Re: Milledge to Washington?
- From: CalC <calcarpenter1@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2007 13:42:24 -0800 (PST)
On Dec 1, 2:24 pm, "Micheal Ray" <m...@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"CalC" <calcarpent...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Milledge's problems during Mets dealings:
Meddling with that underage girl
Prior to draft...they knew and signed him anyway as it was overblown
and ultimately ruled baseless.
Was it overblown to the other 11 teams that passed on drafting Milledge in
Too much bling on his first day
How many 18 y/o millionaires in this age wouldn't do that?
Showing up the other team after a home run
By high fiving fans. I actually didn't mind that at all, although I
can see the pitcher getting upset.
Showing up late to practice
No excuse punish him and be done.
Pulling the "It's my first drink" stunt
Producing a rap album with shady lyrics
Silly and stupid but again most 20-21 year olds are in minors w/o the
wherewithall to do this or it flies under the radar. Stupid but not
Acting like a crazed animal late last season, getting himself ejected
when his team really needed him.
Agreed stupid the suspension more than ejection. Again age will likely
bring maturity there.
The Mets drafted Milledge in 2003 when many in the baseball community were
concerned with his behavioral antics; in the subsequent four years, it
doesn't look like the Mets have succeeded in proving those other teams
all which leads back to why trade him now? He has talent to spare let
him develop and his value rise and THEN trade him if you must so Fred
(Rogers) Wilpon can have have nice little neighborhood again.
Well, the Mets held back from including Milledge in previously discussed
deals for Manny Ramirez and Barry Zito, only to see his value decrease in
the interim; according to your logic, they should have continued to hold
onto him, with the hope that his value suddenly increases? What happens if
his value continues to decrease?
Ultimately THAT was what it was about as was Benson (Anna and her act)
gettting traded (no loss though), and not bringing back LoDucca
I think that, with both Benson and Lo Duca, their respective values
decreased to the point where neither was the worth the trouble. Indeed, if
you can make a case for re-signing to a multi-year deal a 36-yr-old catcher
coming off a season in which he threw out nobody and posted an OPS+ of 80,
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As for Benson I never liked him but face it the decision was made
because of Anna only. As for Lo Duca here goes a quick one and mind
you I'm not in favor of any big deals for him because he's not that
good a hitter anyway but factor this his CERA went Waaaaay down when
he came to the Mets. Also his CS% was up near 30% before coming and
hovering at 20% since. Ramon Castro who is a far superior catcher and
who IMHO I would give much more time to if you are looking to go
defensive was also horrible this year throwing people out. The catcher
is useless in this endevour if Mets pitchers are doing a shitty job of
holding runners on....which at first glance appears at least partially
As for being overblown he was never charged with anything let alone
having to be found not guilty. It was a story that only had legs
because of rumor and the fact his overzealous HS principal threw him
out based on it....after he played them to a state championship and he
was useless to them of course.He was not the top player in the country
either so to say 11 passed might not be accurate.
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