June 12, 2006 Saw Eli's first hit last night - a double in the gap of the Mets 15-2 shellacking of the D-backs. It was icing on the cake at that point - Excellent start!
He's starting on the right foot just by replacing Kaz Matsui, who wore out his welcome 2 years ago. Let's hope that playing for a 1st place team revives his batting.
June 14, 2006 Eli Marrero had the distinction of batting 9th for Tony LaRussa's Cardinals while he had the pitcher hit 8th in a scheme to get Mark McGwire get more RBIs. I hope as a Met he helps a lot of Mets get RBIs too.
June 28, 2006 Eli shows no fear wherever he plays. I also like his attitude towards playing a position where he has minimal experience. He was once asked if he had a problem spelling for David Wright at third base. He replied (and I'm paraphrasing) that he couldn't understand how hard it is to play third base. "You pick up the ball and you throw it to the base in question," he said. I look forward to seeing him play this year.
December 30, 2006 He was the only way for us to get rid of Kaz Matsui. For that alone he was worth it, since he did nothing else.
January 9, 2007 I think they should have kept him. He was a decent utility player and the Mets gave at bats to Mike DiFelice and Kelly Stinnett as catchers last season. Marrero was a better hitter than both of them, with much more power. I still remember that homer he hit off Randy Johnson and that bomb he hit in Boston. Should've kept him.