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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Glad I'm a Red Sox Fan, Too

It's much more fun rooting for the Red Sox than the Mets these days, although the Yankees have been making it tough to feel too optimistic. Thank the baseball gods for the AL Wildcard.

Since Jason Bay obviously wants no part of the Mets (or they just haven't gotten around to making a five-year contract offer), the Red Sox should sign him as the DH. That way, the OF defense remains outstanding, and the offense improves. The only big problem is Big Papi. Is it time to release or salary-dump their biggest clutch performer of the past decade? Yes.

Big Papi has one year left, for $12.5 million in 2010. There is a team option with no buyout for 2011 for another $12.5 million which obviously will not be picked up. There could be a team willing to take him on as DH for one year, maybe with Boston paying a bit of his salary. David Ortiz is listed as being 34 years old, by the way. I don't believe it.

© Judy Kamilhor 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

To Rebuild or Not to Rebuild, Is that the Question?

Mets Police link

On Fox Sports, Bob Klapisch posted the above article on December 19, 2009. Mets Police responded with the link under the Klapisch link above.

The following is my comment posted on the Mets Police site:

"If I trusted the management of this team, yes, rebuilding would be the dramatic and creative approach to fixing this team. 

But I don't, and neither does anyone else, so I prefer continuing with the guys the Mets have now, with a few free agents brought in like Bay, a less-greedy catcher than Molina, and some guys like Sheets/Mulder/Bedard on incentive-laden deals. 

When that fails to produce a play-off team, then fire Minaya and rebuild the management structure (getting rid of Jeff Wilpon from his position of total power would be the place to start)." (posted as kami haiku gmail)

If I had posted it on my haiku blog, I would have said:

don't rebuild the team
until you fire and rebuild 
the Mets' front office

Off-Season's Greetings and Happy Holidays to all!

PS: Dear Jason Bay: If you don't want to play for the Mets, just say so!

© Judy Kamilhor 2009