DOES OMAR HAVE A PLAN B ?

Who turned up the heat?  WHEW!!!! It was a hot one at $iti Field today but leave it to Ollie Perez to turn a beautiful day to shit.

Today had to be Omar Minaya’s worst nightmare.  A guy he could have been rid of in O.P.  whose contract is ready to bypass Luis Castillo’ as the worst deal signed in the Minaya Era. Daniel Murphy played LF again without a clue and it’s not all the kids fault as he has never played there so in Mets logic he’s the perfect candidate for the outfield job. Then Jesus Flores the former Mets famer who was stolen in the Rule 5 draft smacked Mets pitching around.  Then after the game Casey Fosum was DFA’s and 40 year old (Omar is a cougar chaser) LHP Ken Takahashi. Oh yeah and now there is talk that OP will be skipped in his next start (vs. Philly) and banished to the pen when Tim Redding decides it’s time to earn a paycheck. But the good news is Carlos Beltran saved the Mets some money on bleach again as he pulled up at 2nd base on a steal attempt. Quite the gentleman that Beltran.

I have to say I’m not angry or disgusted in the play of this team so far in fact I’m quite intrigued on what the front office will do to get this thing in the right direction.   The players can give quotes on how they are a good team and how they will get it together and all that but we know better that it’s just bullshit right now the story here is how does Omar Minaya save his job as Mets VP and GM and that of his staff.

Minaya won’t be axed during the season but without a post season game in the House That Jeffey Built, there will be a second demolition in two years at 126th and Roosevelt Ave.     

 

Couple of things from $iti Field today. I love the Jackie Robinson Rotunda but why does everyone think it’s the only entrance to the ball park? We entered at the Right Field Gate and there was no one on line to get in.

When it got to 8-1 we went to get something to eat and of course the lines at the Shake Shack were ridiculous. But we hung in there and got some burgers and found refuge down by the visiting bullpen where the old Apple resides. Its’ a great spot with tables and shade but one little problem, you can’t see the game from there and there are no TV’s either. Now the Field Level where you can see the game from any place you stand has more TV’s on display than P.C. Richards showroom. I think it would be wise to move a TV or two to that little picnic area by the pens.

I was very happy to see the Mets Yearbook and Media Guide was finally available. Last week they were selling neither  so there is some progress.

If today’s game was played at Shea there would have been a mass exodus to the exits by the 6th inning. The Mets were losing, the game was lousy and it was hot as hell but a game like this gives you a chance to enjoy the amenities of $iti Field. I would not be off base if I said there were more fans in the center field food court than in the seats by the 7th inning.  

  

 

  

 

    

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  1. Correct me if I’m wrong Steve, but didn’t you campaign for signing Ollie over Lowe?

  2. Oliver Perez SUCKS..
    Oliver Perez SUCKS..
    Oliver Perez SUCKS..
    Omar SUCKS..
    Jeffy SUCKS..
    Oliver Perez SUCKS..
    Oliver Perez SUCKS..
    Oliver Perez SUCKS..

  3. I don’t think any of us is surprised by the collapse of O. Perez. I was convinced that (a) he would fold under the pressure of his big contract and (b) he would never be reliable – especially for a team that expects to win. Now, it’s still early and he could come good, but I doubt it. The Mets cannot win with the current rotation and adding Tim Redding is not going to help.

    The revamped bullpen and Santana is not enough. And, the bullpen will soon be shot if the starters can’t go 7 regularly.

  4. Oh, just thought I’d let you know (in case you don’t already) that Howie seems to be starting a campaign to name the bridge at CitiField after Gil Hodges. Sounds good to me.

    He also told a story on Saturday about how Hodges’s last act as manager was to convince the hierarchy to make the trade for Staub when the GM was hesitant about trading Foley (wanted to include Teddy Martinez instead). Hodges told him that Foley wasn’t going to play anyway, that Harrelson would be his shortstop for another half dozen years, which convinced them to make the trade.

  5. I should add that they should have just named the stadium after Hodges rather than CitiBank.

  6. kranepool says:

    Originally Posted By Metsies
    Correct me if I’m wrong Steve, but didn’t you campaign for signing Ollie over Lowe?

    I was pro-Lowe and wanted him over OP but Omar waited too long and theBraves were desperate and over paid for Lowe. At that point I felt that Minaya did th eright thing by by passing Lowe. OP was the fall back option but my biggest complaint was letting Perez got th the WBC as he’s had problems ever since he left spring training to play for Mexico.

  7. Steve, like everyone else I find Perez very frustrating. He’s got what it takes from the neck down, but his head is a problem. And, the fans will not have any patience with him this year. They’ll be all over him if he fails this weekend. I don’t think he’ll cope with that. If he pitches badly in Philadelphia I suspect he’ll never pitch well for the Mets again.

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