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Leave It To The Mets

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, May 28, 2009.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    With great fanfair the Mets bring up there next " can't miss" prospect-- Fernando Martinez who in his 2nd major league ever proceeds not to run out a pop up that catcher ends up dropping.


    This type of thing seems to follow the Mets. The last time around it was "can't miss" - Lastings Milliage.
  2. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Milledge = can't-miss-trouble
  3. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Worse - Jerry left him in the game. Claimed afterward that the lack of hustle "wasn't in his character" a day after he said he knew little about him.

    Even with weak division, both manager and GM will be gone after Mets blow third straight playoff run.
  4. Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge Active Member

    Why is it suprising? Mets haven't hustled all year. Wright, Reyes, Beltran, Sheffield have not run out ground balls, slid into bases, etc. If you are a rookie, what team "leader" do you look up to? Who handles discipline? This will not end well for the Mets.
  5. suburbia

    suburbia Active Member

    The Mets have had issues like this since Minaya became GM, likely even longer. Ownership wouldn't pay what it took to get Pinella, so they end up with the bland pushover Art Howe. After that hardly surprising disaster, they bring in Willy Randolph, who tried to crack the whip with Jose Reyes, only to see Reyes quit on him and the Latino players go behind his back to Minaya and Tony Bernazard and get him fired.
  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Don't forget about Alex Ochoa. The Mets next 'Five-Tool Superstar'.

    Or Ryan Thompson (although he did have one pretty good year)

    Or Gregg Jeffries (who did pretty well after he left the fishbowl).

    And don't get me started on Generation K.
  7. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Newsday's Wallace Matthews says Sheff has to be the leader the Mets are looking for.


    Good luck with that.
  8. mb

    mb Active Member

    As worried as I am about the Phils, I'm heartened by the idea of Gary Sheffield, Team Leader.
  9. suburbia

    suburbia Active Member

    Gary Sheffield? Be a leader?

    The Mets should be happy if Sheff just stays content for the entire season and doesn't wreck the clubhouse.
  10. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Jeffries poisoned that team from the beginning.

    He amounted to nothing.
  11. DirtyDeeds

    DirtyDeeds Guest

    Yeah, that's one of the silliest things I've heard in a while.
  12. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Beginning of the NBA-zation of MLB, where players run the teams. To follow: Shitty play, cratering TV ratings.
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