Thanks for all your responses to Mets Chat. A very slow day for me. First full day at home since before spring training. Have been working on a project and getting caught up on some things.
It’s amazing how things pile up after seven weeks.
So, forgive me for being a little slow in blogging, but let me get to your comments.
-Burgos: Sooner or later Willie is going to need this guy so boosting his confidence is a must. If you were playing the strict percentages, he never would have faced Howard. But, it was the sixth inning so the Mets had four at-bats to overcome any mistakes. And, they did.
-Milledge: Yeah, Matt, I think it is Milledge thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going down when Pelfrey comes back. He seems to understand whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going on. His attitude has been great. He knows heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be back and has a place here.
-To Gil: ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a good point you made about Burgos after the homer.
-To JL on Franco: I think the Mets are built to win this year, which is a main reason why Franco is on the roster. ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s no question Johnson has more to offer. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think the Mets are carrying him for the novelty, but because they really believe he will be able to do something positive.
-To Sam: Negative? Me? IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m here to call it as I see it, to give you something to think about. By no means am I always right, but my percentage isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t bad. DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t forget, questioning WillieÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s decisions isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t always a criticism, but a way of understanding his thought process.
I would think youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d rather have me call it straight rather than blowing smoke. You want to know whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going on, right?
Willie does go by his gut from time to time, and thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s nothing wrong with that. I understand what he was doing with Burgos, but I know this. If it had been the eighth instead of the sixth, or if it were August instead of April, Burgos doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t pitch to Howard.
-To Steve C.: I was wondering what happened to you. Nice to see you back onboard. Steve, one of these days our paths will cross and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll buy you a round. But, you have to get the next one.
-To Lister: Padilla was supposed to be examined Monday but it was pushed back. No word, yet.