Anna Benson has spoken again. This time with Mets COO Jeff Wilpon, according to a New York Post report. The attention seeking wife of Mets pitcher Kris Benson called to plead with Wilpon to not trade her husband.
The truth is that I don’t blame Anna for feeling as she does. One of the main reasons Benson signed with the Mets was so that Anna could pursue her modeling career (or whatever she wants to call it) in a large media market. It’s something that Anna doesn’t want to have to give up. She’s done her time in smaller markets (such as Pittsburgh) and doesn’t want to have to go throug it again.
The flaw here is that her husband is a big league ballplayer and being traded comes with the territory. It’s an occupational risk that Anna knew existed when she married him. She made that bed and now she’s afraid to sleep in it. Like I said, I don’t blame her for feeling that way. But she should be handling this as professionally as her husband who is quoted in the Post article as follows:
“I understand the business and the rumors and Omar’s desire to put together a winning team,” Kris Benson told The Post by phone. “I hope I’m part of it.
“They had told me I would be a part of a [contending] team [when he signed last November]. It’s kind of frustrating to be so immediately put into trade talks a year-and-a-half later.
“In Pittsburgh, I almost embraced the fact I could go to another team and start new. It’s a little bit more frustrating when you enjoy where you’re at.”