Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
October 15, 2002
BASEBALL: Louuuuuuuuuu

Let me say this now about the Mets' pursuit of Lou Piniella:

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Piniella has had his successes, and maybe he's a guy who can light a fire under a veteran team. But don't forget that he was a disaster with a talented veteran team in the Bronx (twice) and that he wasted one of the greatest collections of individual talent (in terms of the core of 5 or 6 players) ever assembled in Seattle. In both cases, he destroyed young pitchers; in Seattle, he failed completely to make anything work in the bullpen. Yes, he's had great bullpens, but only when they've been loaded with superior (and expensive) talent. Look at the Anaheim, Atlanta and Minnesota teams this season and ask me whether a good manager should be able to have a good bullpen without a lot of big-name relievers.

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