I understand Omar Minaya thought he did the right thing. You have to give him points for trying. I just do not think it is working out.
The Mets have two pitchers that are going at it for the fifth spot in the rotation. They are Tim Redding and Freddy Garcia.
Both of these individuals are professionals. They should know what they are doing.
I do not care if I got killed for this on Mets Merized, but I have to say I am done with Garcia and Redding.
Redding has an ERA over 40. He was charged with NINE runs. Now where I come from, that’s unacceptable. I highly doubt there will be much change between now and the regular season.
Garcia has an ERA of at least 20.
This is not working. Can these guys improve? I’m sure they can. I just do not think they will in time for the regular season. They have proven nothing to me.
As much as I do not want Pedro Martinez back because of his “I-Will-Not-Be-Cheap” attitude, the Mets have to consider him. They need to move before LA Dodgers GM Ned Colletti does. He made it loud and clear today that he is interested in the future Hall of Famer.
What is causing the Mets and Dodgers to hesitate is his price tag. According to mlb.com, Pedro want $5.5 million plus $5 million in incentives.
He has a nerve asking for that considering he has yet to make it through a full season in one piece.
Yet you have to wonder if the Mets were just better off signing Pedro to begin with.
They have invested $12.25 million in signing Redding, Garcia and Livan Hernandez. Most of that being if Garcia and Hernandez make the big league club.
I have to say that after what I have seen with Redding and Garcia, I am not comfortable. They just might be better off with Jonathan Niese, and you all know how I feel about him being in the majors.