Re: Article re the Mets' failure to trade for Victor Martinez
- From: O'Bob <O'Bob@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2009 04:30:41 -0400
On Mon, 03 Aug 2009 02:27:31 -0400, Ruben <ruben@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 02 Aug 2009 05:01:38 -0400, O'Bob wrote:
I have trouble believing that the inept, inarticulate Omar that
floundered so badly with the press recently can suddenly become a
sharp, composed negotiator. And his recent history bears that out.
What arw we all living in fantasy land because the team is having a subpar
So you want to keep Omar? I think you may be in the minority at this
point, bud. (And not sure what any of this has to do with fantasy
Who the hell negotiated the Santana deal?
Arguably, the GMs for the Yankees and the Red Sox. I'm not trying to
be facetious here, but would the Mets have landed him if both other
teams hadn't mysteriously bailed?
Oh - and BTW - put this in you
pipe and smoke it.... the last two trades with the Indians made us look
like complete asses....
See Roberto Alomar and Carlos Beagra.
Maybe the Indians know something here we don't....or maybe the Wilpon's do.
Or maybe the Red Sox do, who knows? It's always a gamble.
Victor Martinez had 5 hits and 4 RBIs in his Red Sox debut today, but
he could be on the DL tomorrow. Red Sox management usually has good
judgement, but I guess we'll eventually see if he's an Alomar or an
Ibanez. Cliff Lee could end up being a huge bust for the Phillies too.
Who do you see as catcher or first base for the Mets next year? Does
Murphy play 1B every day? Any good catchers becoming available for
I'm honestly curious about what anyone thinks about those questions.
V.Martinez seemed to me, and many others, to be a worthwhile option,
especially at $7 mill per year. And he would have afforded some
leeway for Daniel Murphy. Do the Mets gamble on Murphy as full-time
1st baseman if he's hitting .250 with relatively little power? Very
risky, but no way to move him. If VMartinez were available to platoon
when necessary, the Mets could have hedged that bet as well.
$7 mill for Martinez isn't insignificant, but it should have made
economic sense for the Wilpons, considering the alternatives.
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