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Postby AdvRider » Tue Jul 27, 2004 11:58 pm

pomplona's finest wrote:Cliff is worn out, I actually was kinda surprised that he said he would play until 2006. Why should he if he doesnt' even like have the passion for it anymore?


I was surprised he said anything at all ... I can't see him gaining any advantage by such a disclosure ... particularly two years in advance. I'd have kept it to myself.
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Postby Amazinz » Wed Jul 28, 2004 12:22 am

AdvRider wrote:
pomplona's finest wrote:Cliff is worn out, I actually was kinda surprised that he said he would play until 2006. Why should he if he doesnt' even like have the passion for it anymore?


I was surprised he said anything at all ... I can't see him gaining any advantage by such a disclosure ... particularly two years in advance. I'd have kept it to myself.

You know how that played out. He was disgusted after the loss to Montreal, made a dumb remark and the NY media took it and ran. ;-)
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Postby pomplona's finest » Wed Jul 28, 2004 1:06 am

disgusted after the loss to Montreal


I think you mean Todd Zeile... :-D
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Postby Amazinz » Wed Jul 28, 2004 1:07 am

pomplona's finest wrote:
disgusted after the loss to Montreal


I think you mean Todd Zeile... :-D

Did you see the highlights? I think I could have hit that crap Todd was soft-tossing over the plate. :-D
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Wed Jul 28, 2004 2:01 am

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Pedantic wrote:Speaking of Floyd and wrveres, I seem to remember someone who would rather have had Floyd than JD Drew at the beginning of the season. Now, who was that...hmmm...oh, I remember now. ;-)


I'd still take him .. ;-D


I remember you telling me that....Glad I went with JD..... ;-)
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Postby BillyMafia » Wed Jul 28, 2004 9:23 am

I just ruptured my achilles tendon in February. Knowing what I'm going through right now I'm amazed at any athlete who can come back and play after that. I don't blame him for feeling that way at times. Hopefully just a phase he's going through right now. I know Mets are not happy with him for staying that because it decreases his trade value.
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Postby warrick95 » Wed Jul 28, 2004 10:49 am

Cliff Floyd - OF - Mets Buy Mets Tickets


An NL scout said the Mets are shopping Cliff Floyd, who has talked about requesting a trade to an AL team in the offseason if he remains bothered by his Achilles' tendon.
The Mets are upset that Floyd spoke candidly about his health yesterday, and his possible intention to retire at 33 when his contract expires in 2006. Apparently they were already shopping him and his comments could damage his trade value. Jul. 28 - 7:13 am et

A trade would make sense...
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Postby Amazinz » Wed Jul 28, 2004 3:02 pm

Floyd also said if he's still hurting by spring training that he will make a request to J.D. to be traded to an AL team so that he can become a DH. Maybe a fit for TB since that's where he wants to play?

I don't think Floyd's injury history is a secret to anyone and it's been obvious that he'd end up in the AL DHing if he continued to play. I am not sure how much trade value Floyd has but I don't think this diminishes it any. It's not like this new news revealed anything we didn't already know.

If the Mets plan to trade him I hope they do it this season prior to the trade deadline and strike while the iron his hot. They'll never get as much for him as they can right now IMO.
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Postby ny69mets86 » Wed Jul 28, 2004 3:31 pm

I'm a Mets fan, obviously, but I'd like to see them deal Floyd, Cameron, Glavine and Leiter. Get their salaries off the book and start over. I'd also release Stanton and Franco in a heartbeat.
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Postby Amazinz » Wed Jul 28, 2004 3:48 pm

ny69mets86 wrote:I'm a Mets fan, obviously, but I'd like to see them deal Floyd, Cameron, Glavine and Leiter. Get their salaries off the book and start over. I'd also release Stanton and Franco in a heartbeat.

I agree with everyone except Cameron. I hate to see Floyd go but if he doesn't want to play in the NL and we get some talent in return I'm all for it. The Mets need to cash in on Glavine and Leiter now unfortunately I have hunch that they won't. I would trade Stanton for a bag of peanuts. Have you see his inherited runners scored percentage? Ugh. Franco needs to go into the front office.

I can deal with Cameron's bat. We need a good CF to patrol Shea.
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