Friday, December 7, 2007

Mets in "holding pattern" in trade market

Omar Minaya was interviewed today on his way out of Nashville, and said that the Mets are keeping their fingers on the pulse of many different trades, and that if something were to happen, it usually happens fast. So stay tuned.

I apologize for not getting a post up quicker. I've been having problems with my laptop (it felt like taking a 6 hour break last night when I was trying to write a presentation, and I couldn't get it to start up). So, that irritated me, and I had to get this presentation written for class as soon as the computer booted up.

One of my friends is creating a better looking banner for this site. I'll put it up sometime tomorrow night hopefully...I've seen some of the stuff he's done before so it should look pretty good. If not, I'll try and find someone else.

Not too much has changed with the Mets in the past day. The Rule V draft was today, and the Mets selected a 24-year-old right-hander named Steven Register, who was drafted by the Rockies in the third round in 2004. Here's a report on Register:

"He's a strike-thrower; he has good command. He's got an average fastball with above-average life that sinks and bores. He can be up to 93 (mph), but he doesn't get a good hip turn or get balanced over the rubber and in turn, he's never quite consistent with his release point and sometimes loses the life on his fastball."

If you check out his stats through the link provided, he sounds like a potential reliever--but that's about it.

The Mets are looking for a new play-by-play guy for their radio broadcasts, and are looking at Tampa Bay broadcaster Andy Freed.

I haven't heard Freed do games before, but I wasn't a big fan of Tom McCarthy, so he can't be any worse than McCarthy.

Jon Heyman says the Mets seem oddly confident in their pursuit of Johan Santana and he can't figure out a reason why. Maybe, Jon boy, it's because the Mets available prospects don't completely suck like many say they do. Who knows?

The Mets tried to trade Aaron Heilman to the Rockies for lefty reliever Brian Fuentes, but talks disintegrated when the Rockies asked for Scott Schoeneweis as well.

I know the rest of the members of "Mets Nation" (the phrase "(Sports team) Nation" should be banned from the English language because it has been ruined by Red Sox fans and "Red Sox Nation"...do you guys own that phrase? Hell no. Don't act like you do) are really sick of these non-stop rumors. I wish I could provide something more substantial, but at this stage of the game it's out of my control.

6 comments:

Thomas said...

yankees nation.

MajorMetsFan said...

Forget about Andy Freed for play-by-play. The guy you want for play-by-play for the Mets is definitely Dave Popkin. There is no reason to settle for less.

While nobody can ever replace the immortal Bob Murphy, Dave is an up and coming radio announcer who knows the game and can dazzle with his presence.

Check out Dave Popkin if you want exciting play-by-play. You won't regret you did !

Seth

Christopher said...

Tom, its not yankees nation its "the gay community" get it right.

Thomas said...

i would tell you to go suck your dick but you don't have one

MajorMetsFan said...

What a shame that both Christopher and Thomas obviously have had very rough childhood upbringings and are sexually deprived and frustrated.

Intelligence and kindness are apparently not their forte. I'm glad they are fans of the scarecrow from Wizard of OZ..."if they only had a brain" !

Seth

Christopher said...

Hey Tom, I think this guy just made fun of us for making fun of each other. How hypocritical. I don't have the time to waste arguing with Seth that every point he attempted to make on myself and Tom are wrong, so I’m not going to do it.

Seth, try not to have too much fun watching your Disney movies, I mean apparently you sure do love that scarecrow. Good Day.

 

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