Today, the two worst deals in Met's recent history were made. It's not even close. Yes, I know there is a thread for this. However, that thread has been degraded to utter debauchery. So I'll start this one. It's a b****/cry fest.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Duquette, I hope Lamar gave you a reach around because he just you hard.
I thought Kazmir was untouchable? I guess untouchable is a below average major league pitcher who has the control of a old person who needs Depends. Let's trade our best pitching prospect, who has been on fire as of late, for a guy with 20 more walks than ANY OTHER major league pitcher in baseball. What a terrible move. Plus, Zambrano is now arbitration elgible. Are we planning on saving money? No, he'll get at least 4-5 million and not be worth one penny.
Then, let's trade a few more top prospets for a rent-a-player. It's not even a few top prospects, but Wiggie was included. I know Wright is the 3B of the future, but Wiggie is a .280/20Hr guy. Benson is a friggin rental player. I hated the deal when I heard it was Wiggie and Peterson, but let's add Huber too! What a joke. My team is a joke. I want new ownership, yeah right. Steve Phillips might have had a bad tenure, but most of it was bad luck. Find me one person who thought the Mets going into 2001 were going to flop. They had Roberto Alomar (a trade that was PRAISED), Mo Vaughn (a trade that was PRAISED), and Jeromy Burnitz (a signing that was praised). So all three of them didn't pan out. Shit happens. I'd give anything for Phillips to be back in there. This wouldn't have happened on his watch.
The Mets will now be one of the worst teams in baseball for the foreseeable future. Piazza is aging and in the downside of his career. Cliff Floyd is ready to retire. So we have a decent few players in Reyes, Wright, and Matsui. Big deal. Big deal. Is Benson and Zambrano going to lead this team? Hardly. The team is now what they were in 2001. Old and going no where. The farm system is now barren except for Lastings Milledge. But Duquette will probably trade him for some bullpen help. At least with Huber, Kazmir, and Peterson we could hope for the future. Duquette just gave away the future for some ridiculous hope that this sub .500 team that is 6 games out of the playoffs could what? First, miraculously win the division? Second, Actually win a game in the Wild Card round? Third, get to the World Series? Fourth, win the world series? Come on!! Duquette didn't even address the teams MAIN need for bullpen help. This team sucks and I am a pissed off Mets fan!
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