Monday, July 31, 2006

NADY Gone! Insanity

OK. Now I'm mad. A good hitter, nice contributor and guy who REALLY wanted to be on the team - Xavier Nady - Let's face it fellow Mets fans, our OWN X-Man - Gone to oblivion for an old arm. Roberto Hernandez is like a bad penny. Always returns.

Mets trade Nady to Pirates for Hernandez, Perez - MLB - Yahoo! Sports

I have 9 credits in philosophy and 3 in psychology. Now it is time to use them. Where is the logic of trading for a washed up arm and a pitcher with a 2-10 record. Is this the ghost of Mickey Lolich on the Mets????

One Thing To Get Off My Chest...

Several years ago, in the Bobby Valentine era, the Mets used to keep a lot of players around that were dead wood. For the life of me, I could never figure out why.

Two that come to mind, in order of Frustration:

John Franco. How many times would the Mets bring this guy in to serve up gopherball after gopherball. I remember one game in particular, they were playing the Marlins when they really sucked. (circa 1998-00). No one on. All of a sudden. bases loaded. Walk-off homerun, Mets lose. Franco, a smug little SOB managed to stay with that team longer than he should have. He was like an unemployed brother-in-law. Just hanging around and getting fat.

And, while we are on the topic of the last word of the last sentence...

Mo Vaughn. Why? Why? Why? Who was on the funny stuff when they saw his value?

Good news. Mets of today are not like that. Omar Minaya is a smart man.

Lastings for Dontrelle?

Just re-read that subject line. If you came from outerspace (and I am not including any Yankee fans in that snide remark) you would wonder what this meant.

Im on the fence here with this one. Milledge is a bit green, but can be a big star. Dontrelle will give the pitching staff what we need. More OOOMPH. If Lastings fizzles, then the front office will get a lot of Blastings... Let's do it.

(Of course, Zito is availalbe too!)

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Sweeeeeeep of the Braves

Exhilaration. That's all I can say about the 3-game sweep the Mets took this weekend (July 28-30, 2006). Beltran is the real thing. There were a lot of naysayers last year, myself included, but it usually takes a new player on the Mets two years to get acclimated.

I taste the World Series. MMMMMMMMMMMMMM