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Piling on the Mets, Volume XVI

Feb 7, 2010, 10:31 AM EDT

minaya talking.JPGThe Mets certainly don’t need any more ragging, but sometimes it’s hard to resist.  A rough offseason filled with negative storylines has bred a mile-high pile of superb quotes and observations.  Here’s the opinion of one veteran sports agent, courtesy of the New York Post’s Joel Sherman:

“How can you have that payroll and still not have a starting catcher or
first baseman, a second baseman you hate and no legitimate starters
after Johan [Santana]?”

  1. Fred Wilpon - Feb 8, 2010 at 9:20 AM

    Omar, stop crying and go to your room!
    Now… what channel is that Hee-Haw marathon on…?

  2. Joey B - Feb 8, 2010 at 9:25 AM

    “It is not the players, the GM or the manager. It is the Wilpons, plain and simple. Until they grow a pair and purchase some AI, the Mets are in big trouble.”
    While I think handing the team over to his kid is troublesome, it is tough to say this isn’t Minaya’s fault. He was handed two of the best prosepcts in BB in Wright and Reyes, and then handed an open checkbook. What’s he done besides that? What’s he done that any of us couldn’t duplicate?

  3. BC - Feb 8, 2010 at 9:30 AM

    As a Mets fan** (see below) it does concern me. However I could care less if he put a team together of 25 green playes, or 25 guys named Steve. Bottom line, you have to have players that can play. Delgado got old, Maine’s arm exploded, Schneider couldn’t hit, Beltran screwed his knee up, the Mets’ medical staff is as about as qualified as my high school nurse to work with major league team (the nurse died in 1986 by the way), and “Jose Reyes” is apparently Spanish for “Muscle Pull Waiting To Happen”. And then Fred and Omar (or is that Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum) didn’t sign anyone other than a left fielder who will strike out 170 times if his knees don’t crumble first.
    ** Re “Being a “Mets fan”… it did take me 6 months of Mets Anonymous therapy and copious amounts of nonselective monoamine oxidase inhibitors to be able to speak those words.

  4. BC - Feb 8, 2010 at 9:40 AM

    “Purchase some AI”?
    What does Allen Iverson have to do with it? Unless he can catch or play first base…

  5. Jonny5 - Feb 8, 2010 at 10:10 AM

    Well i’ve had to live with a Pre championship Phillies team myself, And since we aren’t yankees fans, we can expect the team to have it’s ups and downs as well..We had to endure losingest team in baseball crap. A crumbling veterans stadium with terrible turf etc….. So I feel for you Mets fans. But it’s just a relief that it’s your Mets and not my Phillies. The Mets need to stop trying to be the Yankees imo. look at the payroll, it’s disgusting for a team who will turn out to be 3rd or 4th in their division at best come the end of the season… They really got in over their heads…. Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

  6. BC - Feb 8, 2010 at 10:14 AM

    Hopefully the light at the end of the tunnel is the 7 train carrying a new GM and Manager to Citi Field… Hey, do the Mets technically qualify for TARP? Their field is named after a bank, and they are one SERIOUSLY troubled asset.

  7. PaulMAC - Feb 8, 2010 at 10:21 AM

    Assuming they can stay healthy (admittedly a Big assumption). The mets can be respectable ball club this year. If injuries mount early and often like they did last year it will be a long season. All of this other stuff just folks with too much time on their hands and too impressed with their own intellect. I cant wait for spring training:)

  8. BC - Feb 8, 2010 at 10:25 AM

    Dude, I am VERY impressed with my intellect. With a social life like mine, I have to be impressed with SOMETHING.

  9. Jonny5 - Feb 8, 2010 at 10:30 AM

    Well, good luck. The games still must be played!!!!

  10. -z- - Feb 8, 2010 at 11:18 AM

    No question – Perfect comparison Democrats = Mets front office.

  11. -z- - Feb 8, 2010 at 11:26 AM

    The problem with New York sports is the curse of the idiot son – The only reason the Wilpon idiot son is seldom called on the carpet is because the Dolan version of the idiot son is so much worse. As long as the Wilpons are there, nothing is going to change.

  12. gollytwo - Feb 8, 2010 at 11:26 AM

    They WERE the Miracle Mets

  13. dirck - Feb 8, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Jeff Wilpon seems to be seriously afflicted with Rich Man’s Son Syndrome . He is so obsessed with proving that he really does have some other qualification for his position other than who his daddy is that he will never own up to any of his mistakes and constantly tries to lay the blame on someone else . No surprise that this leads to a total CYA culture within the Mets that resembles Congress far more than it does a well run business .I notice that the Mets are having more and more trouble getting people to come and work for them because of this culture . Players are taking less money to play for other teams rather than signing with the Mets .

  14. moreflagsmorefun - Feb 8, 2010 at 11:41 AM

    There is 6 GOOD ” American ” players in the entire league,
    Los Mets will be alright, leave them alone.At laest they spend their money on payroll some teams just give the owner a bonus check.

  15. Joey B - Feb 8, 2010 at 1:39 PM

    “The problem with New York sports is the curse of the idiot son – The only reason the Wilpon idiot son is seldom called on the carpet is because the Dolan version of the idiot son is so much worse. As long as the Wilpons are there, nothing is going to change.”
    Oh yeah, no doubt about it. Dolan’s kid makes both Jeff and Omar look like rocket scientists. While Omar is allowed to make one mistake after another, Dolan’s kid was allowed to make catastrophe after another. Even Omar is occasionally right about something. Not often, but occasionally. I don’t remember one single move besides David Lee working out for the NYK’s. And they were buying out one contract after another.

  16. Omega in Colorado - Feb 8, 2010 at 2:03 PM

    I think ESPN needs to get ahold of Lifetime Network and co-produce a baseball themed ‘Intervention’type show with the Wilpons and their entire management structure.

  17. BC - Feb 8, 2010 at 2:10 PM

    New Reality Series: “So You Think You Can Run A Baseball Team”. Contestants get a $150 million payroll budget and get to run the team for a season. They get 10,000 for each win over 72. If they finish over .500 they get to keep the team.

  18. Joey B - Feb 8, 2010 at 3:33 PM

    “New Reality Series: “So You Think You Can Run A Baseball Team”. Contestants get a $150 million payroll budget and get to run the team for a season. They get 10,000 for each win over 72. If they finish over .500 they get to keep the team.”
    That’s the whole thing. I figure if you took any reasonable well-educated fan, give him two of the top prospects in BB, and then allow them to sign almost anyone they like, don’t you think the average fanatic would make the playoffs more than once in 5 years?
    I really think that Minaya is the Mets equivalent of Bowden, Bavasi, or Isiah Thomas, signing players almost at random, while their idiot bosses sit behind their mahogany desks, hoping no one asks them what they thought of the most recent move.

  19. White Power - Feb 9, 2010 at 6:48 PM

    …SAN JUAN IS THE CAPITAL OF PUERTO RICO. OMAR MINAYA’S HERITAGE IS FROM THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. WHAT IS YOUR POINT?…..I’ll give you a point, it’s all the same sh!t from down there, just a different Island!

  20. Sang Spanicek - Feb 20, 2010 at 7:11 PM

    Your entry reminds me of when I was a child growing up in Oregon. My grandfather used to say “When life give you lemons, make lemonade”. But he was a hopeless drunk who never made much sense so I never paid much attention to him. Have a great day!
    Home Teeth Whitening

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