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Minaya is the WORST
8 years ago  ::  Jan 23, 2010 - 8:47PM #1
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Let's not forget the HGH, either.




Hey, good news for the Angels! For three years of Gary Matthews Jr. and now Brian Stokesfor a spell, they had to spend just $48 million! (Well, $48 million plus Brian Stokes' salary, but who's counting?) 

It's all here in the deal that's sending Matthews and a great deal of cash to the Mets in exchange for Stokes. Which leaves Matthew Cerrone wondering ...

    In the team’s view, the Mets could have signed a free-agent outfielder for, say, $2 million per season, or they could have traded for Matthews Jr., who will only cost them $1.25 million per season. They apparently were not satisfied with the current crop of free-agent outfielders, and so they chose to make the trade instead. 

    To me, I don’t understand how that, plus giving up a pitcher, is better than, say, re-signing a guy like Jeremy Reed, who just signed a minor-league deal with the Blue Jays. 

    I mean, this is not to say I am disappointed or angry about getting Matthews Jr., because it’s only a fourth outfielder we’re talking about… in some ways, this move will probably prove to be very inconsequential. It’s just, I don’t understand why they needed to trade a pitcher to do it.

I don't understand, either. 

Purely in terms of value, the Mets have given up something for nothing. 

Brian Stokes is nobody's idea of a star, but he's cheap and he's got a 3.82 ERA in the National League. 

Gary Matthews essentially forced Bill James to invent Loss Shares. 

Yes, that's a joke. Bill started thinking about Loss Shares long before Matthews signed his $50 million contract with the Angels. But according to Wins Above Replacement, in the first three years of that five-year deal, Matthews has been worth negative $5.2 million. 

Perhaps I was too kind. One might argue that the Mets just gave up something for lessthan nothing.* 

* No, I don't enjoy writing such things. I hope that neither Matthews nor anyone related to Matthews nor anyone with the same last name as Matthews reads this. But I can't ignore the facts as I see them, however unflattering they might seem. 

Yeah, I would rather have re-signed Jeremy Reed, who at least would have the virtue of a contract that roughly matched his playing time. This one's just a head-scratcher. But then, the Mets do lead the league in that category.

8 years ago  ::  Mar 13, 2010 - 12:58PM #2
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G.M. in the 4 major sports.This moron sits by while division foes improve themselves.In Buffalo we have the same problem with Sabres G.M. Darcy Regier.the worst G.M. in the NHL,second worst in sports.

8 years ago  ::  Jun 15, 2010 - 10:27AM #3
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Hey it could be worse,The Mess could have  J.P. Ricchardi,who almost destroyed the Blue Jays.

8 years ago  ::  Jul 25, 2010 - 12:06PM #4
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I heard Isiah Thomas is coming back to the Knicks great ,then N.Y. will have the two worst GM's in sports.1 and 1 A(Thomas and Minaya)

8 years ago  ::  Nov 02, 2010 - 6:17PM #5
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Well,Well.Look who Alderson's ast. is J.P.Ricchardi.Better hope nothing happens to Sandy,and don't fire him,because this crud would take over.As I said in a previous post,Ricchardi almost destroyed the Blue Jays.

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