From the article:
" Up in the Mets’ suite on the 33rd floor, team officials rejoiced. Yes, they got Putz, but another reliever was headed their way, and that, too, was cause for celebration. His name is Sean Green and the Mets insisted Seattle include him in aiding their Great Bullpen Overhaul of 2008."
"'Everybody I’ve talked to who’s faced him has told me he’s tough,' said outfielder Jeremy Reed, who was also traded to the Mets from Seattle. 'He’s the underrated guy here, you’ll see.'
"That description has trailed Green from his high school days, when he was cut by his freshman team and instead accepted a job as equipment manager. He persevered, and by graduation emerged as a prospect, turning down a contract from the Blue Jays to pitch in his hometown, for the University of Louisville."