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Tuesday, November 07, 2006


Not much going on today. Well not during hot stove at 2am before I go to sleep.
But there are a few notes of interest...
On Thursday, Inmate No. T47272 will be set free again. I remember when i first realized that the story of Doc and Straw was one of the great tragedies of sports. What are some others? Len Bias? Reggie Lewis? If a convicted criminal like Steinbrenner can consider hiring him again, why not the family friendly Mets (Ramon Castro, Mike DeFelice etc.)?
Good Luck, Doc. I'd stay away from Tampa if I were you.

And it looks like Carlos Delgado, who once spurned the Mets quite brutally, is going to be a good guy and stay. Geez, what if he surprised everyone and filed a trade demand? Ken Davidoff seems to think the Mets had all the leverage and denied him a no-trade. No word on whether Delgado used this leverage at all, but I'm sure he didn't want to leave all that guaranteed money on the table. No the media never reported that he might want to leave or anything, but you never know. That would have knocked the wind out of us, huh? I still say he had an off year so I am expecting an even better one next year once doctors patch him back together. He's a guy I really like, and I fully expect him to lead the Mets to a World Championship. Maybe even go into the hall wearing a Mets cap?

I'm not sure what Glavine is dillying on. I'm not even sure how to spell dillying. Does Atlanta even want him back? They won't pay what the Mets will. Davidoff is now reporting that Glavine and the Mets "should hammer out a one-year deal for about $12 million by Friday, the day that Glavine must act upon a $7.5-million player option (he'll decline it)." Well this sounds a lot better than the preposterous story about a two year deal being sought because Tommy doesn't want ole Maddox stepping on his legend. Is there anyone who thinks two years would be reasonable?

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  • At 8:16 AM, Anonymous andrew said…

    It may be that Glavine is not dillying, but rather dallying, which explains everything.

  • At 11:26 AM, Blogger Itsmetsforme said…

    caught like a rat in a trap, Andrew--i was just seeing if you were paying attention.
    ...isn't dilly-dallying a word?

  • At 11:08 AM, Blogger mr. met said…

    I cannot see the Braves wanting Glavine. They are FINALLY paying Hampton his full pay, they have have Hudson, they have Horacio (for what that is worth), they have Smoltz, they have Chuck James, and they have Kyle Davies.

    And they'll pay $8 million for Glavine on top of it? I think Glavine would be gone if they wanted him. Luckily (or maybe unluckily) for us, they don't

  • At 3:12 AM, Blogger Itsmetsforme said…

    that is why ihave to drink the omar koolaid on this one, and believe he stepped back, counted the rings on tommy's tree, and realized toothless has no leverage whatsoever. And his job can be done by john maine. who arguably stepped up just as much as tomahawk did in the playoffs. i said arguably.

  • At 7:30 AM, Anonymous andrew said…

    I'm sure Glavine will be back. Braves showed no loyalty to him in the first place when they let him go to the Mets. Why would he want to go back there?

    Anyway, it's Friday now, so let's get some news of that new Glavine deal so the Mets aren't too distracted to sign Matsuzaka and Soriano.

    Oh, and yes.


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