Archive for October, 2009

For Mets, Starting Pitching Should Be Their Top Priority

October 25, 2009

I was one of the millions who witnessed the outing that Angels’ right-hander, John Lackey, had in Game 5 of the ALCS last Thursday night against the Yankees. Prior to that gutsy performance, I had my doubts regarding Anaheim’s ace. I still do. Lackey recently turned 31 on Oct. 23rd. Is he worth the money? Will he have to undergo arm surgery similar to that of set-up man, J.J. Putz, an obvious bust?

Mets Blog’s Matthew Cerrone has reported that Jon Heyman of SI.com believes the Mets brass will pass on the Angels stopper and pursue other financial interests most likely, a left fielder. This assessment leads me to wonder if perhaps the organization is feeling a bit embarrassed due to their team’s inability to hit the long ball as opposed to parading Pat Misch and Nelson Figueroa out to the mound every fifth day.

If the Mets head into the 2010 season without addressing last season’s starting pitching woes, manager Jerry Manuel won’t last beyond the Memorial Day weekend.

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Mets Ownership, GM, and Manager Back for 2010

October 13, 2009

Hey Mets fans, I apologize for being so lazy regarding this blog. As you may or may not care, our beloved Metsies are most likely watching the playoffs just like we are. The Yankees have moved on to the American League Championship Series and the St. Louis Cardinals have been eliminated.

In the meantime, I’ve been listening to WFAN’s Mike Francesa as he practically has a coronary ripping into Mets GM Omar Minaya and COO Jeff Wilpon for delivering a broken down Pinto and passing it off as a shiny new Cadillac this past season. Thanks Mike, you don’t have to be Joe Garagiola to realize that the Mets need power and a legitimate number two starter behind Johan. But who?

Best case scenario: Holliday and Halladay, as in Matt and Roy. Ladies and gentleman, it’s the Matt and Roy Show, starring Mets manager Jerry Manuel or bench coach-in-waiting, or bench coach X. You heard Ownership, folks, Omar and Jerry “must” step it up. Hey, it could be the Jerry and Omar Show instead. Did somebody say “distraction?”

Wilpon understands how much is at stake so he’s already started creating distractions of his own, calling out the Los Angeles Dodgers medical staff and accusing them of being more incompetent than his own medical staff.

Oh great, the Phillies have just scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning to take a 5-4 lead.

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