Here are the important pieces of the news conference that I was able to get:
- The Wilpons are pretty upset about the results of this 2009 team. As I said in a previous blog, they are dedicated to build a better team and will remain as having one of the highest payrolls in the majors. There is no limit for Minaya.
My problem with that is they already do, and it really has not gotten them anywhere. As for the “no limit” piece, they say that every year. Last year they cut back. So I do not buy it.
- There will be changes with the medical staff. Trainer Ray Ramirez is staying put. The youngest Wilpon said most of the injuries did occur on the road and you have to rely on the opposing team’s medical personnel.
Very interesting point! I’ll accept that. However, when the team got back to New York, it was no better.
- Reyes looks like he will have the surgery on his tendon.
Really genius? Did it hurt figuring that one out? I did months ago.
- Minaya stated while Murhpy was decent, he is not sure Murphy will be at first base next year.
Oh Minaya! The Brewers are looking to trade 1B Prince Fielder. Make the call! You’ll kill two birds with one stone in getting a first baseman and a power bat.
I’ll have more on this later. I have to get to class.