Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Top 10 Prospects List - Post Trade + Audit Info

Fernando Martinez
Brant Rustich
Jon Niese
Mike Carp
Nick Evans
Bobby Parnell
Nathan Vineyard
Scott Moviel
Eddie Kunz
Francisco Pena

As an aside: Obviously, we had all 4 of those guys on our audit, so we have to scramble to rip it apart and put it back together. The audit will not come out on 2/1/08. Look for it sometime (and this is a real tentative date now) around 2/10.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

We got Him!

Mets Get Santana

Carlos Gomez, Kevin Mulvey, Philip Humber and Deolis Guerra go the other way. Very steep price to pay.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Is Isiah Thomas retarded?

Rhetotical question, but still - why is Mardy Collins starting over Nate Robinson?

Monday, January 21, 2008

Second Annual MPH System Audit...

Tentative date for release of Part I: 2/1/08

This year, we did something a bit different. Instead of going position by position, we grouped SS and 2B, and 1B and 3B. We now have the following categories:

Corner Infielders
Middle Infielders
Starting Pitchers
Relief Pitchers

Still haven't decided if we want to do a Draft top 10, opinions?

Sunday, January 20, 2008

1/19 Winter League Report!

Anderson Hernandez (dh) 0 for 4, .357
Jorge Sosa 0.2 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 2 ER, K, HR, 6.14 era
Guillerblow "I SUCK DONKEY BALLS" BLOWTA pitched ;)

Saturday, January 19, 2008

1/18 Winter League Report...COLLAZO!

Willie Collazo pitched 7 shutout innings last night, leading La Guaira to a 1-0 victory. He allowed 7 hits and struck out 4. His playoff ERA now stands at 3.57 era, and he is 2-2

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

1/15 Winter Leagues Report!

Raul Reyes (rf) 0 for 1
German Marte 0.2 IP, 3 H, R, 2 Ks, 0.00 era
Bartolo Colon 2.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 Ks, 5.56 era (Mets are NOT interested in him anymore, after seeing an MRI of his shoulder - which means it's slag, pretty much)

Monday, January 14, 2008

1/13 Winter Leagues Report!

Willie Collazo 4 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 3 ER, BB, 4 Ks, 5.17 era, L (1-2)
Jorge Sosa IP, H, ER, BB, K, 4.76 era, BS (1)

Sunday, January 13, 2008

1/12/08 Winter Leagues Report!

Ivan Maldonado 0.1 IP, 2 H, 4 ER, 2 BBs, K, HR, 31.50 era
Jorge Sosa 1.1 IP, 3.86 era
Jose Reyes (c) 0 for 3, BB, .237
Adam Bostick 0.1 IP, H, 18.90 era

Saturday, January 12, 2008

1/11/08 Winter Leagues Report!

Jose Reyes (c) 0 for 2, BB, .257

Friday, January 11, 2008

1/10/08 Winter Leagues Report?

Anderson Hernandez (2b) 0 for 2, run, .400

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Thoughts on Santana trade...

I can't speak for David, but the more I hear, the more I wanna stay away. Throwing those 5 prospects at the Twins leaves us with Brant Rustich as our #1 prospect.

Brant. Rustich. Take a moment to digest that.

The most I'd offer is one of the OFers, and 2 pitchers from that pool of 5. Then 1 of each group of: Carp/Evans/Duda, Rustich/Kunz/Marte, Vargas/Bostick/Parnell. So hypothetically, the deal is:

Gomez, Humber, Mulvey, Evans, Kunz, Parnell

But in NO WAY IN HELL do I trade FIVE top prospects for any one player.

My take:
My thoughts on the whole thing? No way in hell would I give Fernando on TOP of the package we are already offering. Also, I would rather not give up Fernando AND Gomez in the same deal. Those are my two stand offs to the deal. I would rather not give up Guerra, but I wouldn't cry if we gave up Gomez, Guerra, Mulvey, Humber, and a couple of C+/B- prospects. Minnesota is being ridiculous asking for Omar to add Fernando to a deal that is almost equal to what they are being offered from the Red Sox and Yankees, Fernando would make that package 5 times better than the other two.

I trust Omar not to trade away every top prospect we have left for a guy who is signed for a year. I'll wait and see what happens, and I hope Omar will too.

P.S.: I think Santana would be a great addition to this team, especially at the price we are offering, but is not worth it at the price Minny is asking.

1/9/08 Winter Leagues Report!

Ivan Maldonado 0.2 IP, BB, 2 Ks, 16.20 era
Jose Reyes (c) 0 for 4, K, .273

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

What Should We Do During the Winter?

A) Cover the Knicks (we'd rather watch 2 girls 1 cup everyday for an hour)
B) Cover the Jets
C) Post random things at increasing frequencies
D) Other (specify)

Jim Dolan MUST DIE

Preferably, he's hit by a car and dies instantly, tonight.

By Request...commentary on the Pagan trade

This is Omar's Kazm...oh, sorry.

Uh, well, Corey Coles is a 25/26 year old AA player who's main tool (at least up to AA) is the ability to hit for a decent-high average (.342 in A+ in 2006). He split time at 3 levels in 07, spending the bulk of the season in AA, where he hit .296/.352 with a 24/44 BB/K and 9/13 SBs. He's a CF by trade, but can play any OF position well. Bats lefty. No big loss, IMO.

Ryan Meyers is a 21/22 year old reliever who had a good year in Savannah as their closer. 1-4, 2.14 era, 33 G, 13 SVs, 42 ip, 28 h, 14/48 bb/k, 1.00 WHIP. With the additions of the 484u937240972347930275903 relievers from the 07 draft (have I mentioned I hated that? Alot? A whole lot?) - he was pretty expendable.

So this trade rates as a: Who cares, on the scale from 1-10.

1/8/08 Winter Leagues Report!

Anderson Hernandez (ss) 2 for 3, .667
Julio Polanco 0.1 IP, 0.00 era
Fernando Tatis (3b) 1 for 3, 2b, 2 RBI, K, .207 (only reason this washed up sack of garbage is here is to tell you we resigned him)
Jose Reyes (c) 1 for 3, run, K, .310
Willie Collazo 6.1 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 3 BBs, 3 Ks, HR, 4.63 era, L (1-1)

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

1/7/08 Winter Leagues Report!

Jose Reyes (c) 1 for 3, 2 Ks, .308
Adam Bostick 1.2 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 2 BBs, K, 21 era, L
Ivan Maldonado IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 27 era, BS (1)

Saturday, January 05, 2008

1/4/08 Winter Leagues Report!

Jose Reyes (c) 0 for 2, BB, .304
Jorge Sosa IP, 2 BBs, 5.40 era

Friday, January 04, 2008

1/3/08 Winter Leagues Report!

Jose Reyes (c) 1 for 2, run, RBI, BB, .333
Willie Collazo 5.1 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 ER, BB, 2 Ks, HR, 3.38 era, W (1-0)

Thursday, January 03, 2008

1/2/08 Winter Leagues Report!

Jose Reyes (c) 1 for 3, K, .316
Jorge Sosa 0.2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BBs, 7.71 era