Posted on: January 20, 2012 11:37 am
Dear Mr. Wilpon,
Please sell the team. Your financial situation causes my alhohol situation to increase because every off season. I see players that would fit our team go else where because you are broke. I sit there all off season saying "Oh man. He only wants 2 million a year? What a great fit!" Then he is signed elsewhere. Sweet. Then I am forced to watch your bottom of the barrel talent get bashed more often than not because the Mets are so light in the talent department. No wonder David Wright struggles, he has no help. He is the face of the franchise and anyone that has helped him the lineup from the days of 2005 are gone. Mostly because you didn't resign them or traded them off. The only reason the Mets have won games in the past few seasons is because some how, some way, the minor league system had some decent talent in it. Ike Davis, Josh Thole, etc. G.M.s can only find so many diamonds in the rough like R.A. Dickey, but it doesnt matter because they will be gone in the next few years, looking to go somewhere to get a ring. You didn't even have enough money to give Jose Reyes a decent deal. I guess I should help you out. Maybe next time I am in New York I will stop by Citi Field and purchase a few of those 20 dollar Reyes jerseys that are on sale. Maybe I will pick up a Angel Pagan jersey too. Shoot, I need to pick up an Andres Torres jersey. That guy is going to be a real game changer.
Glad we revamped the bullpen, at least you can sell that to us fans.
"If we can possibly get a lead, we will probably win!"
Sell the team. You suck
Thanks for nothing,
Posted on: January 26, 2010 4:27 pm
Jason Bay was a good move Omar. Mets nation would have stormed your office at New Shea if you did not get a big time bat in the lineup. I am not sure if you then went on vacation but I guess you were out of the country when Carlos Beltran got his surgery, but hey it happens. I am thankful you were back in the office to pick up Gary Matthews Jr. but where is the damn pitching???
Jason Marquis- good choice, a reliable guy who does not get hurt?
signs with Nationals
Joel Pienero- a risk but could be worth it.
signs with Angels
Ben Sheets - big risk big reward
signs with A's
Are you serious with this? You are going to go with the exact same starters from last year? The same rotation that 7 starters ended up being hurt? You claimed that the Mets would be built on "pitching and defense" and yet all I see is 1 big hitter and 1 good defensive outfielder. The starting pitching looks horrible from my angle, Omar.
Johan Santana- thank God for him, because after him the talent drops to the C+ range
Mike Pelfrey- Cant be a bigger headcase
Oliver Perez- Dude can't throw a strike
John Maine- good, yet eggshell tough
Who else is there?
Paging Mark Mulder.......anyone? Anyone want to pitch for the Mets?
Posted on: November 13, 2008 2:25 am
Dear Omar and Mets management,
I am writing to you today over concern of the Mets bullpen and the issues the team has. Well I come at you with an idea I have not heard about at all. We have two winners that contributed last year that would be great starting or in the pen. We have some holes to fill dont we? How about Nelson Figueroa and Claudio Vargas? Both had season far above what was expected when they were call upon. Figueroa was good out of the bullpen late in the season and Claudio started the season hot in a big time of need. Combined with Brian Stokes and Joe Smith I think the middle relief would be much better than last year. For example. Nelson's K/9 was 7.19! The highest of his career! He is a soft thrower and most of his runs of his 4.57 era were from the later innings of his starts when batters had seen him a few times. Why not let him do what he does best and see batters just one time through the order? Claudio was 3-2 as a starter and could be another good 5 starter or long relief guy. Yes he era was 4.67, but what do you expect from a 5 starter? How many games did he win his last year with the Brewers Omar? More than Pedro won this year! Let the men pitch! They are also great throwers from the pen as long relief since they both have starting history! Either guy could easily throw 3+ innings a couple times a week if need be. You can add that big closer like Francisco Rodriguez or Brian Fuentes or both and still save some $$$$....looking outward for bullpen help should only be half the answer. Hopefully Duaner Sanchez will be able to figure out his problems and be a strong option as well.
Go Nelson, Claudio, and Brian in 09! The biggest hearts on the team. Guys who will give it their all night after night, what other Mets can you say that about? There is something about guys who have not had the silver spoon and have had to work for everything that makes me think they could do great things.
Thank you Omar for your time,
Posted on: October 15, 2008 9:19 pm
So here we go. The Mets surrender early and head into the offseason with another dissapointment of a season. Well here we go again. What will the free agent market bring? Oliver Perez and Pedro Martinez are both free agents and I would not be surprised if they both leave. Which means who will fill those gaps? Claudio Vargas? Brian Stokes? Both pitched well when called upon during the season or will the Mets have to go out and pay big $$$$ for a mid level name. I do trust Omar to get some good players. I just want to know what the deal is going to be with Luis Castillo, abviously he was the pick of Willie Randolpf, because he did not not see the field very much after the Willie Firing. Fact of the matter is he has a good glove, which makes the middle infield that much better with Jose B. Reyes, but we shall see. Mets Nation seems to be calling for Orlando Hudson, which I would not mind, but will they have to eat the contract? Damian Easley has played well but he is as old as you can get. For all I know, the 2nd base position has been a revolving door. Jose Valentien, Castillo, Anderson Hernandez, Ruben Gotay, and Easley, so who plays there next year? The Mets bullpen will be the biggest place of change I believe this year. Do the Mets end up with Francisco Rodriguez? How about Brian Fuentes as the set up man? I am surprised he didnt come over before the trade deadline, so we shall see. Maybe there are some other names I have not thought of, but we shall see, oh man oh man, this is going to be a long off season.
Posted on: September 16, 2008 4:43 am
Last year around this time for any Mets fan was an absolute terror to watch. This time last year the Mets got back Pedro Martinez, he won his first start, and ended up going 3-0, but I also remember the Mets not being able to put one run on the board as they lost 3-0 as he pitched. The Mets last year when they hit, they couldnt pitch, and would lost a game 8-7, then the next night get pitching and lose 2-0. It was a horrible thing to watch and I cringe as I watch it seemingly happen again. Yes they Mets have the lead and yes, they are playing the Nationals, but dang, they might give me an ulcer. I didnt watch tonights game. I just know Duaner Sanchez got blown up, and David Wright grounded into a double play with the bases loaded. The Mets have the strongest trio offensively in David Wright, Carlos Delgado, and Carlos Beltran, but I am scared honestly still even after the recent success of seeing the bullpen come in. Luis Ayala got blown up two days ago closing with a 4-2 lead. And tonight the bullpen didnt even matter as they were slammed again.If the Mets do win out, and I say that very openly as anyone who saw last year might, I will be very grateful to see them even get a game in the playoffs. But the truth is, this team was in the dumpster, and we saw them dig themselves out of it, and that could hurt even more than last year as they led all year and choked it away with 17 to play. Just my take. Also, Billy Wagner said he is most likely done as a Met, as sad as it is to say, I hope not, but if it is the case. I will miss that dude. I already miss his fire, his leadership, and his no bullsh1t way of going about business. He led that team from his role his whole career there. Good luck my man, just dont pitch in the NL East please!
PS. Sign Jerry Manuel long term, and get Fernando Tatis back for next year!
Posted on: August 8, 2008 1:22 am
Oh Johan Santana, how I feel for you. Its been 6 times since you have left with the lead only to see your teammates in the garbage dumb the Mets call the bullpen give up the lead. 3 times the Mets have won, but you dont get the W that you deserve. Your strikeouts and ERA are insane and I apologize for the blowing of leads. It hurts to watch for me, so I know you want to throw a cooler. I think Mets nation can thank Omar for not getting a Brian Fuentes or any arm to help and it looks like it could crack the team with Billy Wagner out now. Joe Smith is a youngin and I expect him to fold every so often and we all know what Aaron Heilman is capable of. Is it reasonable to say that 2006 was the Mets chance and the Cardinals stole it from the best team in baseball. It was not the Tigers thats for sure, but I think this generations Mets team best years could be gone.
Posted on: July 29, 2008 12:23 am
As much as I hate the Cardinals, I hate the Marlins that much more. The Marlins are just sitting back there, waiting and hoping to spoil someone season. They have a good lineup, and hands down I will give Hanley Ramirez the best shortstop in baseball award over Jose B. Reyes and Jimmy Rollins. It could be the sour taste in my mouth from last year that still hurts a bit. I am really just not sure what it is, but I do not like seeing them. Its been a tough schedule as of late. Phillies, Cardinals, Fish, all teams that have sat on top of their respective divisions for a reasonable amount of time.......come one Mets, take at least 2........
Tonight John Maine was pulled due to shoulder stiffness, and the baseball loving woman I was watching the game with, said "why does he just not man up?" And I sat there and thought about that fact as I watched the rest of the game. If I walked out there, do I tell Johnny to man up, or take him out, so here is what I came up with. John Maine is a mainstay in the rotation this year and for years to come. He is not a triple A callup or even a spot starter, to leave him in the game when he is experiencing pain would be stupid. If it was game 4 of any play off series, I would tell him to man up and keep going, but this early and in the thick of the playoff hunt why risk it? If Maine goes down, then who is the next man to throw? Claudio Vargas? As much as I love him too, he is no Maine.
I am not sure about these rumors, but I would like to give my take about Manny Ramirez becoming a Met, Manny drops bombs and would be a force to back up either David Wright or Carlos Delgado, but he seems to be a clubhouse cancer and his defense is horrible. Carlos Beltran is a gold glove outfielder, but can he cover all that extra ground? Doubtful, and what happens when he gets unhappy and goes into one of his lazy streaks? He could either be the turning point of the team, or the anchor that sinks them..............
Posted on: July 25, 2008 5:02 pm
Cardinals vs. Mets start tonight and the Cards are not playing well at all this point in the season. They are coming off the Brewers sweeping them at home. I know the Brew-Crew has a tough pitching staff and ran right into the teeth of it in C.C. Sabathia and Ben Sheets. Both pitchers are solid and I expect them to come into Shea wanting very badly a win. I dont expect a Tony Larussia ballclub to do any different anyway, but its just the fact of the matter that the Cardinals are in a slide and the Mets are starting to roll. Mike Pelfrey goes tonight and I am excited to see if the can keep his hot streak going. I am wondering if Billy Wagner will go tonight in a save situation, because he is going on two straight days of work on a arm that already had some issues behind it last weekend. I for the Mets sake and the sake of my own fandom that he is healthy, maybe not a 100%, but close enough, a Wagner at 80% is better than most closers in baseball.
So the other night when Jose Reyes hit his 3 run shot to put the game out of reach for the Mets the announcers for the Phillies radio broadcast, (who I have commented on before) said that Jose deserved to be dotted in the neck with a fastball for running around the bases in his own stadium with his hand raised as he rounded second with a number 1 gesture. Please, you announcers are such garbage, and I am not saying that for the sake of hating on philly announcers, but for the fact that I have listened to a whole of three innings of these idiots and everytime I have heard them wanting to bean a Mets player for a celebration or a leap of excitement. Please dude, this is baseball, if you dont ever get excited then go find a bridge and take a leap. First it was wanting to bean Fernando Tatis for his game winning 2 run homerun in extra's last time these teams faced each other. This time it was Jose Reyes for holding up a number one? Manny Ramirez alone does worse, Ryan Braun last night stood at home plate for at least 7 seconds before even thinking about jogging around the bases, and your dumb@$$ wants to hit Jose? I would love to throw rocks into your booth, but I guess the top of the dumpster would stop them from actually hitting you.
Jimmy Rollins riding the pine was the best decision ole Charlie could have made. Thank you for putting skillet glove Bruntlett at short stop, He is so bad its awesome.