Re: Mets making Wagner decision a tough one?
- From: "Got Any Gum ?" <gotanygum@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2005 01:11:44 GMT
here is what the philly media is saying
Wagner is a Country boy..............he hates cities
The Mets are trying to show him Country areas to live in
In philly.............he already has that
So the $$$ offer would have to realy knock him out for him to leave philly
phillys offer is one he likes dollar wise.........except he wants 4
years.........phillies are offering 2 years
"Met-in-PR" <orb@xxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>I think the Mets will want to move quickly with signing either Hernandez or
>Molina, to even improve the chances of landing Wagner. Next few weeks will
>be interesting. From Newsday.com:
> Awaiting word on offers
> BY KEN DAVIDOFF
> STAFF WRITER
> November 26, 2005
> Omar Minaya lives to acquire high-profile players, so it was no shock
> Friday to hear the Mets' general manager refuse to rule out yet another
> Manny Ramirez pursuit - even in the wake of the Carlos Delgado trade. Call
> it a case of Omar being Omar.
> But the Mets have more immediate needs at the moment, and with that in
> mind, they have made initial contract proposals to free-agent catchers
> Ramon Hernandez and Bengie Molina.
> "I let them know that I have two offers out there," Minaya said Friday in
> his first public comments since the Delgado trade. "They're both very good
> catchers. We might possibly go the trade route as well."
> Minaya acknowledged that more negotiating likely will be required to land
> either catcher. The Mets appear to prefer Hernandez over Molina, and both
> players figure to receive three-year contracts for about $7 million per
> season. The Devil Rays' Toby Hall and Marlins' Paul Lo Duca both can be
> had in a trade.
> The Mets also are waiting to hear back from closer Billy Wagner, whom they
> offered a three-year, $30.25-million contract with a $10-million team
> option for 2009. The option automatically vests if Wagner finishes 60
> games in 2008. Wagner plans to take the weekend to contemplate his
> choices, although he recently told MLB.com that the Mets are the
> The catchers also figure to think through the weekend, which a
> tired-sounding Minaya wouldn't mind. Speaking from the Dominican Republic,
> where he went to spend Thanksgiving with his family, Minaya said he hopes
> to get some down time after landing Delgado and wooing Wagner.
> Washington Heights product Ramirez, who has informed the Red Sox of his
> desire to be traded, seems like far less of a Mets necessity now that
> Delgado is on board. Nevertheless, while not acknowledging Ramirez by
> name, Minaya didn't shut himself out of any future moves.
> "We should always find ways to be creative, to improve the team," Minaya
> said. "If there's a player available via free agency or a trade, any
> player that's available via a trade or free agency, we are going to
> explore it."
> So don't be surprised if Minaya gets together with the Red Sox during the
> winter meetings next month. But in order for a Ramirez-to-the-Mets
> transaction to take place, one person familiar with the situation said,
> the Red Sox would have to drop their demands considerably and the Mets
> would have to move some additional payroll. And that doesn't even factor
> in the reality that Ramirez must approve any trade.
> "There are clubs interested in our guys who make money," Minaya said
> optimistically. He would love to move starting pitchers Kris Benson and
> Steve Trachsel, although Trachsel, like Ramirez, has the right to turn
> down any trade.
> The Mets also want a new second baseman, although they'll probably have to
> pay nearly all of Kaz Matsui's $8-million salary to unload him to another
> As Minaya continues to try to fill holes, he acknowledged Friday there is
> some work to be done on Delgado. Minaya said he will discuss with Delgado
> the first baseman's much-publicized decision to not stand for "God Bless
> America," although he expressed confidence that it won't be an issue.
> The GM also confirmed that special assistant Tony Bernazard has spoken
> with Delgado this week; the two had significant tension last winter when
> the Mets tried to sign Delgado.
> Minaya called the tension between the two "not the way it's been painted,"
> yet Delgado himself acknowledged to Newsday last spring that he requested
> that Bernazard exit the talks.
> Let's Go Mets!!!
> Now we will understand what he has meant to this club: The Mets without
> Piazza are like a pastrami sandwich without the pastrami.....Mark Herrman
> from Newsday.
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