Joe Smith found out Thursday afternoon, March 30, he had made the New York Mets’ 25-man roster that will be making the trip to St. Louis, April 1, to begin the 2007 major league baseball season. The announcement was made by the Mets’ general manager Omar Minaya.
The official statement from the Mets’ front office was the club was seeking a different look in the bullpen. Relievers were sought who threw a variety of pitches from a variety of angles. Here, Smith fits in very well.
The 2002 Amelia High School graduate and son of Mike and Lee Smith of Pierce Township is extremely pleased and excited with the decision made just three days before the professional baseball club begins its almost seven-month long season. But he had hoped the decision would have been made much sooner to relieve all of his the anxiety and wandering.