Bye Bye Bay-by, Bay-by Good Bye !

So Mets fans are you happy now? We all wanted to be rid of Jason Bay and his unproductive bat and Debbie Downer body language and the Mets have granted us that request. The club sat down with Bay and worked out a deal where Bay gets the full $21 mil he’s owed on his contract. It looks like the club and Bay have structured a deal where some of the $21 mil is deferred, how much that helps the team this off season remains to be seen.

I think by now it’s clear that Sandy Alderson does not deal in emotions when it comes to this team.  We saw it last off season when after approaching  Jose Reyes’ agent during the season to talk contract extension and was told that Reyes would rather test the free agent waters. When the season was over Reyes’ handlers wanted the Mets to make an offer and were told by Alderson that he was not about to set the market price and it would be in Reyes’ best interest to get an offer and get back to him. They did with the only offer out there from the Marlins of 6 years and $106 mil, to which Alderson said, “enjoy South Beach”. It was the right move.

As we have seen with Luis Castillo, Oliver Perez and D.J. Carrasco, Alderson has no problem approaching the Skill Sets with the recommendation of eating salary. Even with all the red ink flooding Citi Field, the move was still made to eat Bay’s remaining contract however it is structured is a positive move.

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YOUR MOVE JEFFEY

I would love to work for Jerry Manuel. No matter how much you fuck up, the guy never gets angry. I mean if I were the manager of the Mets, after the Dan Uggla home run in the 3rd inning I’d have gone down to the clubhouse, taken out my cell phone and called Omar Minaya and let him know either you release, waive or trade Ollie Perez or I’m going to keep trotting his sorry ass out there every fifth day and I’d let the media and the fans know that any questions you have about Perez go see Omar or Jeffey.  How much patting on the ass can you do with this guy? Enough! Call Scott Boras, try to work out something to pay Perez off and end this.  And you want to know why the Mets get no respect around baseball. Same thing when Charley Manuel called out the Mets as sign stealers when the Rockies called out the Phillies for that offense, Jerry Manuel just laughs instead of  sticking up for his team and going off on that inbred hillbilly fuck. The Mets as a franchise love to get kicked in the ass but never kick back and you want to know why no one is showing up at $iti Field.

Maybe instead of looking to buy a sucky hockey team, the Skill Sets should make an investment in ridding themselves of Oliver Perez.  By the way, can Gary Cohen put the violin down for Ollie, I don’t feel sorry for him, the guy is set for life financially and he has his health, he can’t pitch anymore he’s done good bye.

The longer they keep Perez around the closer the Mets get to deflating this team. I still say with the way the NL is the Mets can still contend for a post season spot but they need some leadership from management. Show the fans and your players you’re serious about competing and cut Perez, if you have to pay off the whole contract then do it. Sure it’s not my money but if Jeffey Skill Sets is crowing about buying the Icelanders and building an arena then you have cash that Bernie Madoff didn’t steal from you. Put that money to good use and buy out Ollie Perez. Maybe if ownership showed they give a flyin’ fuck about this team they wouldn’t be playing to 30,000 empty seats at $iti Field.

I’m sure when the players see it’s Perez’ turn to pitch they know that have no chance of winning that game. Perez is sucking the life out of this team and sending a message that all the talk about committing to winning by the Skill Sets is just a bunch of bullshit . You want to show a commitment then dump Ollie and quite frankly it may be time to dump the manager as well. I don’t hate Jerry Manuel and it’s not all his fault this team is inconsistent or his offense is stagnant but maybe a shakeup in the managers office is needed both for Manuel and the Mets. Its’ tough to manage knowing your on a week to week watch. I might be time to just get the inevitable over with.

Mets ownership takes us for jerks but the truth is we are much smarter than they are. Show you care and we will too.

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FOR IKE DAVIS IT’S NOT “GOOD-BYE” BUT “UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN”

I’m having a tough morning concetrating as I’m still stunned over the events last night on “24″ STUNNED!!!!!

Anyway, The Mets have assgined Ike Davis to the teams minor league camp but this is just a temporary assignment for a couple of reasons, the Mets have a habit of rushing guys up through the ranks so for the first month of the season the trio of Murphy, Jacobs and Tatis for better or worse will man the first sack. Second, it delays the arbitration clock on Davis which is most like the real reason he was sent down.

Remember April showers bring May flowers and that’s when our slugging chrysanthemum will return.

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…….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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WAVE GOOD BYE TO 2009 BELTRAN TO THE DL

 

As per Adam Rubin Carlos Beltran is going on the 15 day DL Ken Takahashi is going to Buffalo and Pat Misch comes up to NY

As Per Mike Francesa F-Mart is on the way back to Flushing

hide the shoe laces and sharp object.

Baseball like it ought to be, MY ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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