“No More Moves”

By / February 4, 2009 / Offseason

That’s it. There aren’t going to be any more big moves after this. I think we’re done after this. We’re ready to go to spring training.

Those were dreaded words fans of the New York Mets were exposed to by Omar Minaya in the New York Daily News and every other media outlet.

Naturally he was referring to making any more offseason moves to improve the team. Minaya is very confident in what he has constructed thus far. This is the team you will see in Spring Training.

This means, no Manny Ramirez. I have no problem with this and neither should you. Here’s why.

You are complaining about a team who came in second to the Chicago Cubs (855) in runs scored with 799. Granted, they are also tied for second with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Nonetheless, scoring runs was not their issue last year. Pitching was.

Omar Minaya addressed that issue, tremendously. He did not just get one reputable closer, he got two. One as a set-up man and the other as a closer. At the same time he managed to get rid of two bullpen headaches in Aaron Heilman and Scott Schoeneweis.

If he would’ve upgraded the offense a little more, great. He did not. What he did do was what he and every Mets fan across the globe knew had to get done.

How can you be upset at him for that?

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Ed Leyro

The only problem with the offense last year was clutch hitting. That’s not something that has to be addressed by bringing in new players. That’s just something the players have to work on themselves. I’m glad Omar also saw this and didn’t go nuts bringing in more offense. The bullpen’s blowups from 2008 put more pressure on the offense to produce. Perhaps with this year’s better bullpen, the hitters won’t feel so much pressure to score a ton of runs every game. They might be able to produce better in clutch situations without this added pressure. If you look at it that way, by Omar improving the bullpen, he might have indirectly improved the offense he already had. I’m certainly satisfied with the acquisitions and subtractions.

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Ed Leyro

The only problem with the offense last year was clutch hitting. That’s not something that has to be addressed by bringing in new players. That’s just something the players have to work on themselves. I’m glad Omar also saw this and didn’t go nuts bringing in more offense. The bullpen’s blowups from 2008 put more pressure on the offense to produce. Perhaps with this year’s better bullpen, the hitters won’t feel so much pressure to score a ton of runs every game. They might be able to produce better in clutch situations without this added pressure. If you look at it that way, by Omar improving the bullpen, he might have indirectly improved the offense he already had. I’m certainly satisfied with the acquisitions and subtractions.

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