Baseball Crank
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April 2, 2005
BASEBALL: Sweating the Small Stuff

I haven't been thrilled with some of the Mets' smaller moves lately. On the one hand, it was a good sign that the team didn't hang on to Joe McEwing or Andres Galarraga out of sentiment. On the other hand, you have the team signing Kelly Stinnett, only to release him three days later on discovering that he was hurt. Then there's the latest, dealing Matt Ginter to the Tigers for Steve Colyer. Ginter's nothing special, and I'm sure he's probably out of options (whereas Colyer is headed to Norfolk), but Ginter was at times a useful swing man, and Colyer thus far has shown no indication that he can throw strikes. And Benji Gil . . . I guess he can hit at AAA, but really.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 3:28 PM | Baseball 2005 | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

You know. . .as a Detroit Tiger fan, I kind of like the Ginter for Colyer trade. It's not going to win the Tigers the AL Central but it is going to add to the 'pen. You have to give it to Manaya, at least he makes moves & takes risks. And you're right Colyer couldn't throw strikes.

Posted by: bob from dc at April 2, 2005 11:18 PM

Dude, I dig your work, even though you are a Mets fan. Since you are a fan of the Tugger as well (you know he's really more of a Phillie:) ) I will let it pass, lol. Anyway I'm gonna put you in my links we need more sports writers who slant Right. I don't think I can take another article by Gammons, DR Z or Michael Silver who always throw in anti right stuff.

Posted by: That Dude from Philly at April 3, 2005 12:06 AM

Omar is a terrible GM. Having been a diehard Expos fan, I can attest to the fact that his sole talent is making moves. His ability to understand the long term implications of his transactions on his teams future is minimal. He ravaged whatever was left of the Expos farm system to get Cliff Floyd for one week and Bartolo Colon for one third of a season. Last year's edition of the Expos was one of the worst in recent memory and Minaya's and/or Frank Robisnson's ability to construct a functioning and complementary 25 man roster was exposed from grapefruit league on. The man did not even have the decency to wait until the conclusion of the season to join the Mets. When was the last time a baseball executive changed teams during a season?

Posted by: Mortimer's Dad at April 6, 2005 2:43 PM
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