Oct 01

Examining Perez’s comments.

Bury him on his pitching, not his comments.

Bury him on his pitching, not his comments.

Here’s what Oliver Perez had to say about coming back to the Mets and the free-agent market: “This is the team that gave me the second opportunity to come back to the majors and I was really happy, but I have to look at everything and see what team gives me the best opportunity to win.”

To look at surface value, if Perez had come through the Mets would be playing this week, perhaps even hosting a game. But, he didn’t. He had 17 no-decisions in 34 starts. Talk about not completing your work.

I don’t think Perez was throwing his teammates under the bus. Perez is not a great speaker and gets overwhelmed at times talking to the media. He has a tendency to speak in cliche, and that’s what he did there. Scott Boras had him primed on what to say during the season and that was a stock quote.

However, the question should be asked whether Perez gives the Mets their best chance to win. If the dollar figures are true of five years at $75 million to start, is Perez the answer? He won 15 games last year and only 10 this season. That’s a huge drop and injuries aren’t to blame.

Do you really want this guy back or should the Mets spend the money elsewhere?

Oct 01

Santana undergoes surgery ….

Johan Santana has arthroscopic surgery today on his left knee to repair a torn meniscus. Mets Medical Director Dr. David Altchek and Team Physician Dr. Struan Coleman from the Hospital for Special Surgery performed the surgery.

Notice how I didn’t say “successful” surgery.

Oct 01

Loose threads ….

What's on your mind?

What's on your mind?

For those not wanting to talk about Mike Francesa, this is what this post is all about. If there’s something else on your mind pertaining to the Mets, let me know here. Have a trade you want to propose? Want to talk about the playoffs?

Want to talk about the Giants or Jets? How about the Knicks? Do it here. Who knows, this could be a trial balloon for a new blog.

Oct 01

Empty barrels make the most noise

And who is more of an empty barrel than Mike Francesa?

His comments stating Ryan Church hates New York were irresponsible and baseless. When you’ve got nothing in a job like his, you have to throw something against the wall and hope it sticks.

Instead of talking to Jon Heyman for his take, why not get Church on the phone? Francesa has the juice to make that happen, but he won’t do that.

When I covered the Yankees, he would come down to Tampa to do his show from the pressbox, but in all those years, not once did I see him in the clubhouse. So, for me, it’s hard to believe it when he passes something off as fact.

There have been so many things, like saying the Mets had no shot at Santana, that were passed off as fact. We should start a list.

Sep 30

Loose threads

What's on your mind?

What's on your mind?

Sometimes you might not want to talk about what I have posted. Sometimes, there are other things on your mind. That’s the reason for this post. I call it “Loose Threads,” for obvious reasons and it is here for you to vent, offer an opinion or ask a question about things not already on the board. Maybe you want to talk about something other than the Mets. That’s OK, too.

I will post it regularly. Hope you have fun.