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