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#Mets Friday Night lineup @ Philly: Reyes-SS, Pagan-LF, Beltran-CF, Wright-3B, Davis-1B, Thole-C, Francoeur-RF, Castillo-2B, Niese-LHPless than a minute ago via webNew York MetsNewYorkMets
8/6/2010-4:28pm at 4:28 pm (UTC -4)
beat me to it !
8/6/2010-4:35pm at 4:35 pm (UTC -4)
as per mets blog
In a report for Newsday, David Lennon writes â€œThe willingness to add dollars, when needed, is what allowed Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. to work out a dealâ€¦for Roy Oswalt.â€
While Lennon says adding payroll isnâ€™t the only reason for success, he notes that the Mets have trimmed their payroll by approximately $19 million from last season, whereas the Phillies have increased their payroll by $20 million over the same period.
Regarding the Phillies willingness to add payroll, Omar Minaya told Lennon:
â€œI think when you win like [the Phillies] have, thereâ€™s a little bit more certainty of their revenuesâ€¦and I think that helps you be more aggressive in procurement of higher-end players.â€
8/6/2010-4:52pm at 4:52 pm (UTC -4)
Well….in order to win Omar, you have to field a better than average competitive team. And I don’t think by REDUCING the payroll, you’re MORE likely than not to do that.
Someone should really, really not allow Omar to comment to the media…..
8/6/2010-4:55pm at 4:55 pm (UTC -4)
Amen!….And Thank You!
8/6/2010-5:59pm at 5:59 pm (UTC -4)
Fong–if you are still there, I did Willie Dixon research and have three excellent things to recommend!
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8/6/2010-5:31pm at 5:31 pm (UTC -4)
Just think where the Mets would be if it wasn’t for the unexpected emergence of Dickey and Niese.
8/6/2010-5:36pm at 5:36 pm (UTC -4)
Jerry played golf on off-day. “I shot like we played,” he said. Reporter: “Wow, that bad?” Manuel: “That’s cold.”
14 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone
8/6/2010-6:12pm at 6:12 pm (UTC -4)
nice to see jerry stick with a winner.
8/6/2010-6:39pm at 6:39 pm (UTC -4)
The Phillies currently have Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Shane Victorino on the DL, yet have won 12 of 14 games and are 60-48. Last year, the Mets finished 72-90 with the team having lost core players to injury. Yet Minaya suggested anyone drawing parallels is off-base.
“I don’t know if they’re exactly going through the same thing,” Minaya countered. “When you have [Roy] Halladay, when you have [Roy] Oswalt, when you have [Cole] Hamels, and when you have Howard for most of the year — when you have those kind of guys — I disagree with you. I don’t think they’re going exactly the same thing we went through last year.”
I agree that the Mets injuries last year compared to Phillies don’t come close but it is because we had more guys go down for longer periods of time at the same time than anything the Phillies have had to endure.
Not sure referencing Oswalt was the way to go since he was added to strengthen the Phillies when their pitchers got hurt and Minaya did nothing last year to add any help to the team.
8/6/2010-7:25pm at 7:25 pm (UTC -4)
i dont blame Omar for him staying put, however, there are other ways to improve this team internally. Playing Feliciano over Francouer, Thole over Barajas, Nieve over Acosta and releasing Perez are just a few…
8/6/2010-7:27pm at 7:27 pm (UTC -4)
I was referring to not adding anyone last year.
8/6/2010-6:41pm at 6:41 pm (UTC -4)
“Our hottest guy might be Castillo right now,” Manuel said. And he might be right.
6 minutes ago via web
Now I am really getting scared.
8/6/2010-7:12pm at 7:12 pm (UTC -4)
Now THAT is sad….
8/6/2010-7:13pm at 7:13 pm (UTC -4)
I’m so tired of hearing about what a ‘gritty’ team the Phillies are.
No matter how this season turns out, I’d like nothing more than to sweep them this weekend. Just because….
8/6/2010-7:22pm at 7:22 pm (UTC -4)
the thing is the Phillies have role players like Ruiz, Polanco, Fransisco who step it up when need be, our role players other than Barajas for 6 weeks have not…
8/6/2010-7:33pm at 7:33 pm (UTC -4)
they have also gotten some big, and game winning, hits out of guys like wilson valdez and Brian schnieds, both of whom we laughed at the phils for getting.
palanco also has a pretty big contract for a “role” player. I think I need a definition on that term!
is it anyone that is not an all-star/super-star, or somehow based on salary?
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