August 28, 2008 If you thought at the beginning of the 2008 season, that Luis Ayala would be coming out of the bullpen to get saves in the heat of the pennant race, you would have been committed.
Win or lose, this has been one weird year for the Mets. Good luck and God's speed to Luis because we're going to need him.
September 12, 2008 The guy's barely here and already has seven saves! And we got him for Anderson Hernandez, who (face it) was never going to make it with the Mets. This may turn out to be the most important Met late-season acquisition since Donn Clendenon. (Here's hoping!)
September 15, 2008 And he fell to earth yesterday. Le sigh.
Mets fan in Maine
October 6, 2008 Let's hope the Mets cut Ayala loose. He pitched well 2003-2005 (highest ERA: 2.92). But he was terrible with the Nationals and the Mets--a disaster. It's surely not politically correct to say this, but if this guy didn't have a Hispanic name, would he be a Met?
Gets by Buckner
April 5, 2011 If Benny Ayala was a pitcher, he would have pitched better than him. He was supposed to be "insurance" but turned out to be the opposite!