Thursday, November 29, 2007

Mets Priorities

The mlb stove is very hot right now. With Johan Santana rumors flying about along with Dan Haren, Joe Blanton, Miguel Cabrera.. The only problem is, The Mets don't seem like they will aquire the front line starter that they covent, even though omar has stated that that is hie #1 priority.. im getting the sense that The Mets would have to part with Jose Reyes to acquire Johan Santana and thats just stupid. Dan Haren or Joe Blanton might cost our starting RF - Lasting Milledge and our #1 setup man Aaron Heilman.. Plus, there are reports that state that The Athletics GM- Billy Beane- is not as high on Milledge and Heilman as he once was. Omar Minaya has alot to do this off-season and he has'nt really done anything yet. Though, I trust in Omar, he must acquire a #1,#2, 0r #3 pitcher or develop Mike Pelfrey or Phillip Humber into a capable starter at the major league level if he wants fans to keep believing in him.

Mets Top Priorities

  1. Acquire a Top-of-the-Line Starting Pitcher... aka Johan Santana, Dan Haren, Erik Bedard, Joe Blanton, or Dontrelle Willis.
  2. Don't trade the wrong prospects. Aka don't make a deal that will cost us in the end ala Scott Kazmir for Victor Zambrano.
  3. Develop minor league prospects into serviceable major leaguers. Eddie Kunz could play a role in 08 with the bullpen. Phillip Humber and Mike Pelfrey could battle for a spot in the rotation if #1 does'nt pan out.
  4. Acquire a dark horse canidate to be a breakout player.. ala Carlos Pena... Suggestions.. Sign Bartolo Colon, or trade for Mark Prior or AJ Burnett.
  5. Stabilize Bullpen and Bench. Mike Piazza could be a good option if hes willing to catch 1-2 times a week and pinch hit. Just ask Kevin Towers of the Padres how to build a good bullpen.. FROM YOUR MINOR LEAGUES AND TRADES. NOT FREE-AGENCY!!
  6. Make us a contender again in 08!

In Omar I Trust.. How about you?