Mets Auction off 2009 Disabled List Rather Than Lineup Card

Sam FogelgarenCorrespondent ISeptember 12, 2009

In a season where the disabled list meant more than the lineup card, the Mets decided to auction off their disabled list at a charity event on Friday night.

For any who might wonder, all 30 teams are required to keep a physical list of all the players who get hurt and document the day of injury, the diagnosis, the day of surgery or start of rehab, and the day the player gets back to the team. 

Players who made it to this dreaded list include Carlos Beltran, Carlos Delgado, Jose Reyes, John Maine, Johan Santana, Oliver Perez, Fernando Martinez, Jon Niese, Angel Pagan, Luis Castillo, Gary Sheffield, J.J. Putz, Billy Wagner, Tim Redding, Fernando Nieve, Brian Schneider, Ryan Church, and Alex Cora. 

That doesn't include the games David Wright missed after being beaned in the head. 

"It's been a rough season, but we always have next season. There is truly nobody to blame for this season. We played hard, and I am incredibly proud of our guys," said Mets manager Jerry Manuel. 

When asked about people he'd like to see on this team, Manuel responded.

"Carl Crawford, Matt Holliday, Vlad Guerrero, and a crisis team," the manager joked. 

The starting bid for the list is $5,000, and known Met fan Jerry Seinfeld has reportedly bid $20,000 for the list. The bidding ends on Sunday, Sept. 13.

As of Friday, the Mets are 62-79, fourth in the NL East, 18 games behind the division-leading Phillies