WFAN, Mets reliever Jason Isringhausen likes playing in New York, there’s no doubt about that. Just don’t make it sound like he’s begging general manager Sandy Alderson to stay.
“To be able to get close, or maybe even make the playoffs, coming from a team that wasn’t supposed to do anything, that’s fun,” Isringhausen told the New York Daily News on Sunday. “If there is a chance that we can do that, I want to be a part of it.”
According to the New York Post, Isringhausen was later “irate” over a headline on the Daily News’ website that read: “Isringhausen to Alderson: Please don’t trade me.”
“I never (bleeping) said one thing about, ‘Please don’t trade me,’” said the fiery Isringhausen, according to The Post. “Yeah, I talked to Sandy, but I never once said, ‘Please don’t trade me.’“
He added: “I said I’d like to stay here. I’d never plead with anyone about staying anywhere.”
As for Alderson, the GM said he’d take Isringhausen’s “expression of preference … into account, and weigh it accordingly.”