Teams with pitching to trade are waiting for the Johan Santana logjam to break before doing anything.
That way, they’ll run to the loser between the Yankees and Red Sox for Santana’s services and offer up the likes of Erik Bedard or Dan Haren.
The truth is the mets don’t have a good farm system and that you can blame on Omar. When Omar was hired I remember him saying how he wasn’t just going to improve the mets but he was going to bring in his people and improve and make the mets farm system good. Well, that hasn’t happened. The reason why the mets can’t make a trade for a ace is because they don’t have any good players in there farm system, period. GM’s are not stupid, the mets organization for years have hyped up there players in the farm. Omar is another GM IMO who has failed, where is Frank Cashen.
your point about Cashen brings up that the only time this org has had a successful long term run is when they had a GM who was a good evaluator of young talent.
Omar seems to be good at picking known star talent (beltran, delgado) or even role guys (anderson, chavez), but the jury is no longer out. The verdict is in and it looks like his player dev/evaluation is not on par w/the other big mrkt teams.
LAD, LAA, NYY, Bos all seem to have more to offer.
Plus, where is the strategy if the SP options are not there?
I hope we see some improvement to the BP and an inn eater/5th SP type (who does not have a long term deal) brought in or we could see a collapse in July instead of Sept.
Going to either lack of depth or Omar falling asleep at the wheel, but does anyone here think that the Mets should have been able to get Jonathan Albaladejo from the Nationals instead of the Yankees getting him? Another potential young useful arm that could have helped the pen. Sheesh.
That’s basically why I mentioned Frank Cashen because the mets in the 80’s had a good farm system and should have won more than one world series. The Mets organization needs to bring in a GM who knows how to draft and develop. Since the 80’s the Mets Organization is clueless when it come to drafting and development.
Frank Cashen?? Are you kidding me? This is the man who pissed away a Met dynasty trading away or letting go one future all-star after another for garabge. Aguleira, Jeff Kent, Kevin Mitchell, just to name a few. Then on top of all of that, he lets Strawberry go to the Dogdgers over ego issues. Frank Cashen’s name should live in infamy forever giving us the gift of those sorry ass teams of the early to mid 90’s.
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