As Sandy Alderson continues to hire his buddies and show no urgency in hiring a manager, he needs to consider bringing Orlando Hudson to the New York Mets. Hopefully Alderson will finally cut loose the dead weight that is Luis Castillo. The Mets should have signed Hudson in 2009, but instead they let him go to the Dodgers. Once again the Mets had another chance earlier this year to sign Hudson, but Omar didn’t. Since things are […]
The Mets make 2 important changes by firing Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel. Not much has happened since. As the Mets take their sweet time looking for a general manager there are still a lot more changes that need to be made. 1) The Ballpark: Citi Field is just too big! I know we’ve been saying that for the last 2 seasons but the Wilpons refuse to bring in the fences. All you look at […]
Jayson Stark of ESPN hands out his annual awards including MVP’s Josh Hamilton and Joey Votto, Cy Young’s Felix Hernandez and Roy Halladay, the guy everybody said the Phillies were crazy for replacing Cliff Lee with. That last part was added by myself. Also among the victors, he listed the spoils… chief among them were Oliver Perez of whom he writes, It wasn’t easy to hand the ever-popular Cy Yuk Award to someone who doesn’t […]
Andy Martino of the Daily News reports that Oliver Perez has asked the Mets for permission to play winter ball in Mexico and that the front office is discussing the idea. The Mets will likely allow Perez to play, a source said, but are looking into the legal ramifications. When a veteran with a long-term contract participates in winter ball, there are liability issues to work out, such as who is responsible in the event […]
This latest media hub bub regarding three Mets really has my blood boiling. No, not about what you think – the fact that it’s a story to begin with, that’s what gets me. I guess the Mets having another subpar season isn’t enough for local sports writers these days and adding fuel to the Mets fans fires with the three particular players in question will sell more papers, I suppose. I actually don’t have a […]
It’s September 7th and the Mets are no where near contention for a playoff spot. With the season winding down and no playoff birth in site, this is where the Mets and their fans begin to look at the off season. One task the Mets’ new GM will have this off season is to unload Oliver Perez and his awful contract. The problem is Perez has no trade value, and Jerry Manuel has done nothing […]
There’s some good news and there’s some bad news about Oliver Perez. The bad news is he’s under contract for the 2011 season. The good news is that 2011 is the last year of Ollie’s contract. 2010 is done for the not so amazin’ Mets. Hopefully 2011 will be better for the Mets. The Mets have a lot of questions next year and one big question is what will be done with Oliver Perez. Perez […]
The Mets so far have had one of the best seasons of any team in Major League Baseball…seriously. I know you must think Spector’s finally lost it. Follow me on this one. The Mets this season have fielded about 15 players who have actually contributed – a far cry from the normal 25 man roster. Let’s reminisce and go back to early Spring – Port St. Lucie – when hope was abundant – when we […]
In Doug’s Dugout today we discuss: The Status Quo, Changes, and other mindless random thoughts. The best part of going on vacation is returning to the comforting surroundings of home. At least, that’s what I tell my kids. If you don’t like sleeping in your own bed then buy a new mattress. Came back from two weeks in Maine (a plug for Acadia National Park) and was sad to learn the Mets are in the […]
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