Have you come to grips with the fact the Mets will not make the post season? I have. I’m not happy about it but it is what it is, the Mets have a big fork sticking out their collective oblique muscle. So that’s why I have gone from being totally pissed off that a team that is in the throws of bankruptcy, the Texas Rangers, are wheelin’ and a dealin’ while the Mets front office is at Jeffey Skill Sets Hamptons beach house walking the shore line with metal detectors looking for loose change.

There isn’t a proposed deal mention about the Mets that makes any sense for Omar (or the Omar like figure running these things these days) to pull the trigger on.:

Octavio Dotel  for LHP Robert Carson. I would love to see Dotel in the Mets over worked and over used bullpen but not for Carson. Carson is just 22 years old and throws a fastball that cuts, slder and  a change up. His has the abilty to change speeds on his fastball from high 80’s to low-mid 90’s. Some scouting reports potray Carson a LOOGY in the bigs or if he continues to grow as a pitcher a back end starter. At this point, it’s a good thing for the Mets to hold on to Carson. If the Pirates would take Eddie Kunz then this would be a great deal for the Mets

Brett Myers for Josh Thole and Bobby Parnell. First off I want no part of Myers and his baggage not only that Ed Wade is out of his fuckng mind if he asked for Thole and Parnell for Myers after giving Lance Berkman to the Highlanders for nothing. If I were the Mets GM and Wade called me with that offer I’d slam the phone down on him.

Carlos Zambrano for Ollie Perez and Lusi Castillo. As per Jon Heyman, Jim Hendry won’t take Castillo in the deal. Even if the Cubs said yes to this it wouldn’t work out financially for the Mets. Z is owed about $55 mil for the next three years, OP and Looie have the Mets in an $18 mil hole for 2011. So as I’ve said many many times it cheaper to DFA both these slugs. If the Mets really wanted to get creative they should revist this deal in the winter and switch Castillo with Frankie Rodriguez and offer that to the Cubs. I guarantee Mets fans will be cursing the K-Rod deal (if they’re not already) starting next year.

I think where some Mets fans miss the point with Mets front office, it’s not that the Mets don’t spend money, they just don’t know how to spend it. That’s why the GM and Manager (because Omar has lost the right to sign another manager) need to be reassigned and younger, hipper more analytical baseball executive needs to be brought in. I would love to see Paul DePodesta brought in or someone like him to go with Omar in his new assignment as Senior of Scouting and Player Development.

Can someone with access to Jerry Manuel , please for the love of God, ask him why he plays Jeff Francoeur every day!

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  1. I need to see Thole play five days a week (he is a catcher), continued improvement from Niese, and can Pelphrey make readjustments, since the league has seemed to make theirs. Ike needs to continue improving, and making more adjustments, even though he is propbably fighting through the rookie wall. If three of those four things happen, I will be happy, these guys can be the core for a long time. If they stay the building course, with another GM & MGR, that would be a double bonus. Gansta J is not an outside the box thinker, he is just not a thinker. Have they done more than five hit and runs all year?

  2. The Wilnots are being sued for $16 Mill for investing (and losing) their employees’ 401k. They needed to be sellers, but who wants what they’re selling? We wouldn’t. Still, if the Mets get hot during the last 2 wks of the season, there’s a chance. Meanwhile, some of these trades are asinine. Lee had a losing record in the Texas ballpark and Oswald has a terrible record against the NL East. Harin takes a liner off the arm and that shows that he was supposed to come to the Mets (karma). Do we really want to be buried under the Zambarno contract? There’s just 1 more yr of most of the bad contracts. Just clear out the Front Office.

  3. If the rumors of the trades that were not made (list on Metsblog) are accurate, I am actually glad that the Mets did not make any deals. The ones that were listed were insane. The fact is, I am already rooting for the Padres & Reds to be in the NLCS, and anyone but you know who in the AL, so I am aware of the fact that the 2-9 road trip was the death knell. Just play the kids. Make it worth it in the long run.

  4. Michael says:

    I eagerly await the start of the championship season.

  5. Michael, I understand that we have interesting conversations here, and I will never understand Mets’ fans who care so much about what the Yankees do, at the same time, why do Yankees’ fans care so much about what the Mets do? As a Mets’ fan, I only really care what the Yankees do, if it directly affects the Mets.My dislike for the team in the Bronx over the last 15 years, has more to do with the people that root for them, more than the team itself. I loved Paul O’Neill, especially after he told his agent, I don’t care if I can get more money elsewhere, this is where I want to play. I already have enough money so that my kids, grandkids and great grandkids will never have to work if they don’t want to. The deal was signed almost immediately. The only people I can’t stand now that are connected with the Yankees are the holier than thou broadcasters (Ken Singleton, not included).

  6. @pfh64

    Respected, pfh64.

    I’m just here to instigate and point out the hardships involved in rooting for the Shake Shackers.

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