July 16: Friday Morning Mets Links

Mets Police – Shannon Shark thinks David Wright might be one of the ten best third baseman of all-time. Hmm… Boggs, Arod, Matthews, Schmidt, Brooks Robinson, Brett… He may be on to something.

MetsMerized – Sean Green and Luis Castillo are close to returning, but Fernando Tatis is out for the year.

Yahoo Sports – The Mets search for a cheap veteran starting pitcher continues. The latest possible target? Brett Myers. Great…

And here is Kerel Cooper of OnTheBlack – wearing a WWWBD T-shirt – discussing Carlos Beltran’s return to the lineup:

  1. Mike July 16, 2010 at 1:04 pm
    Look Brett Myers is not an impact pitcher, but he is having a good year on a bad team. He is a former Phillie and has experience in the bullpen. I can’t say lets go out and get him, but I do see him as an asset were he brought in. If his contribution to the team were to get a big win against his former club in September, is that not worth it?
    • loge mezzanine July 16, 2010 at 1:26 pm
      Whoa, whoa, whoa… Mike, aren’t you the same guy that said the Mets would better off financially if Wright/Reyes went into the HOF as Mets? I personally don’t think that should matter, but I understand the logic – you want the Mets to “build the brand,” so to speak by keeping their top homegrown players and giving fans something root for, year in and year out.

      How do you think Myers is anything other than a horrible acquisition? This guy hit his wife, let his son wear a confederate flag T-shirt in the clubhouse and he is generally considered moody, erratic and a bad guy in the clubhouse. Go to MetsBlog and read the comments section on the Myers post – http://www.metsblog.com/2010/07/16/buzz-mets-interested-in-brett-myers/#comments.

      The fan base will go ballistic if they bring this guy in here.

      • loge mezzanine July 16, 2010 at 1:29 pm
        And to further answer your question, bringing Myers here to win is not worth it because he is not an impact guy on the level of Oswalt, Haren (or Lee) and because you can acquire Lilly, Westbrook or any other slightly above average pitcher for a little more than what Myers will cost.

        If the Wilpons cut corners and get Myers it will be a disaster, plain and simple. The Mets will not win with him and fans will see it as an invitation to boo, alot. That includes me.

        • Mike July 16, 2010 at 4:38 pm
          Honestly because I was not thinking about his personal problems. I usually don’t care about that stuff, actually. If he were to be had for a player to be named then I would not really care much because he would be pretty much a salary dump. Would I get him instead of an actually impact pitcher? Heck no are you crazy? The only types I worry about are the clubhouse cancer types and the don’t even show up to play types. Personal problems get left out the door in my opinion.

          I’m not losing sleep about Brett Myers not being a Met though, don’t get me wrong.

  2. mic July 17, 2010 at 10:16 am
    This conversation is looking absurd. Santana, Niese, Dickey and Pelfrey are as good a rotation as anyone right now. (see SD without Peavy). Oswalt or WHOEVER cant hit homeruns…which is our problem…..OFFENSE.
  3. loge mezzanine July 17, 2010 at 11:12 am
    A decent manager could have manufactured a few runs so far in San Francisco. For now, Jerry is our guy.

    But another starting pitcher is needed. Santana isn’t an ace anymore, Pelfrey is coming back to earth somewhat, Dickey is a great #5, but let’s not get carried away and Niese has been great, but he’s still young and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him hit a rough patch.

    Acquiring a guy like Lilly, Oswalt, Haren would make everyone in the rotation that much better. Makes no difference though – whatever the perceived problem is, the Mets won’t go out and fix it.