Mets Trade Jon Matlack for David Wright

My SweetSpot friend ThePlatoonAdvantage has built an amazin’ tree connecting Jon Matlack to the drafting of David Wright.

On MetsMerizedOnline, there is a comprehensive analysis of the drafts overseen by Omar Minaya, Paul DePodesta, and J.P. Ricciardi over the past 10 years. And guess what? Omar comes out looking a lot better than you might guess.

Greg Prince would like the Mets to act like a New York team.

Kerel Cooper wonders if David Wright should bat fifth.

John Delcos posts memories of Hobie Landrith and Willie Mays.

Finally, Mike Steffanos compares 2005 to 2011 — and misses the optimism of 6 years ago.

  1. The King May 14, 2011 at 12:36 pm
    I’ve read on other Mets’ blogs that many fans are surprised at the quality of Minaya’s drafts – I’m not. His problem wasn’t amateur or international talent evaluation but rather extremely poor choices regarding free agency and trades. He’s a terrific scout but not that great in terms of macro business decisions.