Off Day Odds and Ends

• Word is Jason Bay will be activated in time for Thursday’s game. I’ll believe it when I see it.

• While part of me thinks the Mets can be a different offensive team with Bay’s stick in the lineup, most of me has given up hope Bay will ever be the player he was in Boston. Just can’t see that happening.

• Hey, whattya know, Ronny Paulino is playing ball and getting close to joining the Mets.  I swear I completely forgot about that guy. 

• Metsblog sez the Wilpons are sorting thru offers for as much as 49% of team. I still say it’s ludacris for anyone to give the Wilponzis all that money to be a silent partner. You’re either a terrible businessman or simply have waay too much money if you’re willing to fork over hundreds of millions of dollars to the geniuses that run the Mets.

I also think they’re gonna end up selling at least 49% of the team and this is the first time they’re floated that number out there in an attempt to soften the reaction when the news becomes official.

• What’s the over/under on wins for this 6 game homestand? … 3? I’d sign for 3W’s right now and be happy we didn’t get swept.

20 Responses to “Off Day Odds and Ends”

  1. Buck Says:

    Why is Bay waiting waiting until Thursday to join his team? They say they don’t want to expose him to the cold weather…….He is from Canada for Pete’s sake!! If anyone hasn’t questioned his cajones yet……now would be a good time!

  2. Buck Says:

    And also ‘tagee’ to continue my defense of Reyes …………If the Mets do not sign Reyes who do you propose they replace him with?? Whether you like him or not….he is one of the most productive SS’s in MLB and is the only catalyst the Mets have on their roster. He is home-grown and a fan favorite. This is not the same thing as signing aging superstars from the outside…..i.e. Mo Vaughn, Jason Bay, K-Rod, Bonilla, Pedro, Beltran, et al. He is one of our own and not the problem with this team. The only way you trade him is if you get an absolute stud at the front end of the rotation and a couple of legitimate prospects thrown in…….and we all know that is not happening!!

  3. Patrick Says:

    Agree with Buck!! There isn’t much out there in the SS world. We have a good SS in the minors but there is no good reason to trade him.

  4. Fort Greene Met Fan Says:

    Keep Reyes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I’d rather wait a few days for Bay, those oblique strains can be very hard to heal.


    Wilpons will wind up selling most or all of the team.

    I’d like to take 4 of 6 on the homestand.

  5. MetFanDan Says:

    I’m all on board for keeoing Reyes. And how about the fact the he WANTS TO STAY HERE ?!?! I hope the Wilponzies and the new dopes in the front office don’t overlook that fact. Almost impossible to replace a guy with all his skills at that all impt position.

    I am hoping for 5-1 this homestand and will settle for 4-2. Let’s face it…if we can’t do it against these teams…

    I’m still thinking the big turnaround is possible. I remember how inept the Dodgers looked when they came to Citifield early last year…and how the rumors flew that Torre lost the team, the pending owner’s divorce was taking its toll, etc., etc. and they did a complete 180.

    I may be grasping at straws but nevertheless…

    LET’S GO METS !!!

  6. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    “Anyone who wants to stay on this team, I wouldn’t want to keep!”

    Excuse my brothers comment above, he needs to get back on his medication! He must be 1 of the 10 people that are going to show up to a game this homestand!

    5 wins is the magic number for this homestand. If we can’t beat the Astros, lets pack it in and turn the Mets into a AAA team and let all the young kids play!

    OK quick, name 2 astros or the manager!…See what I mean!

  7. Cowcrusher Says:

    Keep reyes….where have you gone, Jerry Seinfeld?

  8. IrishMike Says:

    I expect the Mets’ fortunes to do a complete 360 on this homestand.

  9. Fort Greene Met Fan Says:

    IrishMike, do I detect a note of sarcasm? ;)

  10. IrishMike Says:

    Who me?

    I hope I’m being sarcastic. If the Mets go 1-5 this week then I guess I was being literal.

  11. CW Says:

    Reyes is as good as gone. I don’t want him gone, but I believe keeping him is a financial impossibility. In November, the Mets borrowed $25 million from MLB just to cover operating costs and this was during the off-season when they don’t even pay players salaries.

    Now they are trying to secure a new partner in the next 30 days because their next Citi Field bond payment is due in June, and they don’t seem have the money to pay it. Without a new partner, bankruptcy is a distinct possibility.

    And I don’t care that Reyes says he “wants to stay”. The truth is, this is his only shot at a long-term mega-deal while he is still in his prime and he will want Crawford money. And so he will do what every other player before him has done- Go for the $$$$$. And you can’t blame Alderson because his hands are tied by the Wilpon’s financial constraints.

    So would you trade him at the deadline for prospects, or take the draft picks when you lose him at the end of the year. I hate to be such a downer, but I believe this is the harsh reality of the Mets franchise right now.

  12. Buck Says:

    ANd CW……that is exactly why the Wilpons need to sell IMMEDIATELY!!! “Their financial situation will not effect the day-to-day operations of The New YOrk Mets in any way”. I call a giant BULLs**t on that one!!

  13. Buck Says:

    You cant say s**t on this blog? I didnt know it was that family friendly around here!

  14. CowCrusher Says:

    Reyes Bron-x Bound?
    Discuss amongst yourselves…..
    C’mon Jerry S…. let the moths out of your wallet and throw the Wilponzi’s some spare change.

  15. the dude formerly known as bill l. Says:

    Not much good about tonight’s game. Getting tired of Collins insistence on “playing the percentages.” Every game has a key moment, and if there was ever a chance (however unlikely) that the Mets could have gotten back in the game tonight, it would have been in the seventh. So, I don’t understand how Collins could pinch hit Hu, who has no bat, in that situation, when he had Murphy and Harris available. Makes no sense.

    I guess they’d seen enough of Emaus, so I can’t blame them for cutting him loose, but he’s the only guy in the organization other than Murphy whose resume says that he has some pop in his bat, so that’s sort of a bummer that it didn’t work out. That’s the problem with these rule 5 guys. They have to work out all of their kinks up with the big club, which is really a tall order.

    Parnell is a mess. A total mess.

    D’Antoni couldn’t coach his way out of a paper bag. how can the Knicks not have a time out left two games in a row? How can they not be able to get the ball to Carmelo for the final 2:37? Or to A’mare for a similar length of time in game one?? Still, for those of you who have stopped watching the Knicks over the past ten years, the time is ripe for a return view. They may be down by two, but it’s certainly been competitive and entertaining basketball.

  16. CowCrusher Says:

    I am with you about Collins… seems totally ineffective. Perhaps Wally B was the best choice out of the two?

  17. rj Says:

    Sadly what CW says is reality. I would hate to see Reyes go. I think a big part of the fan base would not go to games or watch or care for awhile if Reyes went. If he went to the Skanks it would kill me.. Can’t the Wilpons sell the team. I have to say If I was in their position I’d sell 100% of the team and live out the rest of my life calmly and peacefully.

  18. Helix Says:

    Parnell & Pelfrey need to go to the minors to get their heads straight. This team is going down in flames.

  19. rj Says:

    @formerlly bill l….I’m with ya on the Knicks now that Isaiah and the circus he brought is gone the Knicks are back on track to at least being competitive and once again in the playoffs

  20. BrooklynBill Says:

    That ol’ Gangsta Manuel is laughing all the way to the bank right about now.

    Team is looking pretty bad, painful to watch even for the diehard. They shouldn’t be THIS bad. Are the SABR-Mets starting to panic? They seemed to have an itchy trigger finger on Emaus…hard to justify these snap judgements based on 1/2 a month of baseball. I think he was definitely playing tight with Murphy looming. He’ll land somewhere and have a torrid May. That’s the way it goes!

    What is Hu doing on this team, seriously?

    I know Reyes has his supporters on this blog but he is as good as gone by the deadline…done deal.

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