- Posted: 12:18 PM, July 11, 2012
Street once called Geren, his former manager with the A’s and the current Mets bench coach, “my least favorite person I have ever encountered in sports from age 6 to 27.'' But the All-Star right-hander told CBSSports.com on Tuesday night that Geren is a “good man” and he partially blamed himself for the differences between the two.
Street said if the two were to meet again with the Mets, they would “be men about it” and “clear the air.” The Mets are expected to be looking to shore up their bullpen before the trade deadline.
"You're going to have professional differences,'' Street told the website. "I sometimes think had I been a little older and little more mature, perhaps I would have reacted differently to the decisions that affected me. ... I think I'm as much to blame for a lot of it.''
Street could even apologize.
"If I were to get traded to the Mets, it would be up to me to handle it and be professional,'' Street said. "I play hard for my teammates, and he'd be my teammate again.''