If this were Survivor I'd vote Willie off the island asap. Normally I wouldn't bother advocating it since the man got an extension this offseason and usually coaches aren't fired so soon into one, but this collapse is so staggering and this team's play has been so disheartening the whole season that I don't see where ownership has a choice. Plus they themselves have issues with him as evidenced by some of Jeff Wilpon's recent quotes and rightly so.
But he's far from the only person that can take a hike.
Rickey Henderson - yeah I know, a first base coach. But since he got here Reyes's game has turned to crap (he was supposed to be the prize pupil). And he sets a bad example with his me-centric behavior.
Mota - Omar's biggest black mark was bringing this guy back. The Mets were 33-17 before he was added to the active roster and 54-56 since he returned from suspension. Is that not an indictment of a player or what
Green - I like the guy, one of the few Mets that hustled for the whole year but you just can't have a starting corner outfielder around with no speed or power.
Sele - goes without saying. Why management let him take a roster spot the entire season when it was obvious early on you weren't getting diddly from him is beyond me.
Sosa - I'll admit the guy helped us out pretty good the first couple months out of the rotation and for a two-three week stretch in the pen. But this guy just screams loserdom to me, I don't know why - maybe it's all his time in Tampa, or the 3-13 year last year, or the fact he couldn't get anyone out the last two months. Plus it's obvious he can't sustain any success over a full season.
Wagner - Okay he's not going to go, he's still one of the better closers in baseball statistically yadda yadda yadda. But he's actually worse than Benitez. I never thought I'd ever say that. He just blows every big game in sight.
Glavine - Got #300, a great baseball moment...but ridiculously inconsistent for this year as for most of his Met tenure. A medical marvel and class act, but a 40+ year old starter with a 4.5 ERA in the NL just isn't going to cut it anymore.
Pelfrey - I just don't see what this guy brings. He has no secondary pitches at all, and his fastball while decent isn't exactly Wagneresque. He had one good start (which I never saw) and the rest of the season it was nibble, nibble and bleed to death.
Milledge - I'm tired of him too. I realize you can't always give up on prospects and he had a nice stretch but this guy just rubs me the wrong way. Both with his diva behavior last year and with his scary tirade this year. Plus his defense just reeks. He's a DH in the making. I'd rather see Gomez and this kid Fernando Martinez be outfielders of the future.
Any reject #5 starter - How many games did Lawrence, Vargas, Dave Williams and Chan Ho Park cost us this year? Around 8-9? I realize you can't have ten starting-caliber pitchers on the roster but you also can't put an inordinate amount of trust in garbage pitchers either.
Edited by Hasan4978, 28 September 2007 - 10:55 PM.