METS ARE THREE SHEETS TO THE WIND

Only 23 days until pitchers and catchers

So the Oakland A’s have made a competitive offer to Ben Sheets and want and answer not later than tomorrow. Okay, what is a competitive offer and how many competitors are in this race? From all the innuendo we’ve heard on Sheets, the Mets, A’s and Texas Rangers are in the loop. Rumor is Sheets’ management is looking for an $8 mil base plus incentives for this year and an option for 2011. Now as much as I would love to have Ben Sheets on the Mets, but $8mil for a pitcher who could be a either a stud or a cripple is a tough decision to make. But then again the Mets did give Alex Cora $2mil bucks to be a leader on the bench.

I can not see any way that the A’s would give Sheets $8 mil even the Rangers, as they go through a transition of ownership, would have a hard time paying that kind of coin.

If I’m the Mets I call Sheets’ agent and offer $6mil guarantee with incentives that could go to $10mil if reached (post season starts include in that) and a mutual option for 2011. Then take the other $2 mil and give that to John Smoltz.

If they can do that, not only solidifies the pitching staff but I’ll get off managements back for a while and maybe even praise them for a job well done.

So far the Mets Mini-Camp has proved that OP is great shape and that Johan Santana will again try to help Ollie as much as he can both with his pitching and with his psyche. Jon Niese took the mound for the first time since he ripped his hammy and felt pretty good. Daniel Murphy is a camp and is doing what most fans wish all the players would do, work hard and try to get better but he still catches hell. Wait until he gets traded and becomes a solid ML’er, I will be insufferable or more insufferable than I already am, if that’s possible. 

Kevin Kernan seconds my position that the injury excuse from last year was a smoke screen to how badly last years team executed all facets of the game.   Time for Jerry Manuel to Man Up this spring and prove that he can manage and teach and to prove that he is just not waiting to get canned so he can go back to Sacramento and collect a check sitting on his porch.

I still baffles me how the Skill Sets don’t get upset or try to change the perception of their organization after time and time again being told they run one of the worst organizations in baseball. At some point you need to show some spine and fight back. Everyone from media to fans to bloggers keep kicking the organization in the ass waiting for them to fight back. It’s at the point now where I feel like a bully for calling out the Skill Sets as often as I do, they just take all these kicks in the ass and ask for more. It’s more sad than strange. Com’on Jeffey show some fucking fight will ya!!!!!!

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  1. The Wilpons remind me of the alternate-universe-what-if-George-Bailey-had-never-been-born version of Mr. Gower: the old drunk getting the seltzer sprayed in his face and laughing along with everybody at Nick’s…

  2. Mikey boy324 says:

    Sheets signed with oakland looks like another one bites the dust the mets are so predictable

  3. I’d do the exact same thing except John Smoltz. JOHN SMOLTZ, Steve??? Kidding me?!?!???? We no longer need aging ex-Braves/former Met-killers on our team anymore. See: Tom Glavine. Otherwise, I’m on board.

  4. Scorecard for 1/26

    Sheets- A’s
    Garland- Padres
    Nady- Cubs
    Our GM- “still interested in Delgado” who is FUCKING LIMPING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Do I have to say more? We are fucked until that moron is FIRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Mikey boy324 says:

    I work at costco in staten island and saw John Franco the other day I was really tempted to ask him if he was gonna be competing for a spot in the rotation cuz unless the mets have something really creative up there sleeve which they probaly don’t what the hell are they doing?

  6. Krane,this organization is bad, why did they not INSIST that Reyes is at the mini-camp? Murphy is the baseball equivalent to a gym rat, and I agree with you…why isn’t everyone rooting for this guy?

    I hate to agree with Michael Kay, who today asked, if the Mets are offering more money to players (Molina, Piniero) and players are not taking it, it says bad things about the team, regardless of whether or not the team should sign them.

    Rich, the part you did not add is sadly the owners can not be fired, so until Jeff gets the hell out of the way, it won’t matter.

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