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I think this is the time for the Twins to finally slay the Yankees in postseason play. I'm not confident in my thinking to say that they dogged it to get the Wild Card, but I think they are more comfortable playing the Twins then the Rangers and I really feel that their arrogance in not playing well down the stretch run for the division will cripple them in thinking they can just turn it on come the playoffs.
That and I think it would hilarious to see Carl Pavano be instrumental in the Twins victory in the postseason over the Yankees.
While I prefer to play the Twins, I don't think the Yankees dogged it to get them. Neither them or the Rays played well down the stretch. The Twins and Rangers didn't really either. Going all out to win the division isn't as important as getting their guys right. WC teams win all the time.
The team has to take advantage of the available options to get the best possible pieces for the team. Otherwise, other big market teams are going to crush the Mets in terms of talent. Playing by arbitrary rules that can't be enforced won't help the Mets compete. They need to get the star talent that's out there by going above slot. There are players who can be bought out of college falling to the 5th round who are big bargains. Other teams are doing this and being rewarded. Why would the Mets not do this?
Like I said since Wilpon is good friends with Selig he listens to him when it comes to overslotting. Do I agree with it? Hell no it's a ridiculous practice that gets absolutely nothing in return.
Manager talk...I still hope the Braves get Fredie Gonzalez. The job was supposed to be his in Atlanta one day anyway, and his release was rather timely. It seems like it's going to happen, but you never know what may happen...the Cubs talk scared me for a while, but he turned down the chance to interview for the gig. Making a deal with ATL almost inevitable.
It's probably only between Fredi and Terry Pendleton, and those two have been my favorites for the job for years. So I should be happy, regardless. But I want Fredi. Should happen.
my scent?...like making love to a lumberjack
<TACKLE> i will ngata give you a bj raji
<+BOE> Scott, with Burfict's character concerns (whether legit or not) you think Pioli would draft him. :D
<+ScottWright> Why not. Baldwin does need a sparring partner...
Originally posted by Hermstheman83
What's with the hate on Ricky Stanzi? Those youtube clips of him with the hulk hogan theme music instantly make him better than Luck.
I've heard we're interested in Ryan but he doesn't really have the passion to GM again unless it's a really special situation. Hearing that I don't really want to beg someone to be our GM if he doesn't have the heart to do so. I'm most interested in Logan White and Dan Jennings.