The Wilpons apparently are desperate for a championship just like the New York Mets fan base.
They have given Omar Minaya the green light to do whatever it takes to get this team to win. They have had a lot of question marks lately.
Minaya made this proclamation along with Jeff Wilpon to the New York Post yesterday afternoon. Minaya had this to say:
“We’ve been told that whatever we need to do to get to help us win, we’re going to try to do it.
“[The payroll is] not unlimited. But there is the ability to increase if we need areas that need to be addressed.“
Jeff Wilpon added:
“Omar has the flexibility to do what he has to do to give us a winning team.“
Where the heck was that flexibility during the offseason. Are you kidding me? You choose NOW to give the okay to do this?
This needed to be done in the offseason so we could’ve gotten a better pitcher.
Instead we got stuck with the surgically-repaired Tim Redding, Freddy Garcia, and Livan Hernandez (who is not doing too shabby – kudos!).
I will say this, at least they did not wait until it was the point of no return. They said it when Minaya has a shot at getting someone. Let’s just hope it isn’t another injured player coming off of some type of surgery.
I’m not looking for a lightning-in-a-bottle. I want the lightning NOW!
Do not get your hopes up on Roy Halladay or a Magglio Ordoñez. The Mets will have to give up too much for these guys.
Don’t look for Jake Peavy either. He won’t waive his no-trade clause for the Mets.
I would love to get Roy Halladay. It would be a great addition. I’m just not sure the Mets will give up half the farm system to get him. It was just re-stocked. It was the farm system that gave the Mets a chance to make a push for the playoffs.
This needed to be done during the offseason. Let’s see what Minaya can do.
You got the green light, Minaya. GO! No excuses! Get it done or we will find someone else who can!