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For Moras, it was a stark departure from what he once envisioned as a newly signed professional baseball player. But he was hardly alone. Interviews over the last year with more than half of the players drafted by the Mets in 2008 depict a side of America’s pastime that is hardly as romantic as some fans might like to believe.
His distance from the major leagues is now measured by how far he sits from his television, watching broadcasts of Mets games.
“What it boils down to when you’re looking for the dividing line, to me the average draft is typically if you get one solid regular,” Callis said.
Still, he acknowledged, when “you’re in it” you’re complaining about everything, and “when you’re out of it, you’re like, ‘That was awesome.’ ”
tied with the Seattle Mariners, who also had only 12 players still playing baseball when this season got under way.
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