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It's time for change. Let the purge begin.

Posted on: July 22, 2009 10:19 pm
Edited on: July 22, 2009 11:58 pm
 

This latest fiasco should be the final straw in Omar's 5 year reign. The Mets Czar(which means Caesar btw) should be removed at season's end. There can be no more enabling and excuses. The Bernazard incidents indicate an organization spinning out of control and it's head man is doing nothing while Rome burns. The Mets version of Nero must be held accountable. It's no longer funny. It's downright embarrassing. Rome got rid of Nero and regrouped.

Why is Minaya waiting until this weekend to talk to Bernazard? Pick up the phone, set up a meeting in a Princeton hotel and fire him at 2 AM. That's Omar's usual modus operandi isn't it? Once again, we see inaction. He should have acting after the first incident involving K-Rod in the bus. The threatening of minor league players was before the all-star game. How could this guy still be working here? At minimum, he should have been suspended. And if he truly didn't know, what kind of pipeline does this guy have? It's inexcuseable under any scenario.

This latest disgrace, coupled with the embarrassing series lost to the woeful Nationals , should alert the apathetic Wilpons that it's time to look at the lack of leadership in their organization. Wednesday's line-up featured Angel Berroa, Cory Sullivan and eventually Fernando Tatis(for a tossed Castillo). All 3 were waiver wire pick-ups who Omar tries to peddle as MLB talent and depth. They were waived because they are failures. Why continue to pick up others garbage? Btw, does tossing Castillo constitute dwarf tossing?

This organization needs systematic change. They must deviate from how they've drafted, traded and gone after or not gone after free-agents. There needs to be a concrete and well-thought out plan which obviously has not been in place. Professionalism, logic and dignity needs to be enacted. This administration doesn't have a clue what they are.

That means at season's end, severing Minaya's relationship with the Mets and firing Bernazard and Pena as well. Then hire someone who can get this pathetic organization back under control in terms of health and talent. There are people out there. Buck Showalter and Gerry Hunsicker are but 2 names. This latest fiasco and the hesitancy of the GM to once again wait and not act has to end. It's over.

The owners of this organization need to show it's fan base they care and appreciate them. Putting out a team that chokes in consecutive years(please don't deny they didn't last year) was bad enough, but this team that is currently donning the Mets uniform is a true disgrace. They can't even compete.  They are literally unwatcheable. That's unacceptable. In fact, it's shameful.

Injuries happen and sometime in bunches. Sure you struggle, but good organizations have depth and a plan. Coming into the year they were flawed and thin. It was delusional to think no injures would occur especially with a 1B man who was injury prone and aging. The backend of the rotation was suspect before the opening pitch. The bench was far from a good one. The talent was top heavy with a few stars and virtually no truly good secondary or role players. Then when it came time to go to the minors...

Then we saw the minor league system fail spectacularly not only @ the MLB level, but also @ the AAA level(worst record in the minors) and the AA level(3rd worst record in minors). The Mets top prospect was such a flop, he literally fell on his face and then went on the DL and then was operated on. That's the 3rd straight year, this pumped up Alex Escobar wannabe was injured for a long period of time. One of their supposed top minor league pitchers(Mejia) is on the 7-day DL as well. They have one player in the entire organization not named Sheffield, with double digits in HRS and that's Ike Davis(he has 12 total). Again, it's almost comical. I mean that in the classic sense(as in Dante).

The final straw to me was listening to the GM of this team yesterday on TV, spin such nonsense that Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez could have a had a quilt for those cold April days in Queens. I mean he praised the minor league system which the overwhelmingly majority of baseball feels is among the worst in MLB and then his medical staff which has been under fire all year. When asked about a bright spot, he had the temerity to mention Castillo, his 25 million dollar boondoggle, who on cue let a groundball any good 2B man would have fielded, get through to put runners on the corners. It was not only painful to listen to, but downright insulting. It was beyond arrogance, it was hubris.

Now, I can't let Manuel off the hook because he's Omar's hire. Though it's not his fault he has no talent on the field, he's far from a genius. He's simply collateral damage. He goes with the purge. Jerry can take his MLK and Gandhi books with him for comfort. I suggest he pick up the Tao te Ching( The Classic of the way and it's power) as well.

In closing, I believe only through real change at the top can this organization start to heal itself. Let's not delude ourselves into thinking the Wilpons' will sell this team. That of course would be the best thing. Since that won't occur, the next best thing is firing those making the on-the-field decisions. That means the 3 stooges(Minaya, Bernazard and Pena) must be replaced with competent and professional people who know how to hire, delegate and hold people accountable. Then and only then can we have a team all Mets fans can be proud of. Then we can truly say LETS GO METS!


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Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: July 26, 2009 6:28 pm
 

It's time for change. Let the purge begin.

Bernazard had his hand in the 3AM firing of Randolph as well. Perhaps, but Omar made the call and has constantly stated that.

Leadership starts at the top with the Wilpons. Fred and Jeff are calling the shots and they're on different pages. I know Jeff is slowly taking over the daily operations of the team thoughNo doubt. That's why they need to hire competent people to run their franchise who are smart, saavy and strong.

truely don't think Minaya has full control. I don't think it's his call on the firing of Randolph, Bernazard, or Trainer Ramirez. Minaya was hired by Fred Wilpon, and like I said Jeff Wilpon has been running the team on a day-to-day basis. Little Jrff needs to step up and fully take control and get the guys he wants!  Joey Cora may be a decent choice as a new Manager. Manuel is the same type of manager that Randolph was, only Jerry knows how to talk circles around the mediaFew GM's have that. However, if it's true Jeff is in control, you can bet Omar will be gone. Word is Jeff has lost faith in him and changed his thinking on him running this show. Adam Rubin of the Daily News has stated this in numerous articles.

but that by no means trade off players or break up the core of Wright/Reyes/BeltranBeltran has to go. He's going to be 33, makes 19 million, has bad knees which is not good playing in spacious Citifield. For the Mets good and his career, he needs to be traded to an AL team like the Chisox. There he can play CF, DH and perhaps be moved to LF in a year or 2. The Mets can still get value for him. That means prospects and possibly a replacement if they trade Martinez.

In order for true change to happen, the Wilpons have to change the way they run the Mets as a bussinessBoth you and I know that's not happening. They lost 700 million because they're clueless. If they were smart, they'd step aside and give the reigns to a guy like Showalter who has proven he can build a team from the ground up. What he did in Arizona was amazing. He had them competitive in 3 years. He set up that organization for their 2001 title, even though he wasn't around to see it.

They'll probably go the half-tuchus route, by firing Minaya and Bernazard, then hiring a former Mets hand like Hunsicker. I could live with that as long as Gerry brought in a really good manager and farm director.

Attitude Reflects Leadership!I agree, but so does intelligence and being wise.



Since: Aug 11, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2009 9:36 am
 

It's time for change. Let the purge begin.

Why is Minaya waiting until this weekend to talk to Bernazard? Pick up the phone, set up a meeting in a Princeton hotel and fire him at 2 AM. That's Omar's usual modus operandi isn't it?

Bernazard had his hand in the 3AM firing of Randolph as well.

This latest disgrace, coupled with the embarrassing series lost to the woeful , should alert the apathetic Wilpons that it's time to look at the lack of leadership in their organization.

Leadership starts at the top with the Wilpons. Fred and Jeff are calling the shots and they're on different pages. I know Jeff is slowly taking over the daily operations of the team though.

That means at season's end, severing Minaya's relationship with the and firing Bernazard and Pena as well. Then hire someone who can get this pathetic organization back under control in terms of health and talent. There are people out there. Buck Showalter and Gerry Hunsicker are but 2 names. This latest fiasco and the hesitancy of the GM to once again wait and not act has to end. It's over.

I truely don't think Minaya has full control. I don't think it's his call on the firing of Randolph, Bernazard, or Trainer Ramirez. Minaya was hired by Fred Wilpon, and like I said Jeff Wilpon has been running the team on a day-to-day basis. Little Jrff needs to step up and fully take control and get the guys he wants!  Joey Cora may be a decent choice as a new Manager. Manuel is the same type of manager that Randolph was, only Jerry knows how to talk circles around the media. 

The talent was top heavy with a few stars and virtually no truly good secondary or role players. 

I agree, but that by no means trade off players or break up the core of Wright/Reyes/Beltran
 
I believe only through real change at the top can this organization start to heal itself. Let's not delude ourselves into thinking the Wilpons' will sell this team. That of course would be the best thing. Since that won't occur, the next best thing is firing those making the on-the-field decisions. That means the 3 stooges(Minaya, Bernazard and Pena) must be replaced with competent and professional people who know how to hire, delegate and hold people accountable. Then and only then can we have a team all Mets fans can be proud of.

In order for true change to happen, the Wilpons have to change the way they run the Mets as a bussiness! You can fire the GM and everyone right on down to the field manager. The new crew will run into the same thing 3, 4, 5 years from now. It happened to Phillips (1997-2003), Jim Duquette (2004), and now Minaya (2005-present), and it will happen to the next GM as well. The Wilpon's have had full control of the Mets since Aug 2002, after taking on Doubleday in a bitter legal dispute and finally to court. And there the bricks were layed.

Attitude Reflects Leadership!




Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: July 23, 2009 3:53 pm
 

It's time for change. Let the purge begin.

You are right, all I can say.



Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: July 23, 2009 1:27 am
 

It's time for change. Let the purge begin.

I really hate to admit it and even say it as I always have hope but I think the season we lost in the NLCS was the last good year. I think its time to rebuild. Its a shame because I've never seen any of my favorite teams ever win a championship and I really thought at the end of 07 that the Mets could really win a championship within the next three years. Guess not... Good blog though. You really know know your stuff.



Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: July 22, 2009 11:19 pm
 

It's time for change. Let the purge begin.

This latest disgrace coupled with the embarrassing series lost to the woeful should alert the apathetic Wilpons that it's time to look at the lack of leadership in their organization. Wednesday's line-up featured Angel Berroa, and eventually (for a tossed Castillo). All 3 were waiver wire pick-ups who Omar tries to peddle as MLB talent and depth. They were waived because they are failures. Why continue to pick up others garbage? Btw, does tossing Castillo constitute dwarf tossing?
Driving home before when I heard the name Cory Sullivan said on WFAN,  I immediately thought to myself  "is it really that bad?" I am still in shock.

After Omar is fired he needs to take a look at the Red Sox organization and do an in depth analysis of things like 1) buying low and selling high on players. 2) Low risk high reward free agents done the right way.  Smoltz, Penny. 3) How to run a farm system and have a constant pool of talent as depth for your team and to deal for mid season bargains.  Today the Red Sox added more depth to make a run acquiring serviceable MLB guys Adam La Roche and Chris Duncan for mid level prospects.  Our AAA get littered with really crappy journeymen who are trying to make a comeback after surgeries. If a part of the team is causing turmoil and problems they part ways, get what they can in return and cut losses.

This is a team game, and I think that there are quite a few selfish undisciplined individuals on the Mets at this point. That is the fault of management.

I share in your disgust.  The whole Sheffield muscle cramping and dehydration thing that I heard this morning was laughable too. Omar and his whole regime need to be taken out back and shot, that includes the medical staff, and anyone remotely associated with day to day operations.


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