Thursday, July 31, 2008

And now the season is on you Omar

I am deeply disappointed, why; because I truly believed Omar would have pulled something off. As I said for the last fifteen days I didn't a expect a difference maker, just an improvement and depth. Whether it was a reliever or utility outfielder you are just not going to convince me that their wasn't an up-grade somewhere in the entire league at a price that was acceptable.

In my estimation Omar over valued his prospects, it was ludicrous some of the names that were said as untouchable. He's relying too heavily upon role players to be able to sustain a level of play that will be difficult if not impossible to achieve. In doing so he has devalued other teams players and the impact they would have upon the team.

So here's a Mets team that has over come so much adversity and they finally crawl out from under everything that has happened. They've gone from underachievers to overachievers, a manager fired, significant injuries and slumping players. So just when they think they might get a little re-enforcement maybe a spark, as they see every other team around them bringing in big name players they get nothing. What a kick in the teeth...........

If this team was so good that it didn't need any up-grades then it would be ten games in front of everyone else. I think Omar completely mismanages the trade deadline and spends the entire time going for some pie in the sky, super deal that never comes to pass. Instead of bolstering the team with depth that could help them win, last year he spent the entire day trying to get Chad Cordero and we fell one game short. We didn't need one of the best closers in the game, we needed a player to help us win one more game.

We have already seen that this is a very costly season, not getting off to a fast start and players under achieving resulted in Willie getting fired. Now players are over achieving and the manager is doing a heck of a job. If this team falls short, you can look back on the moves other teams made and Omar's failure to make a move. Of every team in the league that is in at least first or second place, they all made a move except the Mets and Rays.......

This season is now directly on Omar's shoulders and his decision to not make even one move at the deadline.......

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