Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 4/9/13
When the Blue Jays forced Sandy Alderson to take John Buck‘s $6 million dollar contract as a condition of making the deal for Travis d’Arnaud, many people including me groaned. I loved the fact that Buck could actually catch (unlike Josh Thole) and would be an asset overall, but six million samoans for Buck was simply too much for me to swallow. Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good, and Alderson sure lucked out on this one despite holding his nose and agreed to take Buck in that Dickey deal. Fast forward to April 9, 2013… Through seven games, Buck is now batting .375 to lead the Mets and throw in three homers (tops on the team) and 12 RBIs (tops in the majors). Somebody get me a shot of Chivas… Are there still a lot of skeptics out there? Of course and rightfully so, but that doesn’t faze the Mets catcher one bit. “I don’t really care,” he said. “I figure if I just keep doing what I’m doing, they can be surprised at the end of the year.” Before joining the Mets, Buck was merely
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