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A "Major, major update on the Mets" coming later today

Dec 29, 2009, 8:30 AM EDT

UPDATE:  Um, oops. Guess I was too quick to doubt Francesa. Apologies, Mike.

Yesterday, WFAN’s Mike Francesa said he will give a “major, major update on the Mets,” during today’s show.

Color me dubious that it will be about the Mets signing Jason Bay or even Bengie Molina or something big like that.  Heck, color me dubious that it would even be about changing an “and” to an “or” in a sub-clause of Oliver Perez’s contract.  There are reporters crawling all over that team. Anything truly “major” in terms of personnel would be reported by Adam Rubin or Marty Noble or Jon Heyman or somebody, not the afternoon drive guy.

Still, one wonders what this “major update” is going to be. I’m guessing that Omar Minaya has decided to fight fire with fire and announce that he’s in negotiations with a “mystery player,” using him to create leverage with Bay.

“He’s willing to take a one year deal,” Omar will say. “He’s really, really good. The Mets train is leaving the station, Jason, time to get on board!”

[silence, as Jason Bay looks longingly towards New England]

“OK, fine, we’ll give you seven years and a ‘must-trade’ clause.” 

  1. Dan - Dec 29, 2009 at 8:55 AM

    It will be Bengie Molina. That’s the logical answer as it’s clear that Jason Bay doen’t want to come to NY. Besides don’t we all know that GM Minaya’s rolodex has only Latino names? Only the Mets would even think of taking a flier on a pitcher who hasn’t thrown in 2 years (again a Latino). Even if the core are healthy (Beltran, Delgado, Reyes, Wright), this team at best will be 75W-85L. This team has the embedded flaw of chocking.

  2. john pileggi - Dec 29, 2009 at 9:02 AM

    Molina would be a step in the right direction.

  3. BoobyGibson - Dec 29, 2009 at 9:32 AM

    Suck wind, Calcaterra.

  4. Don - Dec 29, 2009 at 9:37 AM

    There is nothing “major,major” about Bengie Molina or even Bay for that matter. About the only “major,major” announcement that Francesa could make is that the Wilpons are selling the team or Minaya will be stepping down. Anything else is just hype for his show.

  5. Sal C - Dec 29, 2009 at 9:46 AM

    Healthy Reyes & Beltran along with Wright is a great core.
    Molina is a solid bat.
    I strongly prefer Holliday over Bay and am hoping they get him.
    So Reyes, Wright, Beltran, Holliday and Molina would be wishful thinking, but something to be excited about no?
    The starting pitching is another story.
    Johan and 4 ?’s
    Ain’t it something to have a pitcher’s ballpark and no pitchers?

  6. Mr Z - Dec 29, 2009 at 10:37 AM

    Agreed. The only “Major” news of any consequence to Mets fans would be that the Wilpons are selling the team – Now, there’s news that will have ‘em dancing in the streets.

  7. AJ Gallo - Dec 29, 2009 at 11:11 AM

    Absolutely 100% correct. Arrogant Fatso Francesa is hyping his show. Fred Coupon selling the Mets or Omar leaving are the only major stories that could come out of there. Anything else would cause a yawn. And Mr. Z is correct also; If either Coupon sells or Minaya is outta there, it will have Mets fans screaming for joy!

  8. jamie - Dec 29, 2009 at 11:13 AM

    The mets will officially announce today that they are changing their uniforms!
    Still wont be able to touch the Phillies…

  9. YankeeFan - Dec 29, 2009 at 11:21 AM

    I have no beef with the Mets as other Yankee fans do. That being said, Molina is decent, but I think you guys should get Holliday. He obviously plays better in the NL….Bay is a pussy who is obviously either feeling afraid of New York, or even worse, he is feeling above the Mets. Either way, you don’t want this guy who is all of a sudden, a primma dona.
    Here is another idea, make a trade for a big arm. Your pitching sucks..no offense

  10. Tom Shumaker - Dec 29, 2009 at 11:45 AM

    The Mets plan to announce today that Jason Bay has signed with the Yakult Swallows, thankfully saving them millions.

  11. Hawk - Dec 29, 2009 at 11:51 AM

    I agree with Don, I want to see that the Wilpon’s are selling the organization.

  12. TigerS Boy ToY - Dec 29, 2009 at 12:34 PM

    Dan, maybe if the white players were any good Minaya would sign them, too bad they all suck.
    BUH BYE

  13. TigerS Boy ToY - Dec 29, 2009 at 12:37 PM

    A PHILLIE IS A HORSE OF COURSE.
    THE ONLY THING WORST THAN A PHILLIE FAN IS A BOSTON FAN.
    BUH BYE LOSERS

  14. TigerS Boy ToY - Dec 29, 2009 at 12:41 PM

    THE MAJOR UPDATE IS THEY ADDED 12 PARKING SPOTS, THEY PLANTED
    FLOWERS NEAR THE MAIN ENTRANCE AND THE SUBWAY HAS THAT SPECIAL
    MTA FRAGRANCE LIKE ALL OTHER TRAIN STATIONS, URINE.

  15. bill - Dec 29, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    They are going to announce the signing of Choo Choo Coleman to be their starting catcher.

  16. Simon DelMonte - Dec 29, 2009 at 1:55 PM

    Unless they sold to the Dolans. Then they’re be riots.

  17. Matt - Dec 29, 2009 at 2:40 PM

    What was that the sportwriters and Mets fans were saying about Jason Bay. You wrote this article just a little bit to soon.

  18. AJ Gallo - Dec 29, 2009 at 3:30 PM

    Don’t apologize to him Craig. That arrogant jackass calls that a “major, major” announcement? As some of us said, nothing more than hype for his mind-numbling boring show. Thank God I no longer tune in.

  19. AJ Gallo - Dec 29, 2009 at 3:32 PM

    Sorry, typo. “Mind numbing”.

  20. Marty Stokel - Jan 27, 2010 at 5:37 AM

    Ich muss gleich mal gucken, ob ich das Theme wo zum Download finde.

  21. Honeywell Oil Heater - Jan 27, 2010 at 12:48 PM

    I really enjoy reading the articles on this blog. I’ll bookmark this so I can read more later.

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