I hate to tell you this but the Mets are not very attractive, in fact they’re not even Susan Boyle homely, but they are close to approaching Rocky Dennis hideousness.


Stop kidding yourselves Mets fans, before you can contend for a title, a team must first become competitive. As I wrote yesterday afternoon on my Twitter account while all hell was breaking lose in baseball, “The Phillies are not the Mets rival, the Nationals are”.


You can talk about Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran playing at 100 % health and David Wright bouncing back from whatever bit him in his ass latest season and the fact the Johan Santana pitches every fifth day, the Mets are no closer to the Phillies today than the Earth is to the sun.


The easy thing to do is scream that Omar Minaya sucks, and he just might suck as a GM but lets face facts, if you are a player like Roy Halladay, John Lackey or even Jason Bay or Matt Holliday why would you want to play for the Mets? Those players want to play for winning teams and to tell you the truth I commend them for giving the Mets their ass to kiss, as they know how desperate the Mets are and would have to pay more money to them than the Phillies in Halladay’s case and the Red Sox in Lackey’s case but both players went to teams that are not just winners and contenders but have management in place that is both intelligent and creative, two qualities the Mets will never be associated with.


Everyone throughout baseball knows that Jeffey Skill Sets is the reason that this organization has a big “Kick Me” sign on it’s back. It is crystal clear that the biggest mistake the Skill Sets have made this off season was not firing Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel because let’s face it, both of these guys are as good as gone. The Skill Sets could have hired a progressive baseball man like Jed Hoyer or gone after Gerry Hunsicker from Tampa or solid baseball men like Tom Kelley and Terry Ryan in Minnesota or even bring back Bobby Valentine who, love him or hate him, Valentine would not have let the Mets wallow in self pity as Jerry Manuel did last year or let them get away with playing “I couldn’t give a fuck baseball”


At the expense of sounding like a broken record nothing with the organization gets accomplished until Jeffey Skill Sets and David (The Syster) Howard take a back seat from the baseball operation. Both of these clueless dolts are the 1 and 1a entry on what’s wrong with the Mets as they are out of touch with what it takes to be a winning organization and what it takes to keep your customers happy. Winning and customers two things you won’t be seeing at $iti Field next season.

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  1. Couldnt have said it better. WHy would a star want to come here. Not only does the organization not have a clue there are no gamers on the roster. Nobody on there I would want to go to war with. They are going to get used this year big time.

  2. How many year has Minaya been GM? The fame system is basically non exsistent. Maybe they should have spent some of the money they have spent on all of these “baseball academies”, where they teach players how to not run the bases, play defense or poor approaches to hitting, on scouts. The crap they give us about how the system has talent at the lower levels, is crap…after about five years, they have maybe a half a dozen players teams want…just another piece of evidence that the GM is a joke, and so is his “PLAN”.

  3. I slightly disagree this time. Saying Omar sucks isn’t the easy thing, it is the right thing. Every problem this team has comes from his incompetence. let’s look at a few examples:

    They are not spending aggressively this winter. Lackey goes elsewhere, we get old catchers. Why? Because Omar has saddled the team with bad contracts (Castillo, OP to name 2), so they are reluctant to spend, or allow Omar to spend and trust his decisions.

    They did not get Halladay. Why? They have no prospects. Don’t buy Omar’s rhetoric at last year’s daedline, about “team liking our prospects”. The most generous reports rank the Mets system at 17, many rank them in the 20’s. The Mets have nothing of value, so they cannot get Halladay, or any other veteran who would cost prospects.

    Omar makes personnel decisions based on bringing in people he likes, not people who can help the team. He bids against himself to get them. For years, everyone said Livan would eventually be a Met, because Omar likes him. Well, Omar got him. He got Livan about 5 years past his prime, and Livan could not get my grandmother out after June 1. He will do the same with molina, who will be hitting .240 with 6 HRs in July, since Molina is past his prime.

    Get rid of him now, and we may have a chance in 2-3 years. Keep him around, and this shit will continue. Jeff could have sent a message to the fan base by making changes after a horrible year, instead, he brings back the man who is destroying the frnachise.

  4. Best line…by Teflon Omar at the Mets’ party yesterday…
    “We have a plan, we like our plan…”

    Well, for Christ’s sake Omar, I hope so. Would have sounded funny to hear this, or at least funnier, because what you said already sounded pathetically funny, “we have a plan, we hate it, but we have one.”

    The folks in the media, who say they love him (and I believe it) need to ask why the folks in the organization will not bring back Bobby V. If you are not going to spend money on talent, as opposed to the Luis Castillo’s & Oliver Perez’s of the world, at least give us a manager that seems to be able to make chicken salad out of chicken s**t.

  5. Richard Deegan says:

    Omar is bad news, but getting rid of him not that easy. The problem is, like Eichmann and so many others, he’s “just following orders”. All those claims about pursuing Lackey, Halliday, Bay etc are just so much BS, too fool the fan base into thinking ownership is really trying to do something.
    Bay was supposedly offered $ 64MM, but only after Boston had mad its second offer ($ 64-65 MM). Remember, Boston’s first offer was rejected in November. Lackey, Halliday the same, never a serious offer made or discussion taking place. Absolutely no desire to spend what is necessary for QUALITY players.
    Sure, there’s little bits of dumb money being flushed down the terlet for Alex Cora (2.5 MM), two backup catchers (and no starter) as window dressing, and that’s typical of what fans will see more of this off-season.
    Owners used their press lackies (those who didn’t fight them) to leak rumors of their tremendous losses on the Madoff scam, and hoiw they’re suffering financially. The truth is, although they may have “lost” their $ 42 MM investment, SDNY and SEC records show that Madoff paid them over $ 93 MM in “profits”.
    Time to bid adieu to the Mets and CitiField (the latter the best example of corrupt construction since Walter O’Malley was a bag man for the Jummy Walker gang.

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