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Minaya is the WORST
12 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.

12 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.

12 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.

12 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)

11 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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