ON OPENING DAY, LET ‘EM WEAR 8

 

The Montreal Canadians conducted a beautiful tribute to Gary Carter complete with a moving, emotional video tribute and an appearance by Youpi

The Mets have not yet announced what they will do to honor Kid, so if I may, let me make a suggestion. How about on opening day, every member of the Mets uniform personnel wear CARTER 8 on their brand new 50th Anniversary uniform jerseys.  Then after the game, each Met autographs the jersey he wore and auction it off for charity with the money going Carter’s Foundation.

I feel this would be perfect tribute to not only a great Mets player but as we’ve seen that last few days a man who touched so many lives.

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WHO’S THE CAT WHO WON’T COP OUT WHEN THERE’S DANGER ALL ABOUT…..

ALDERSON!!!!!!

RIGHT ON!!!!!!

How did he do it? How the hell did Sandy Alderson pull off this deal with the Brewers? Did the though tof crossing Sandy Alderson make Doug Melvin panic (you know that Alderson is a bad mother………shut your mouth I’m talkin’ about Alderson)

All it cost the Mets was about $6 mil to get rid of a suffocating contract and 2 PTBNL . I don’t care if Alderson got a case of Gorman Thomas rookie cards and 100 Don Money Bobbleheads plus a few cases of Pabst Blue Ribbon (for the hipster Mets fans) this is not just a great deal but a swift and accurate one as well.

Be proud Mets fans we’re back in business. Carlos Beltran is on the clock

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JEFFY I’M BEGGIN’ PLEASE!!!!!

RELEASE THIS MAN NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PAY HIM HIS MONEY AND SHOW HIM THE EXIT OUT THE TOME SEAVER END OF CITI FIELD. I CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!!!!!!!!!!! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD JEFFEY PULL THE FUCKING TRIGGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGRRRRRRRRRUUUUUUUUUUUUHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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KEEP THE PHILLY TRASH OUT OF $ITI

A blog called Phillies Nation (how original? a better name should have been “We Have A MLB Team in Philly? Who Knew?) is trying to organize a trip to $iti Field for the Aug 21-23 Amazin’s and the Scrapple eaters. They have hit a bit of a stumbling block as the tickets are hard to come by and it seems the citizens of Philadelphia are upset that they can’t use their WIC cards to make the purchase:

In talking with Mets ticket representatives, it appears that they will be unlikely to accommodate most group ticket requests because there are so many. The only tickets that are definitely available are about $100 (bottom bowl, along foul line) and renting a bus to NYC is more expensive than to DC; therefore if we run a trip, it will be close $140 per person.

Since that is more expensive than our previous trips, I wanted to see if fans are interested in shelling out that kind of money to see the Phillies humiliate the Mets. There are only enough tickets for one bus, so only about 50 people could attend. If you or your friends are interested in going, please fill out the form below and when the details are finalized, you will be among the first contacted to reserve spots.

$140 bucks is expensive? Bunch of fucking brokesters. I spend more than that on bottled water. Keep your busted ass’ home besides if you all go out a rob a couple of convenience stores  to make money and you do make the trip don’t come through Staten Island as I’ll have the Kranepool Society posse on high alert as every port of entry will be covered you Tasty Kake eating blow hards

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THE MORE LASTING MILLEDGE SPEAKS, THE MORE THE METS LOOK SMART FOR DUMPING HIM

You know what? All you LMillz haters out there you may be on to something. Check out this post from the Chico Harlan’ Washington Journal.

 

A part of me loves the rebellious attitude that Milledge has but a another part of me the baseball fanatic in me, takes away from this interview that Milledge really has no passion to excel at playing big league baseball.  You read how Milledge didn’t take to being told to come out to the ball park three to four hours before a game to do game preparation. In fact the way Milledge prepares for a game is down right disturbing:

 

 LM: Because nobody else can play the game for you. Nobody else is going to give you the money. Nobody is going to give his spot up for you. If I was to walk away from this game today or I wasn’t able to compete at this level anymore, then I have no regrets. I did it my way. Nobody else told me what I need to do. I didn’t try nobody else’s way. I tried my way. And if I just couldn’t play this game, I can live with that. But I couldn’t live with failing by trying somebody else’s way.

 

Q: OK, you keep talking about ‘your way,’ but what does that mean?

 

LM: You know, there’s always a thing where, oh, rookies have to be here 2-1/2 or three hours before stretch. No. I’m not gonna be here three hours before stretch. If you’re here and you get your work in, it shouldn’t matter how early you’re at the field. You know what you need to do. That’s fine. You don’t have to be at the park three, four hours before the park if you don’t want. You don’t see nobody clocking in three or four hours before they have to show up to work. So, I mean, some people feel like they have to get here to read the newspaper or do crossword puzzles or get their mind ready. I feel like I come to the park, I have 45 minutes of stuff I have to do to get prepared for practice and get ready for the game. Five minutes might be watching videos. Fifteen minutes might be going in the cage. And then getting whatever other work I need.

 

I have always been on record here as a Milledge fan but I have to say the way Milledge portrays his pre game habits tell me he will be out of baseball in about a year or two. 5 minutes of video? 15 minutes in the cage? Are you fucking kidding me? Where is your passion to play baseball? Milledge has none. This kid (and that could be an insult to children) has more talent but is lacking the work ethic and determination to take that talent to the next level. The biggest crime here is there are guys toiling in the minors would do just about anything to have the talent that Milledge is wasting.

 

It’s shocking really when you look at Dan Murphy who would sleep at the ball park if he were allowed to and D-Wright who was Cliff Floyd’s personal man servant in his rookie year and has gained the admiration of the vets and formed a life long bond with Floyd. I feel sad for Milledge because unless he has an Epiphany and changes his thinking, all he’ll turn out to be is some overweight ex-player who when Wright goes into the Hall of Fame will go around telling people that he once played on the same team as Wright and no one will believe him.

 

Tip of the Mets cap to Mack’s Mets and Baseball Musing for the links.  

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WHOA! NOW THAT’S GANGSTA’ SEE YA DIRTY DUANER

As per METSBLOG Duaner Sanchez has been given his release as so the Mets are off the hook for the majority of his salary. This goes to my post yesterday that money is tight in the Kingdom of Skill Set and in order to add a player you have to cut some payroll.

The question is does this mean they are saving up to bring Petey back or is Will Ohman on his way to St Lonesome?

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WHY LIVAN?

I think I’ve given up on trying to figure out the ways and means of Omar Minaya. I see where he has signed Livan Hernandez and even though it’s a minor league deal and in order to cash in he has to make the team, I still don’t get it. Wouldn’t that money be spent on something the Mets need like a lefty reliever? I don’t know how much Will Ohman is looking for but it can’t more than the $1 mil they Mets set aside for Hernandez, by the way if Ohman is looking for more than that he needs to wake up and smell the disinterest from the other 29 teams in baseball for his services.

 

The Warlord is in camp and dropped a bombshell that he is thinking of using Gimp Castillo in the 1 hole and dropping Jose Reyes to the 3 hole, in order to get Gimp’s bat going. I got to think Jose, Jose, Jose will be not be pleased with this.

 

Freddy Garcia had some bold words about gaining a spot in the starting rotation. If he’s as healthy as he says and can walk the walk his signing could be a huge coup for Omar and the Mets as a healthy and effective Chief is ace material.

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FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELT, 3 MORE YEARS OF OLLIE!!!!

No fourth year but the money was sweetened so I guess Scott Boras saved some face but you have to wonder what took so long? How tough a negotiation was this? 3 years/$36 mil is a victory for Omar and the Mets in terms of years and money. So now what? Now that the pitching has been addressed will the need for an outfielder with some pop be added? Can the Mets be happy with a projected 7-8-9 in the lineup of Schneider-Castillo-Pitcher De Jour? Can Gimp handle the two hole anymore so that Ryan Church get take the 7 hole with Schneider moving to 8?  Still more questions than answers with 12 days to go before pitchers and catchers report to St Lonesome Time to stock up on the Pepto Bismal

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“OH THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL, BUT THE BASEBALL TALK WILL BE DELIGHTFUL TONIGHT ON PRO BASEBALL CENTRAL”

Forget the bone chilling cold and the snow and the general suckiness of winter, it’s just 39 days until pitcher and catchers report to spring training and it’s Thursday so you know what that means kids “it’s PRO BASEBALL CENTRAL night” and we finally have some hot topics to discuss whether it’s Derek Lowe to the Braves and which way the Mets turn to fill their starting rotation. Is Omar a genius or is getting schooled by Scott Boras? Is Manny to the Mets really dead or is there some hope of it happening? What spots on the Mets 25 man roster are up for grabs come spring time in St Lonesome?  How much more money can the Steinbrenner Crime Family shake out the public coffers for their pleasure palace and how about the humongous set of balls attached to Rand Levine’ three piece set?  

 

These are just some of the questions I hope to answer along with your help so tune in and join in by calling our call in line (646) 595-4462 on Blog Talk Radio at 9PM EST tonight.

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WILL THE METS BE UP FOR SALE?

How much does this Madoff Securites scam really hurt the Mets? From the report I read on CNBC.com, Sterling Equities may have lost over $300 mil in this big time rip off of investors by Bernard Madoff who is so much a big scumbag that his own sons turned him in. Beside ripping off private investors he stole money from charities as well.

So what does this mean for the Mets, Brooklyn Cyclones and SNY all of which fall under the Sterling Equities corporate umbrella? Does it mean that the Skill Sets have to bring in a partner a la Nellie D or worse put the team up for sale? How much does this effect the payroll and the pursuit of other free agents?

This looks to become a huge story  as it would be a shocker if the Skill Sets had to sell even a 50 % share of the club and they just might if they have to make up for their loses.

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