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Re: Mets FAIL

Postby wrveres » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:30 pm

DaSh 1s wrote:Mets made Money off Bernie Madoff

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125609397243898233.html

A partnership connected to the baseball team -- which had widely been rumored to have lost money investing with Bernard Madoff -- actually gained a net $48 million from its dealings with the convicted swindler, according to a bankruptcy-court filing....
The filing showed that the Mets Limited Partnership, which is connected with Sterling Equities Inc., owner of the Mets, deposited about $523 million into two accounts with Mr. Madoff -- and withdrew about $571 million.


Chalk it up as a Mets WIN


guess again.
There were lots of people who lost millions and they are demanding restitution. I haven't been following the case all that closely but i thought that the feds were seeking out who made the money, and they planned on taking them to court to get it back ..

This could put the Mets in court. :-)
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Re: Mets FAIL

Postby AussieDodger » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:36 am

Peter Abraham reminds us of the FAILitude of the Billy Wagner trade.....

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/2010/02/red_sox_in_good.html

Here is what the Red Sox have in the early rounds:

First round
No. 20 (From the Braves, compensation for Billy Wagner)
Supplemental First Round
No. 36 (Compensation for Jason Bay)
No. 38 (Compensation for Billy Wagner)
Second round
No. 57 (From the Mets, compensation for Jason Bay)


Props to Theo Epstein. He traded two low-level prospects (Chris Carter and Eddie Lora) to the Mets and in return got 15 appearances from Billy Wagner (during which he had an ERA+ of 237) and two of the first 57 picks in the draft.

That is robbery.


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Re: Mets FAIL

Postby B-Chad » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:56 am

AussieDodger wrote:Peter Abraham reminds us of the FAILitude of the Billy Wagner trade.....

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/2010/02/red_sox_in_good.html

Here is what the Red Sox have in the early rounds:

First round
No. 20 (From the Braves, compensation for Billy Wagner)
Supplemental First Round
No. 36 (Compensation for Jason Bay)
No. 38 (Compensation for Billy Wagner)
Second round
No. 57 (From the Mets, compensation for Jason Bay)


Props to Theo Epstein. He traded two low-level prospects (Chris Carter and Eddie Lora) to the Mets and in return got 15 appearances from Billy Wagner (during which he had an ERA+ of 237) and two of the first 57 picks in the draft.

That is robbery.


:-b


It's funny, I was just talking to one of my best friends who is a Mets fan and he brought up the Wagner deal, hahaha.
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Re: Mets FAIL

Postby wrveres » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:19 am

AussieDodger wrote:Peter Abraham reminds us of the FAILitude of the Billy Wagner trade.....
http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/2010/02/red_sox_in_good.html
Here is what the Red Sox have in the early rounds:
First round
No. 20 (From the Braves, compensation for Billy Wagner)
Supplemental First Round
No. 36 (Compensation for Jason Bay)
No. 38 (Compensation for Billy Wagner)
Second round
No. 57 (From the Mets, compensation for Jason Bay)

Props to Theo Epstein. He traded two low-level prospects (Chris Carter and Eddie Lora) to the Mets and in return got 15 appearances from Billy Wagner (during which he had an ERA+ of 237) and two of the first 57 picks in the draft.
That is robbery.
:-b


that is just .. .. Awesome!!!
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Re: Mets FAIL

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:30 am

Oh no they didn't.............

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/the-mets-and-mejia

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – If Jenrry Mejia is assigned to the Mets’ Double-A team, he’s not going to be stretched out enough to immediately contribute in the Binghamton rotation. Jerry Manuel is determined to begin using Mejia in short and frequent relief spurts, to gauge how he reacts to pitching in that capacity, the Daily News has learned. The expectation is Mejia will remain in big-league camp through the final week working as a reliever.


Wow.
Wow.
Wow.
That is jaw-droppingly bad. That's Minaya-Era Mets bad..........oh wait :-°
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Re: Mets FAIL

Postby rookies and cream » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:36 am

AussieDodger wrote:Oh no they didn't.............

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/the-mets-and-mejia

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – If Jenrry Mejia is assigned to the Mets’ Double-A team, he’s not going to be stretched out enough to immediately contribute in the Binghamton rotation. Jerry Manuel is determined to begin using Mejia in short and frequent relief spurts, to gauge how he reacts to pitching in that capacity, the Daily News has learned. The expectation is Mejia will remain in big-league camp through the final week working as a reliever.


Wow.
Wow.
Wow.
That is jaw-droppingly bad. That's Minaya-Era Mets bad..........oh wait :-°


Is this really a big deal though? Who cares if it takes Mejia a few games at Binghamtom to get stretched out...
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Re: Mets FAIL

Postby AquaMan2342 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:39 am

rookies and cream wrote:
AussieDodger wrote:Oh no they didn't.............

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/the-mets-and-mejia

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – If Jenrry Mejia is assigned to the Mets’ Double-A team, he’s not going to be stretched out enough to immediately contribute in the Binghamton rotation. Jerry Manuel is determined to begin using Mejia in short and frequent relief spurts, to gauge how he reacts to pitching in that capacity, the Daily News has learned. The expectation is Mejia will remain in big-league camp through the final week working as a reliever.


Wow.
Wow.
Wow.
That is jaw-droppingly bad. That's Minaya-Era Mets bad..........oh wait :-°


Is this really a big deal though? Who cares if it takes Mejia a few games at Binghamtom to get stretched out...


Did you read the entire article?
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Re: Mets FAIL

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:41 am

rookies and cream wrote:
AussieDodger wrote:Oh no they didn't.............

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/the-mets-and-mejia

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – If Jenrry Mejia is assigned to the Mets’ Double-A team, he’s not going to be stretched out enough to immediately contribute in the Binghamton rotation. Jerry Manuel is determined to begin using Mejia in short and frequent relief spurts, to gauge how he reacts to pitching in that capacity, the Daily News has learned. The expectation is Mejia will remain in big-league camp through the final week working as a reliever.


Wow.
Wow.
Wow.
That is jaw-droppingly bad. That's Minaya-Era Mets bad..........oh wait :-°


Is this really a big deal though? Who cares if it takes Mejia a few games at Binghamtom to get stretched out...


They're looking at him as a reliever. For this year. For the 8th inning. :-X
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Re: Mets FAIL

Postby rookies and cream » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:48 am

AussieDodger wrote:
rookies and cream wrote:
AussieDodger wrote:Oh no they didn't.............

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/the-mets-and-mejia



Wow.
Wow.
Wow.
That is jaw-droppingly bad. That's Minaya-Era Mets bad..........oh wait :-°


Is this really a big deal though? Who cares if it takes Mejia a few games at Binghamtom to get stretched out...


They're looking at him as a reliever. For this year. For the 8th inning. :-X


Yes, I'm aware of this. I'm not sure how I feel about it at this point.
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Re: Mets FAIL

Postby kab21 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:15 pm

:-t

the problem isn't that they are considering him in a bullpen role. There already is a lot of speculation that he's better suited to be a reliever. The problem is young pitchers shouldn't be jerked around between the bullpen and the rotation. Calling a starter up in August or September as a RP isn't a real big deal. But starting out the season as a RP, then building up your innings later and then back to the bullpen sounds risky to me.

Two other random points. Rushing a pitcher like this is usually done by a competitive team. Are the Mets thinking they are contenders? And when you're starting rotation is as shaky as the Mets is it really a good idea to mess around with your best starting pitching prospect?
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