Quote: Jason Isringhausen doesn't want to be traded

“I have two places in my heart…St. Louis, because I’m from there, and New York, because this is where I started. Those are my two favorite spots, and I don’t think I’m going back to St. Louis anytime soon. And I love it here…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..If there is a chance that we can do that, I want to be a part of it…I don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, let alone next year, but for the next year, I want to remain a Met. I signed here to be a Met, and that’s how I want to finish the season. It would be great to keep everybody intact.”

~ Jason Isringhausen, as quoted by the Daily News

In response to Isringhausen’s desire to remain a Met, Sandy Alderson said “It’s an expression of preference, and I take it into account, and weigh it accordingly…”