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Jul 29 2005 10:43 AM

... nothing.

But if they do, please post it here.

Edgy DC
Jul 29 2005 10:44 AM


You wad.

Johnny Dickshot
Jul 29 2005 10:46 AM


Jul 29 2005 10:47 AM

LOL....I was expecting the worst.

Jul 29 2005 10:47 AM

Says the author of the classic, "Juan Signs".

Jul 29 2005 10:49 AM

LOL, made me look.

Edgy DC
Jul 29 2005 10:50 AM

Really though, I'd give up Cameron, Petit, and Milledge for Jesus, Mary, and Joseph in a minute.

Joseph would be gravy.

Jul 29 2005 10:52 AM


Jul 29 2005 11:01 AM

Nice one.

Jul 29 2005 11:12 AM

Thanks Kase - I needed the laugh this morning.

Jul 29 2005 11:13 AM

Fargin' Icehole!


Jul 29 2005 11:13 AM

Well, we've already scouted Jesus. I guess we should send someone to check out Mary and Joseph.

Willets Point
Jul 29 2005 11:28 AM

Mary's without sin, so she'd never do a take-out slide.

Jul 29 2005 11:38 AM
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Mary's the only pitcher in history to have only been scored upon once--and that run was unearned.

edited for humor

old original jb
Jul 29 2005 11:46 AM
Scouted Jesus?

I thought the Mets traded him to Tampa Bay for Zambrano.

Jul 29 2005 11:48 AM

Centerfield wrote:
Well, we've already scouted Jesus. I guess we should send someone to check out Mary and Joseph.

i love these threads. and that's just plain brilliant responding, there, cf.

Jul 29 2005 11:59 AM

You only get like one in your internet lifetime and if ya catch a few people
with their pants down you've done the trick.

Jul 29 2005 12:06 PM

Name dropper.


SI Metman
Jul 29 2005 12:31 PM

The Mets reacquired Kazmir???


Jul 30 2005 05:21 PM

Jesus and Joseph are going to have to shave if they want to play for Willie. And, I could see Omar going for a Jesus, but Joseph? Jose, maybe...

Jul 30 2005 05:32 PM

We only have to look at the career of ex- Pirate catcher Orlando J. (for guess what?) MacFarlane to see that just because you name your kid after someone famous, it doesn't guarantee their success.


Jul 30 2005 05:50 PM

He was named after the "Make 7... Up Yours" guy. Those were great commercials!

Jul 31 2005 10:09 PM

The 'FANS new guy is pretty good, Evan Roberts I think his name is, big Mets fan , seemed to like the fact that Omar didn't trade the future today.

Bret Sabermetric
Jul 31 2005 10:14 PM
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It's a sad day when I'm pleased that the Mets decided to stick with their lousy sub.500 roster.

Yay, Omar! You didn't shoot yourself in the foot! WTG!

OE: fixed typo

Jul 31 2005 10:21 PM

Bret, a question,with you being a big Red Sox fan would you have been upset if the Manny deal went down?

Bret Sabermetric
Jul 31 2005 10:35 PM

I'm here, ain't I? I'm willing to root (as opposed to follow) for the Mets, once I become convinced they know what they're doing, which I'[m not close to being now, though today was a rare positive sign. I mean, the scary part is that it's a good thing around here that the Mets didn't trade their best prospects for mediocre veterans--isnt it amazing that the ABSENCE of action is seen as a good thing? What does that tell you about the Mets' recent history?

Jul 31 2005 10:40 PM

Fair enough, it tells me Omar has a clue, although he did everything to get Manny he at least didn't do anthing stupid as regards Baez, I think today was a good day for the Mets.

Bret Sabermetric
Jul 31 2005 10:49 PM

I was hoping a big, big, big truck was being backed up at Shea today. That would have been a wonderful sight to see.

Jul 31 2005 10:52 PM

One of the better writers from the Times Bill Rhoden has his say..

]Under the Pressure of a Deadline, the Mets Wisely Demonstrate Patience

The Mets are on a learning curve: Willie Randolph is a first-year manager, and Minaya is in his first season as the team's general manager, though he spent two eye-opening seasons as the general manager of the existential road show known as the Montreal Expos. The lesson he learned in Montreal was that building takes time. "It took me at least a year, a year and a half or more just to understand that you have to let things come to you," he said. "You can't force things to happen."

Yesterday was a good day for the Mets on the field - they defeated Houston and avoided a sweep. Yesterday was also a happy day for an important part of the Mets' family in Binghamton, N.Y., where outfielder Lastings Milledge, a top prospect, survived the trading deadline. He was hitting .348 for Class AA Binghamton through Saturday after hitting .302 in 232 at-bats for Class A St. Lucie. Milledge's name was mentioned prominently as part of a trade that would have brought Manny Ramirez to the Mets.

Milledge's mother and father and one of his two older brothers made the trip from Palmetto, Fla., to Binghamton, where they sweated out the deadline together.

His mother, Linda, said she was relieved that her youngest son was still in the Mets' organization. "We're happy," she said by telephone. "The family's happy."

Milledge's father, Tony, a retired Florida state trooper and a former minor leaguer, said he didn't think his son would go to Tampa Bay because the Devil Rays had plenty of outfielders, and he didn't think he would go to Boston because he didn't think the Red Sox could justify getting rid of a player of Ramirez's stature.

Then Lastings Milledge took the phone. I had never spoken with him. He was another anonymous prospect being tossed around as trade bait. He exuded an aura of confidence, the same sort of confidence you find in the Mets' other emerging players: Josť Reyes, David Wright and, to a lesser extent, Carlos Beltran.

"I feel the same as I felt before," Milledge said about still being a Met. In his mind, the fact that he had not been traded had less to do with Tampa Bay's glut of outfielders and Ramirez's bat than with the talent he brought to the organization.

"I didn't think I'd be traded," he said, "because the Mets know what I can do."

He also knew that the Mets made a blunder at this time last year when Jim Duquette, the general manger at the time, bowed to trading-deadline pressure, dealing Scott Kazmir, a talented left-handed pitching prospect, to the Devil Rays.

"Last year they made a mistake," Milledge said. "They didn't want to trade another young player."

More than the bravado about his ability, Milledge's upfront response to a question about an incident that occurred three years ago was a better indication of his maturity and perspective.

He was expelled from Northside Christian School in St. Petersburg, Fla., as a junior after he admitted having had sexual relations with his 15-year-old girlfriend. He completed a juvenile arbitration program, which included community service. Projected as a top-five pick in 2003, he fell to No. 12, where the Mets selected him. But after the draft, the Mets stopped negotiations to investigate allegations that he had had sexual relations with girls as young as 12 and 13. The allegations were never substantiated.

"You go through certain situations; you live through them and learn from them," Milledge said yesterday.

"Actually, in a way I'm sort of glad that happened, because I think I'm better person because of it."

The problem facing Minaya is whether Mets fans will stay off his case. Will they give him space to build? Milledge, for all his maturity, is 20 years old and needs at least another full year of seasoning.

His oldest brother, Greg, who had a brief career in baseball, predicted that his baby brother would be ready for the majors by 2007. "He needs 500 more at-bats," he said from Palmetto. "I'd say 500 to 700. He's ready now, defensively, but he still has to adjust to hitting with wood. He needs time.

"He'll have to adapt to New York City," Greg Milledge said, adding that a large part of his own failure in baseball was because of issues involving alcohol. "He needs more time. I think of what happened to Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry. Growing up too fast can lead to a lot of bad things."

A day before the trading deadline, critics predicted that Minaya would take heat for not pulling the trigger on a blockbuster trade. He shouldn't take any heat. The organization properly played the role of a good hitter who laid off a tantalizing pitch that ultimately was out of the strike zone.

The Mets are Manny-less, and better for it.