THE JOSE REYES STORY: A QUINN MARTIN PRODUCTION

Lot’s of noise over Jose Reyes being interrogated by the FBI, concerning Dr. Tony Galea , performance enhancer pusher to the stars, who is under investigation for trying to smuggle HGH into the U.S.

Reyes went to Dr. Galea to take part in his experimental procedure of plasma replacement therapy, hoping it would cure his leg problems last season. Reyes was accompanying by his agent Peter Greenberg and the Mets, even if they weren’t exactly on board with Reyes heading north for this treatment, stand by their player.

Of course the fact that Dr. Galea was trying to smuggle HGH into the country using his assistant as a mule is a big story but because it’s Jose Reyes and Legion of Idiots (a/k/a the Mets front office) it becomes a bigger story.

We’re starting to see that Tony Bernazard had more influence in the organization than he had any right to have. From John Harpers Daily News column today it seems Tony B strong armed his hitting philosophy of having Mets hitters concentrate on hitting to the opposite field, a philosophy that worked as well as his motivational speeches. When the season ended, it looks like Howard Johnson flexed his mussels a bit (it helps that HOJO and D-Wright are joined at the hip) and has pushed his way of hitting on the Mets as a more aggressive type of hitting. Wright of course is on board with this as is Frenchie who let Jerry Manuel know that if he had to hit 80 pitches a day to RF he won’t be coming into camp until the mandatory date of March 2. The revelation of the Bernazard way of hitting, is one more indictment of Omar Minaya’ reign of error. 

It’s March 1st Do you know who your set up man is?

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MR. RICCO TO LEAD THE METS ?

 

This has been a hot rumor for awhile but now our man on the inside, Adam Rubin has put it out there that Asst’ GM John Ricco looks to be the next man to run the Mets as it looks like Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel as well as the coaching staff are as good as gone too.

Ricco is the new breed of GM who has a grasp on stats and can speak in public without stumbling. No offense to Omar but it looks like Jeffey was as embarrassed by Omar’ public speaking as much as we was that Tony B was running wild.

Read the article and see if you get the same feeling I get that the Skill Sets are strapped for dough and will use the  $30 mil to pay off players and Omar and Manuel and not on free agents.

I feel bas for Jerry Manuel as he does not deserve to get fired but there needs to be a purge, a cleansing if you will of the organization and unfortunately Manuel has to go as well.

John Ricco GM. Bobby Valentine MGR. I can get aboard that bandwaggon.

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FIT TO FIGHT ? OR JUST NOT FIT?

Just coming bck from the Magic Kingdom and looking at video of today’s Mets 9-0 win over the Cards and a few things stand out for sure:

When does the training staff take a hit here a la Tony B after the latest hammy buster by Jon Niese. I feel bad for young Niese as he has to go under the knife to fix his ripped hamstring this on top of the news that Gary Sheffield’s hammy is barking (it seems Sheff felt it wasn’t worth his while to run out a ball in the gap for double due to this leg problems and you want to know why this team is in the shitter?) and Jose Reyes “cramp” is now scar tissue. With all the pulled muscles and miss diganosies the whole training and strength and conditioning staff needs to be looked at.

I’m starting to wonder about Daivd Wright? How the hell didn’t he charge the mound and pummel the shit out of Brad Thompson after that fastball wizzed by his head? Don’t give me this “he held his compsure for the good of the team bullshit” this team is going no place but home after Oct 3rd it would have done the team some good to see the face of the franchise show some mettle.

Please excuse the more than usual spelling errors as it is 12:45 AM and I’m beat

Later

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TONIGHT ON PRO BASEBALL CENTRAL

 

On Pro Baseball Central tonight at 9PM EDST on Blog Talk Radio we will discuss the surging Mets and Johan Santana’s performance in Game 1 of the day/nighter plus we’ll keep an eye on Jon Niese in Game 2. We will tie up the loose ends on the Omar/Tony B fiasco and we will have as our guest Shannon Shark from The Mets Police. We’ ll cover those topics plus Mets uniforms, Old Timers Day and a day at $iti Field and you can join in the conversation as well at (646) 595-4462  

If you can’t join us live you can listen to the podcast at our Pro Central Baseball site or right here at TEKS.

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“OMAR, GET OUT FROM UNDER THE BED. YOU HAVE SOME GENNERAL MANAGING TO DO”

 

 

Good move last night by the Mets to call the game and not let Johan take the hill, pitch 2 or 3 innings then go back to a delay and lose him for a start. So today we have a day/night affair with Santana starting the matinee and John Niese pitching after dark.

 

First time I can ever think off Ed (Grey Goose) Coleman actually had something of substance to report as he gave us this gold nugget from his blog on Omar’s state of mind before the meltdown of Monday:

  Here’s what happened and what triggered the outburst that stunned everyone. The press conference start time floated, as, it always seems, everything Met-related does – it was 3:00, then 3:30, then 3:45. The SNY Network – killing time – put Rubin on prior to Minaya’s appearance. Meanwhile, Minaya was watching, along with several players – some friendly with Bernazard – in the Mets clubhouse. Minaya obviously felt that Rubin was gloating over toppling Bernazard, the blood began to boil, some of the players expressed their displeasure, the anger rose and – voila – you had the perfect storm. Minaya carried it from there to the podium, and the rest is history.

 

So Omar got his Latin up and the sight of Rubin set him off. Again the biggest crime that Mnaya committed was he made it personal and not business. Bernazard is a close friend of Omar’s and was close to Jeffey and again this organization takes on a Nixon like persona that they cover up and cover up when they should just practice “the truth shall set you free approach”. Bernazard should have been reigned in a long time ago as this nasty way of his seems to be nothing new, the problem is if you’re going to be a prick you better be a very successful prick to survive.

 

Then Grey Goose tells how he would say hello to Bernazard and never get a reply so the only thing missing in Coleman’s last paragraph is this song playing in the background as he watched Tony B settle off into the sunset :

 One final time – Hi Tony, how’s it going? Don’t worry, he’ll be fine – people like that always make sure they are.

 

 

 

 

I forgot to post this link yesterday from the great Mike Vaccaro of the Post you says it’s time for Jeffey Skill Sets to man up:

 

    But this is 2009, and the cost of rooting for a baseball team is too great to embrace a mindless allegiance. Mets fans have learned to live with — even to embrace — the notion of being the underdog in a city that co-stars the Yankees. But they have been served by an ownership that opened a ballpark stripped of any semblance of the team’s history and operates a franchise that too often has the look and feel of an open mike night at the Comedy Store.

 

Maybe between the fan backlash on the lack of a Mets feel at $iti Field, and this latest Minaya/Bernazard fiasco, the light bulb has gone off in Jeffey’s head that something has to be done in Flushing. According to Wally Mathews, Jeffey said Omar was thisclose to getting fired for his embarrassing display and listening to Little Skill Sets it seems Omar went off the reservation his own and ownership is truly embarrassed  ( I wonder if a certain Used Car Salesman from Milwaukee called in some advice) It may take a big run by the Mets to save Minaya’ job or maybe he stays on but with someone over him in a capacity of President of Baseball Ops. Whatever, this whole week could turn out to be a blessing in disguise for the Mets.

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FORGET TONY B AND OMAR, FIRE JEFFEY!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

Another day in Metsville where the suckitude off the field over shadows the suckitude on the field. As I type this, Tony Bernazard is still employed by the Mets and that is troubling. More troubling is that Omar Minaya is acting like these aligactons against Bernazard are fresh and he is ‘investigating” them. If that’s true Minaya should be fired on the spot as well.

 

I’ve defended Minaya here at this site while ducking the lings and arrows of the FIRE MINAYA brigade but as this Bernazard scandal unfolds it looks like Omar is either clueless of what is going on under his stewardship as the Mets top baseball man or he is a lying sack of shit. Either way due to the facts coming out that Omar has let this loose cannon Tony B run roughshod through the organization Minaya and Bernazard should both be fired like yesterday.

 

Not to rehash my post from yesterday but Bernazard was very smart to buddy up to Jeffey Skill Set but at some point Freddy Skill Set has to tear himself away from his personal pity party of getting fleeced by Bernie Madoff and along with Uncle Saul Katz take over control of the Mets organization before it burns to the ground. All Freddie has to do is look across his estate at his neighbor Charlie Dolan who gave his incompetent son the keys to the World’s Most Famous Arena and turned into the World’s Largest Shit Hole.

 

If Freddy doesn’t take the reins and grab control of the team and re-assigns Jeffey to the corporate wing of the organization, we Mets fans will be looking at the baseball version of the New York Knickerbockers. Freddy and Uncle Saul have to have an intervention with the little jock sniffer Jeffey and remove him from anything to do with the baseball operation. Then the must go in and rip apart the infrastructure of the team’s front office and start over.

 

Freddy needs to go after men like Larry Beinfest, Logan White of the Dodgers, Grady Fuson  and Paul DePodesta of the Padres, Abe Flores, the Angels Director of Player Development, or Jed Hoyer VP and Asst GM of the Red Sox. There are really good, smart baseball people out there and as this organization looks right now, if Freddy must make the ultimate decision to remove his son from any and all baseball decisions and make it known throughout baseball that this is such, what better situation for an aspiring GM would it be to run the NY Mets, to be the man who took the franchise out of the gutter and back to prominence.

 

Please Freddy and Uncle Saul, I come to you with Mets cap in hand SAVE OUR TEAM SAVE OUR FRANCHISE, REMOVE JEFFEY FROM ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE BASEBALL OPERATION IIIIIIIIIII”MMMMMMMMMM BBBBBBBEEEEEEEEGGGGGGGGGGGIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGG YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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“SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND”

 

 

When I first heard about Tony Bernazard went off on the Bingo Mets especially Jose Coronado I admit to laughing my ass off. All I could do was picture in my mind Tony B whipping off his silk shirt and standing in the middle of the clubhouse in a wife beater calling out Coronado, “Yo maricon, who a piece of me”? But when I settled down I realized what an embarrassment this guy has become and the fact that he hasn’t at least been suspended until a formal hearing by the Skill Sets to determine if he should be terminated is even more outrageous.

Someone or a bunch of folks are tired of Bernazard’ act and have been feeding Adam Rubin story after story and even as ignorant as Jeffey Skill Sets is he has to be contemplating firing Bernazard. The problem here is Jeffey has a big man crush on Tony B because he is everything Jeffey wishes he could be. The only difference between Marlins Pres David Samson (another annoying little shit) and Jeffey is the Fish have two World Championships under Samson rein of ridiculousness.

Jeffey is so weak and players and guys like Bernazard see that and play him like a fiddle. Look at all the knuckle heads who have been in the Jeffey Love Nest, John Franco, Rosalita Lieter, Titan Tom Glavine and of course Tony B. Jeffey is as easy to get over on as the fat chick going stag to the High School prom. It’s that weakness of character that is bringing down the organization.

The baseball world is laughing at the Mets and it’s Mets fans who are taking it the worst.

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“HELLO, YOU HAVE REACHED THE SUICIDE HOT LINE. IF YOU ARE A METS FAN, WE’RE SORRY, REST IN PEACE”

I’m still numb from reading this last night via Jon Heyman:

 

Toronto’s request of the Mets for star pitcher Roy Halladay was for top outfield prospect Fernando Martinez, young pitchers Bobby Parnell and Jon Niese and shortstop prospect Ruben Tejada, sources tell SI.com.

 

The Mets responded with a resounding no.

 

 I don’t know what is more stunning that J.P. Ricciardi would take a player plagued by so many injuries he has a handicap plate on his two wheeler, a dime a dozen reliever, a LHP who could be a back end starter maybe, and a teenager for one of the premier starting pitchers in all of baseball or that the Omar Minaya TURNED THIS DEAL DOWN!!!! Well Omar turning down the deal is not stunning in fact (that’s scary) but Ricciardi even offering that to the Mets? Does he hate being with the Blue Jays that much? Is there a secret pact with Minaya to hire Ricciardi as Tony B’s seat filler at $iti Field next year?

 

Ricciardi didn’t even ask for the best prospects the Mets own in Brad Holt, Wilmer Flores, or Jenrry Mejja. 

 

Then after the reports of Minaya turning down this offer Omar holds a news conference during last night’s game that he and J-Man are safe and sound in their jobs.

 

I will now douse myself in gasoline and light my sorry ass on fire.

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METS MANAGEMENT TO FANS: LEAVE US ALONE ALREADY!!!!!!

 

With the New York Highlanders celebrating their annual Old Timers Day today, many Mets are wondering “where’s ours”? And of course managements response is “Yesh, too much work, not interested” Dave the Lawyer who has moved up the organizational ladder from Head Shyster to Minister of Bullshit, claims lack of fan interest, lack of sponsors and it cost too much as reasons for no celebration of the Bruce Boisclair’, Johnny Lewis’ and Roy McMillan ’of our past. So what the Minster of Bullshit in the Court of Skill is telling the fans is the organization is lazy, unimaginative and really couldn’t give a shit about the teams past as we have seen with our new state of the art park that not until there were embarrassed (yet again) Mets management will address (like moving the retires numbers and the old Home Run Apple from the back of the visitors bullpen to maybe a more heavily trafficked area). It seems ownership is in denial about the teams past and as is the case most times have no grip on the feelings of their fan base. If any group of people deserve to be embarrassed it’s Mets fans for having clueless owners in control of our beloved franchise.

It will be great to see Tom Seaver and Nolan Ryan at the 1969 World Championship celebration but the best reunion will be of Nancy Seaver and Ruth Ryan

Man is still taking heat for his crack on the Mets quacks but as we see Gary Sheffield has gone from cramps in the leg to a tweaked hammy. I getting to the point where I think Manuel really doesn’t like being here anymore as that remark tells me he is fed up with the overall ineptitude with the organization.

As much as I think Tim Redding sucks, it’s really not fair what the Mets are doing to the guy just put him out of his misery and stop leaking new to the press then back track but then again what am I thinking only an organization with strong leadership would do that.

By the way why is Tony B the “high ranking official” on this road trip? Where is Omar? Getting his nursing degree?

My 13 yr olds have do or die game today at 2PM it’s win or go home and I’m not ready to end this season. I will be pulling out all stops before the game. I’ve instructed the kids to be at the field by 1PM. I have not shaved in two days so I have a good scruff going. I have a big bag of sunflower seeds that I’ll eat while giving my pep talk and my trusty fungo bat will be in hand and whoever drifts off during my talk will get a shower of shells and the barrel of the fungo pointed at them. The theme will be THE SEASON WILL END TODAY!!!!! I better make sue I do this all the way out in centerfield, it won’t be pretty

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FIRST HAND LOOK AT THE NEW YORK “MESS”

I’m off to $iti Field today for the Mets-Reds and a seat in the Pepsi Porch section and I was all fired up for the trip until I read Adam Rubin’s State of the Mets story and I nealry choked on my everything bagel.

After reading the article it looks like a few people need to get a pink slip and I am ever so closely looking at the seating availability on the FIRE OMAR bandwagon. I’m not ready to but a ticket on the band waggon just yet but it’s clear there needs to be a purge of some front office employees in this organization.

Also in the aarticle Rubin shines some light on the medical issues that plague this team and it seems our anger toward the doctors is misguided as it should be pointed at the Omar, Tony B and the trainers.

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