Monday, October 01, 2007

Muddle Relief

A tale of two seasons--imagine the line below on the Mets and not on the Padres:

91 ip, 98 k, 28 bb, 6-4, 2 saves, 34 holds, 2.08 era

Might have been nice, huh? Less Schoenweiss, less Mota. Maybe just one more lousy stinking win.

That means the Mets lost their shot at 2007 on November 15, 2006, when Omar Minaya sent Heath Bell, owner of the fine line above, and Royce Ring to the Padres for Ben Johnson (no, not the sprinter) and Jon Adkins. Johnson had 30 abs and Adkins pitched in one game for the major league club. Bell did everything he could to get the Padres to a play-in game today (alas, he can't play outfield and didn't get to Milton Bradley and tackle him before Bud Black did).



Blogger George said...

And last night Heath Bell proves me right once again. Bet that Padres fans wished he was either a starter or closer, though.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Well said, George.

I understand (and support) the Bannister-Burgos move. I think that'll work out for the Mets in the end.

But the Bell move was, and remains, a head-scratcher.

2:27 AM  
Blogger George said...

Mike, I'm with you on the Amburglar. There's no way Bannister repeats with his peripherals. 10 more jacks given up next year--and he is a flyball pitcher--and he suddenly is pedestrian if he's lucky.

I was wondering how you were doing with the Mets loss, as you hadn't posted about it at the Neighborhood.

2:52 PM  

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