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Odds And Ends: Mets, Embree, Olsen, Hoffman, Izzy,

Posted on: August 21, 2008 11:00 am
Edited on: August 21, 2008 1:09 pm

A few notes from around the MLBiverse...

  • Bill Madden says the Mets may be out of luck for a closer, even if Huston Street and Brian Fuentes have cleared waivers and are available. Madden says the price tags are just too high for the Mets.
  • Alan Embree hopes that not being traded is a sign the A's are going to pick up his $3MM option for next season.
  • Scott Olsen said he prefers to be back with the Marlins in '09 but conceded that the Marlins may prefer to move him due to his arbitration eligibility.
  • Kevin Towers would not answer questions when asked if the Padres would bring free agent-to-be, Trevor Hoffman, back in '09. We had heard previously that Towers wants Hoffman to end his career with the Padres.
  • Jason Isringhausen's agent said that his client's "desire is to play [next season]," and they will wait to see if he needs surgery before deciding how to make that happen. Isringhausen is a free agent following this season.
  • Jimmy Rollins made comments to reporters that suggested free agents may avoid signing with the Phillies because of the fans.

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Since: Jun 17, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2008 1:00 am

Odds And Ends: Mets, Embree, Olsen, Hoffman, Izzy

The first thing the Mets must do is dismiss Omar.

The time is NOW for the Mets to make a move for a reliever or two. The Mets stars are aging and unless the Mets do it now; it will be years again.

Mets fans, we have to get Fuentes to make the playoffs. Once the Mets play good teams down the stretch, the bullpen will be exploited and the Mets will collapse again.

OMAR! wake up and trade your darn prospects and build up the worst bullpen in the league.


If the Mets get Fuentes and Street, they beat the Cubs in the NLCS and win the W.S.

Mark my word!

Since: May 16, 2008
Posted on: August 21, 2008 8:32 pm

Odds And Ends: Mets, Embree, Olsen, Hoffman, Izzy,

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