return to St. Louis. McEwing was Joey's favorite player before his own dad traded him to New York.

McEwing was orginally selected by the St. Louis Cardinals organization in the 28th round of the 1992 free-agent draft.

Much to the displeasure of St. Louis Cardinal fans, McEwing was traded to the New York Mets on March the 13th, 2000 for pitcher Jesse Orosco.

Orosco appeared in only 6 games for the Cardinals in 2000, a grand total of 2.1 innings. A trade that will not go down in history as one of Jocketty's best deals.

In his only full season with the Cardinals in 1999, the super sub played 1st, 2nd, SS, 3rd and outfield, appearing in 152 games and getting 513 ABs. He hit a respectable .275 with 9 HRs and 44 RBI and had an OBP of .342

He missed most of the second half of last season, when he suffered from a fractured left fibula during a slide by Colorado's J.D. Closser.


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