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    http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseba...,3709318.story

    Mets put Ruben Gotay on waivers
    BY DAVID LENNON

    The Mets informed Ruben Gotay this morning that he is indeed on waivers and now must wait until later today or tomorrow to see if he is claimed.

    Gotay was supposed to be on today's trip to Orlando, but with his duffel bag in front of him, he sat on his stool with tears in his eyes as he talked on his cell phone.

    "I thought I did a good job last year," Gotay said. "I didn't think I deserved this. "
    If he doesn't pass, I hope he is claimed and kills the Mets so this veteran bias crap ends. Fernando Tatis....what is Minaya smoking if he thinks he can play every IF position?
    "I'm happy for [Edwin Encarnacion] because this guy bleeds internally, big-time" -Dusty Baker

    "If on-base percentage is so important, then why don't they put it on the scoreboard?" -Jeff Francoeur

    "At the end of the day, the sun comes up and I still have a job" -Joba Chamberlain

  • #2
    I never hope for an opposing player to kill the Mets.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by NYMets523 View Post
      http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseba...,3709318.story



      If he doesn't pass, I hope he is claimed and kills the Mets so this veteran bias crap ends. Fernando Tatis....what is Minaya smoking if he thinks he can play every IF position?
      Tatis might be better than Gotay at something called "defense." Ya know, the reason he's on the field?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by metssincekindergarten View Post
        Tatis might be better than Gotay at something called "defense." Ya know, the reason he's on the field?
        I'm not so sure about that..

        Gotay is an average fielder as is Tatis... Neither is great and neither is bad..

        Tatis has shown in the past that he can hit but hasnt done much at all in many years.. Gotay is a nice IF'er that showed last year he can hit and is 7 years younger..

        Personally I like Gotay more but Tatis may be a surprise.. Yo never know when a past player that has had success may surprise you..


        Hopefully Gotay clears and we re-sign him..
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        • #5
          Originally posted by metssincekindergarten View Post
          Tatis might be better than Gotay at something called "defense." Ya know, the reason he's on the field?
          Then let's get rid of Delgado if we're going with this "defense" crap.
          "I'm happy for [Edwin Encarnacion] because this guy bleeds internally, big-time" -Dusty Baker

          "If on-base percentage is so important, then why don't they put it on the scoreboard?" -Jeff Francoeur

          "At the end of the day, the sun comes up and I still have a job" -Joba Chamberlain

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          • #6
            so, defense is crap. ok

            They have a number of guys who can play Gotay's position. Right now they need a RH OF. He'll probably clear waivers and go to AAA until they need him.

            I love how a guy playing part of a season becomes a star who we can't do without.

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            • #7
              We can do without him. The thing is if they don't want him, then trade him. Cubs could use a left handed bat and second baseman.
              "I'm happy for [Edwin Encarnacion] because this guy bleeds internally, big-time" -Dusty Baker

              "If on-base percentage is so important, then why don't they put it on the scoreboard?" -Jeff Francoeur

              "At the end of the day, the sun comes up and I still have a job" -Joba Chamberlain

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              • #8
                Originally posted by NYMets523 View Post
                We can do without him. The thing is if they don't want him, then trade him. Cubs could use a left handed bat and second baseman.
                I dont think its not that they dont want him but he is out of options and they dont need him at the major league level at this time..

                I love how a guy playing part of a season becomes a star who we can't do without.
                Not necessarily "do without" but I think its more of a prefference that you hate to lose a 24 year old guy that showed a lot of promise last year...
                "There are three things in my life which I really love: God, my family, and baseball. The only problem - once baseball season starts, I change the order around a bit.
                ~~Al Gallagher


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                • #9
                  I love how the assumption is always that they never try to trade a guy. "We should at least try to trade him" Well yeah, that's kind of what GMs do. then other teams say, nah we won't give you anything for him since you'll have to waive him.

                  Anyway Braves picked him up. Oddly the blurb suggests he'll get the odd start against lefties. We can only hope it's against Mets lefties.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by metfan13 View Post
                    We can only hope it's against Mets lefties.
                    You think Bobby Cox is that stupid?
                    "I'm happy for [Edwin Encarnacion] because this guy bleeds internally, big-time" -Dusty Baker

                    "If on-base percentage is so important, then why don't they put it on the scoreboard?" -Jeff Francoeur

                    "At the end of the day, the sun comes up and I still have a job" -Joba Chamberlain

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by metfan13 View Post
                      Anyway Braves picked him up. Oddly the blurb suggests he'll get the odd start against lefties. We can only hope it's against Mets lefties.
                      Damn!!!!!
                      "There are three things in my life which I really love: God, my family, and baseball. The only problem - once baseball season starts, I change the order around a bit.
                      ~~Al Gallagher


                      God Bless America!

                      Click here to see my baseball tribute site!

                      Click here to see the best pitcher NOT in the HOF!

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                      • #12
                        I'm not overly concerned about the 25th man.

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                        • #13
                          When your team is a favorite to go to the WS and the 25th guy is Fernando Tatis, I think you can be a bit concerned.
                          Last edited by NYMets523; 03-28-2008, 12:44 PM.
                          "I'm happy for [Edwin Encarnacion] because this guy bleeds internally, big-time" -Dusty Baker

                          "If on-base percentage is so important, then why don't they put it on the scoreboard?" -Jeff Francoeur

                          "At the end of the day, the sun comes up and I still have a job" -Joba Chamberlain

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by NYMets523 View Post
                            When your team is a favorite to go to the WS and the 25th guy is Fernando Tatis, I think you can be a bit concerned.
                            Not at all.

                            Only the typical whiny self-pitying Mets fans act like the sky's falling over the 25th man or 5th starter.

                            I'm ready for opening day. Unfortunately I'm also ready to read endless negative crap on message boards all summer. Jeez people, try to have some FUN.
                            Last edited by metfan13; 03-28-2008, 01:18 PM.

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                            • #15
                              "or 5th starter."

                              On a sidenote, El Duque pitched really well today using his old leg kick. So did Mike Pelfrey. Though he was wild early, he settled in. That's definitely something you want to see out of Mike.

                              As for Gotay...well, we had enough second basemen. Even if Tatis can't hit, he's a decent, versatile fielder and can kinda hit lefties.
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                              -Eppa Rixey, upon learning of his induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

                              Motafy (MO-ta-fy) vt. -fied, -fying 1. For a pitcher to melt down in a big game situation; to become like Guillermo Mota. 2. The transformation of a good pitcher into one of Guillermo Mota's caliber.

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