Friday, June 18, 2004
Damn, you turn your back for a day or two and all-Mets-blogging hell brakes loose. There's not much to say that has not already been said, other than to give the David Weathers/Jeremy Griffiths for Richard Hidalgo trade my blessing. Do I think Richard Hidalgo will pull a Mets jersey over his head and proceed to smack 44 HR with a 1.028 OPS like he did in 2000? No. Do I think Hidalgo is infinitely more interesting with monumentally more upside than the piss platoon? Hell yeah. Duquette was walking a fine line of wanting to keep things interesting this year, especially in light of the close division, but at the same time not mortgaging the future. This trade does that perfectly since Weathers was not in the Mets long term plans and Griffiths barely qualified as a "prospect". Call me nuts, but let's say, for arguments sake, that Hidalgo does not break out of his funk for the rest of the season. I'd still endorse this deal for the simple reason that he can't be any worse than Karim Garcia and sending Weathers packing forces Art Howe to rely more on younger bullpen arms like Orber Moreno.
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- Just about everyone has nothing but good things to say about the Mets trade for Hidalgo, except of course for the most miserable SOB on earth. That's right folks, Shea Hot Corner Axis of Evil Grand Wizard Bob Klapisch. Our boy Steve over at the Eddie Kranepool Society does a good job bitch smacking this putz. You go Steve (snap, snap, snap)
- Baseball America profiles Yusmeiro Petit. While I can't pronounce Petit's first name, who cares since he may officially change his name to "K." Here's a quick blurb from the article: "Petit is blessed with the kind of life that makes his fastball play tricks on hitters. He's like a passenger-side mirror: objects may appear faster than expected."
- David Wright Watch: 14 AAA at bats, 7 hits, 1 HR, 5 runs, 2 doubles, 2 walks and has only struck out once. Hey Todd Zeile and Ty Wigginton - check out the above quote about the rear view mirror.
- A few days ago my meter skipped past the 20,000 visits mark. Thanks for stopping by. Hang in there with me for the next month and a half while I study for the damn bar exam and I should be back to posting more frequently, and at a higher quality, just in time for the Mets big end of the season push. For now posting everyday will not be possible but I'll chime in every few days when I get a second.