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Monday, August 13, 2007

EVERY MLB General Manager Makes Bomb Decisions

Remember Steve Phillips?

He used to hear such retorts from me as "George Costanza would make a better General Manager than you", early in this century:

I remember 1 Trade in 1997, to try to make the NY Mets, True Division Contenders, by trading All Star Outfielder & Base Stealer, Lance Johnson to Chicago, for Mel Rojas, once the premiere reliever in the NL;

Mel Rojas had NOTHING left in his tank, he was so awful;

Chemistry took a hit, here. Turns out thar Mel's Arm & Shoulder were sore, but Turk Wendell did figure out well, in Championship Aspirations, as he came in that deal;

Steve, in my opinion, had his hands tied by The Wilpons, so Fred Could buy out Nellie Doubleday;

Spec Richardson was 1 GM, who made Classic Bad Deals, for the Houston Astros. He traded away a 2nd Baseman(Now A Hall Of Famer) named Joe Morgan to the Reds. Morgan prospered as a Redleg. Morgan now annoys the s--- out of viewers of ESPN Sunday Night Baseball;

Sr Omar Minaya is one of the smart waiver wire dealers, in building a championship team(As long as he doesn't spend Jeff Wilpon's Lunch Money, he's OK). Unfortunately, getting Guillermo Mota, wasn't so hot, especially after learning that this guy used Steroids;

Theo Epstein's deal for Wily Mo Pena, for Bronson Arroyo, has "Jay Beuhner For Ken Phelps", written all over it. Pena is PAINFUL to watch;

This time around, with the BEST Bullpen in Baseball, Theo sells the farm to get Eric Gagne'. Eric hasn't been the same, since a Rotator Cuff went awry on him in '04. When he was on top of his game, Eric was unstoppable. Methinks, he's hiding an injury;

The Scott Kazmir For Victor Zambrano Deal, by Jim Duquette with the Mets, well, that's a Bomb, as Victor Zambrano's with some MLB Organization, & is horrific to watch. He also hid an injury;

All GMs Make Bomb Decisions. It's what makes Baseball, a Funny Game;

Get Well, Kaylee;



Blogger The Omnipotent Q said...

Theo didn't "give up the farm" to get Gagne. He gave up a decent fourth or fifth starter in Kason Gabbard, nothing more than a fourth outfielder in David Murphy, and a 17-year old prospect in Engle Beltre (who's four years away at least). Theo gave up NONE of the jewels of the system to get Gagne. It hasn't worked out so far, YET. By I applaud Theo for going for it, and not standing pat. Pitching wins titles. We'll see how the final seven weeks works out.

3:14 PM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

I know, John:

I sometimes write in a Sarcastic & LOL Tone;

But, Gagne' scares the bejazzes out of me.

3:44 PM  
Blogger The Omnipotent Q said...

BTW, Gabbard left last night's game in Texas in the 2nd inning due to "forearm stiffness." Uh-oh. Maybe both teams swapped damaged goods...

4:48 PM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

A Double "Yikes" can be said here. Ouch, Double Ouch!

5:29 PM  

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