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Saturday, January 24, 2009

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Keith Law posted his prospect rankings.

His top 5

1. Donald
2. Carrasco
3. Brown
4. Taylor
5. D'Arnaud

No Marson here. Very interesting.

What IF Eaton,inspired by his last year deal,shows his best of a lifetime stuff in spring training. Will he be the 5th starter and then be trade bait from spring until the deadline? Where is he hiding? Is he gearing up for the big show?

Forget about Eaton. We should never say his name here again.

I'm all for signing Alou. The guy is still a .300 hitter and you hope he stays healthy as a PH. If not, no big loss. If you have an option of going to Dobbs or Alou off the bench with runners on past the 7th inning you are in good shape and it will be hard for other teams to match up. Aurilia looks like a good option too, but Alou is the more dependable hitter. I'm not too excited about Nomar. He didn't have the rep of being a good teammate in Boston and who knows how much is left in the tank there. Alou would be the best candidate for righthanded DH too.

Also-ran John Maine talks about the secret true championship: The head to head record. And remember, we're the team with the unhealthy obsession...

After two straight nightmare finishes and his Mets being labeled choke artists by Phillies ace Cole Hamels, Maine offered this: "They won the World Series and I say, "Congratulations.' Let them celebrate it, but just don't worry about what's going on in New York. We'll take care of it. And if I can remember; we beat them head-on last year, didn't we?"

***Also-ran John Maine talks about the secret true championship: The head to head record. And remember, we're the team with the unhealthy obsession...

After two straight nightmare finishes and his Mets being labeled choke artists by Phillies ace Cole Hamels, Maine offered this: "They won the World Series and I say, "Congratulations.' Let them celebrate it, but just don't worry about what's going on in New York. We'll take care of it. And if I can remember; we beat them head-on last year, didn't we?" ***

John Maine makes an ass out of himself. I don't really like the term 'choke artist'....but in THIS case, I'll make an exception.

I may piss myself with laughter if Alou became a Phillie and helped beat the Mets.

In regards to Damon Hollins...I'd rather have Dave Hollins, and I know Weitzel would too.

I don't think it was a good idea for Cole Hamels to call the Mets choke artists. It was better left unsaid, at least from the players. The Mets know what they did. Hamels saying that, might help the Mets focus on the task a little better... And Hamels does'nt pitch well against the Mets as it is.

Any relation to Dave Hollins?

When you're WFCs, you can say whatever you want.

When you have both the NLCS and WS MVP trophies on the mantle, you can DEFINITELY say whatever you want.

****"They won the World Series and I say, "Congratulations.' Let them celebrate it, but just don't worry about what's going on in New York. We'll take care of it. And if I can remember; we beat them head-on last year, didn't we?"****

Just a little bit of denial involved there, Johnny. I'm kinda surprised he didn't mention the Mets record if all games had stopped after the 6th inning...afterall those final 3 innings are a meaningless exhibition anyway.

Mets being choke artists could also be a double entendre.

Don't get me wrong. Cole Hamels is the man. I jjust don't think he should have said it. Especially since he is a pitcher. He will have to focus when he pitches in New York. Now he has opened himself up to unnecessary heckling. A batter on has to get through that for 4 at bats. Hamels has to concentrate for 7 innings...
The comment did'nt help anybody. He should have said 'we dont care about the Mets, we're the champions.'

It will be very interesting in 5 years to compare how Keith Law's rankings stack up against the rankings by BA, BP, Sickels etc.

Honestly, I could come up with a Top 10 and it would probably have about has much chance of being correct when compared to BA, BP and KLaw. That is not a slight against any of the 3 but a statement of how unpredictable prospect development truly is in baseball.

Well, you'd think if it all it took for the Mets was focus, they should have been focussed after their real choke in 2007. Yet in 08 they did a less historic choke.

Any Phil asked about Hamels quote should point out that he was just being agreeable with the NY talk show guy who called them 'choke artists'.

In 08, the Mets didn't choke, they just ran out of gas. We were the better team and we won because of it.

In 07, they choked BIG TIME.

So, John, I guess the Padres are the best then, since they creamed the Mets head to head???


Idiot.

On Hollins - at this point in his career, I don't even expect him to start at LV. I hope this is not what the FO considers "signing a RH bat."

Yo, new thread to focus on...

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