…….HERE WE ARE, WAVING GOOD-BYE AT THE STATION, SUMMER VACATION IS TAKING US AWAY……….

 

 

 

Welcome to Meaningless September. For the first time since the days of Battling Art Howe the New York Mets will play exhibition games that count down the stretch of a MLB season. But, that doesn’t mean there isn’t Mets news, even during these days of suckitude we still have:

 

DAVE THE LAWYER SEZ “HELL NO, WE AIN’T BROKE”

 

I haven’t seen this clip and I can’t watch it at work as there are new filters on my internet connection but when I get home I’ll take a gander of Dave The Lawyer shilling for the Skill Sets by debating Erin Arvedlund who has a book coming out on the Madoff scandal and has said the Skill Sets will sell the team by next year. To be fair, this is Ms. Arvedlund’ opinion and with that, the Skill Sets Legal pit bull tears into her and to all of us skeptics to let us know the Mets are solvent:

 

   The figures she’s thrown out are inaccurate and substantially overstated,” Howard said during the interview. “We have said from the outset that the losses incurred from the Madoff fraud have not and will not affect the operation of the Mets. The team is not for sale — whole or in part. It is family owned and it will be family owned for the long term.

 

“It’s a passionate long-term investment. There’s no need to sell. There’s no reason to sell. There will be no sale and I can’t state it any more definitively than that. Her source is bogus and her claims are false and irresponsible.”

 

Talk is cheap Davey Boy the proof will be this winter.

 

THANK YOU BABY JESUS, CARLOS BELTRAN CAN WALK AGAIN

 

And that will be proven tomorrow night on the Poor Man’s Rivera as Beltran will man centerfield of KeySpan Park for the powerhouse Brooklyn Cyclones. Once Beltran proves he can run hit and field he will be promoted to the big club to finish out the season. Normally I’d say let him sit and come back strong in 2010 but this could prove to be a great opportunity for the Mets to show that Beltran is healthy and ready to make some team in baseball a fine centerfielder. Don’t take it the wrong way, Beltran is a great ballplayer but he will be 33 years old in 2010 and has been breaking down the last two years and the Mets have to get younger and can fill a lot of holes by dealing Beltran. It won’t be easy as he has $37 mil left for the last two years of his contract and he has a no trade clause but the Mets have to seriously think about moving Beltran this winter.

 

“I’M GOING OFF THE RAILS ON A CRAZY TRAIN”

 

At first glance,  James Kannengieser’ post on Amazin’ Avenue about dealing for The Notorious M.I.L.T.O.N Bradley, sounds preposterous  but when you think it over it’s the kind of move that would benefit the Mets greatly not to mention bring hours of entertainment to Mets bloggers. I wouldn’t trade Frankie Rodriquez for Bradley though I like Kannengieser’ thinking about trading Luis Castillo. If I ran the Mets I’d dangle dealing Ollie Perez for Bradley. Maybe both the Mets and Cubs could get a tax break under the Americans With Disabilities Act. It’s not a no-brainer by any means as Bradley is so fucked up he makes Tony Bernazard look stable, but in order to be competitive next season it will take bold moves like this. But as we all know there isn’t a pair of balls in the whole Mets front office.

 

“FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS, IT TOLLS FOR OLD SCHOOL DAN WERTHEN”

 

I feel sorry for Old School Werthen, this pitching staff of his ain’t worth a shit and he looks to be the fall guy for that. The Mets are walking batters a record clip and we all know walks suck. My question is, doesn’t Old School or Jerry Manuel get mad enough to tear some new assholes other than Ollie Perez’? Perez is a easy guy to rip as he’s not a deep thinker but how about ripping into Big Pelf, K-Rod or Brian Stokes for the amount of walks they give up? Sure it’s one thing to rip the ball out of OP hands on a 3-0 count how about when Big Pelf fucks up tonight he gets the same treatment?

 

“BURRRRRRRRRRR IT’S COLD OUT, WISH I HAD A JACKET”

 

Dave Signer shows the effect of the loss of Rick Peterson and how the pitching staff has taken a hit since his departure. I was one of the brigade of bloggers who called for Peterson’ head and from what I’ve learned since his axing, while a great pitching mind and his tactics are proven successes (see Kazmir, Scott and Hudson, Tim ex-pupils who have sort him out since hurting their arms) but the problem it seems with Peterson is he doesn’t shut up. That was the reason he was let go by the Mets as the pitchers were sick and tired of his brow beating ways. Peterson it would seem, would be more of an asset as a Pitching Coordinator for an organization that being an in uniform employee and isn’t that what Freddy Skill Sets wanted from Peterson to begin with? This much is true, the Mets need an organization pitching guru desperately and maybe it’s not far fetched to bring The Jacket back in that capacity.

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  1. Maybe both the Mets and Cubs could get a tax break under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

    Great stuff. Still laughing.

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