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Appearance On A Metsian Podcast

On Thursday, I had the honor and the privilege of being a guest on A Metsian Podcast. It was a lot of fun and cathartic, and I would hope you would all take a listen by clicking on the link provided.

I’m not sure if this is a reason to entice you to listen, but during the course of the podcast, I personally mentioned or discussed the following Mets players: Tom SeaverJeff McNeil, Pete Alonso, Michael Conforto, Cliff Floyd, Nolan Ryan, Aaron Sele, Jason Vargas, Edwin Diaz, Robinson Cano, Roberto Alomar, Juan Samuel, Jim Fregosi, Bret Saberhagen, Vince Coleman, Noah Syndergaard, Chris Flexen, Paul Sewald, Sean Gilmartin, Darren Oliver, Pat Mahomes, Eric HanholdSteve VillinesCorey OswaltJacob RhameHansel Robles, Stephen NogosekSeth LugoRobert GsellmanDarryl Strawberry, and others. This list is off the top of my head.

Looking at that list, maybe that’s why they haven’t brought me back after my last appearance three years ago when I went on a Daniel Murphy rant.

 

13 thoughts on “Appearance On A Metsian Podcast”

  1. Blair M. Schirmer says:

    Good podcast. I’m not sure who said what in this regard, but the Mets can’t be moving Vargas to move Vargas, just because he had the incident with Healey. Trade him and his option (have never heard this mentioned–collective self-defense through memory loss after 2018?) for actual talent, sure, but this franchise has no message to send. No one is going to credit them with doing things differently any more than we would have after Broxton was let go.

    I agree that the entire incident should have been headed and handled differently, but there’s also the small matter that without Vargas they’re down to two actual starters in 2020. Sell high? Absolutely. Deal him to deal him? This team can’t afford to do it. I agree hiring Girardi to manage would send a message, because it means committing to several years of a guy who can push back against the Wilpons–while dealing Vargas won’t send the message that the team is changing direction. It will look like the Broxton move: something done out of pique and frustration.

    Doesn’t matter wrt Girardi, though. The Wilpons aren’t hiring anyone who is going to do other than their bidding.

    Speaking of manager-GM-ownership in-game contact, no sane team should risk it (meaning the Mets very well might), but during games a manager has only a very limited number of moves he can make. A GM is nuts to risk a fine and suspension when he can just do an if-then chart and have his manager follow that chart. Fwiw Callaway does seem slow to react during games. Wouldn’t surprise me if he’s largely following the dictates ownership sets for him ahead of games.

    Bullpen: no reason to sell low on anyone, so keeping all of Diaz-Familia-Lugo-Gsellman-Wilson makes sense. I’d add at least one premium arm and a lot of depth, but there won’t be money for that.

    1. Blair M. Schirmer says:

      btw… “Looking at that list, maybe that’s why they haven’t brought me back after my last appearance three years ago when I went on a Daniel Murphy rant.”

      –This definitely needed a link!

    2. metsdaddy says:

      On Callaway being slow, maybe he’s just waiting for the text message.

  2. LongTimeFan1 says:

    MetsDaddy, you have a lot of work to do to become credible. Focus on cleaning up your print reputation. It’s far better and noble to be accurate and to own up to mistakes when they occur, rather than double down on the same position digging yourself deeper into mess. Your personal opinions have to provide true insight, be rational, unbiased, free from an agenda, fact and eyeball based. You cherry pick minutia over the clear bigger picture to promote an agenda.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Jason Vargas isn’t good.

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