Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 2/4/13
With reports coming this week tying Alex Rodriguez to yet another steroid scandal, now seems like a good time to look back at when the Mets decided to make a run at the then 25-year-old shortstop.  So hop in the DeLorean, and close your eyes because we’re going to rev it up to 88 miles per hour and go back to the year 2000. Open your eyes.  It’s November of the year 2000.  The Subway Series has just ended, Al Gore is demanding recounts, askjeeves.com is everyone’s search engine of choice, “Independent Women Part I” by Destiny’s Child sits atop the Billboard charts, and Steve Phillips is running the show in Flushing.  It seems like so long ago. Shortstop seemed to be the Mets number one concern coming into the offseason, since defensive wiz Rey Ordonez spent much of the season on the Disabled List, Mike Bordick was certainly not coming back, and Melvin Mora had been traded to the Baltimore Orioles for the aforementioned Bordick.  In short, the Mets shortstops were terrible in 200...
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