Jul 29, 2009, 3:41 PM EDT
You knew it wouldn’t take long for good ol’ Wally Matthews of Newsday
(awful website, by the way) to chime in on the circus that surrounds
his favorite punching bag — the New York Mets organization. He asserts
that the only reason Omar Minaya still has a job is because Bernie
Madoff ripped the Wilpons off for an estimated $700 million, writing:
He’ll hold on to this guy if it kills him, because having to pay another guy to do his job might kill him worse.
Along with all the other damage the
Madoff fiasco did to the Mets, add one more example: Omar Minaya. The
Mets can’t win with him, can’t afford to let him go.
But the most telling part of it all was this amazing moment of candor by Jeff Wilpon:
“He’s this close to being out of baseball,” Jeff Wilpon told me, holding his thumb and forefinger a half-inch apart.
It looks like the Wilpons are a dollar short on votes of confidence, too.
- Giants acquire Jake Peavy from Red Sox 29
- Maximum stay on Hall of Fame ballot changed from 15 to 10 years 46
- Jon Lester is willing to return to the Red Sox as a free agent even if they trade him 22
- Jose Abreu is third-fastest in MLB history to reach 30 career home runs 7
- Settling the Score: Friday’s results 26
- How’d he do that? Magician Maddux fooled hitters all the way to Hall 23
- And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights 46
- MLBPA files grievance against Astros in regard to draft pick situation 35
- Expert’s Corner: How to troll fans of all 30 teams (200)
- Verducci: baseball should think about an “illegal defense” rule to combat shifts (163)
- Yankees acquire Chase Headley from Padres (108)
- Who is the next Face of Baseball? (97)
- David Ortiz passes Carl Yastrzemski on the all-time home run list — is he a Hall of Famer? (92)