Odds & Ends: Loux, Uribe, Dipoto, Cubs, Phillies

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15 Comments on "Odds & Ends: Loux, Uribe, Dipoto, Cubs, Phillies"


Just_MLB
4 years 10 months ago

right for the job? & mets go together like satan and jesus. right now u could have theo/cashman/beane/walt as GM of the Mets and they would still find a way to cause a public relations nightmare and end up in 3rd place….so long as jeff wilpon is president, the mets will never have a sustained run of success.

dirtydez
4 years 10 months ago

Yes get Maddux Mr Towers!

55saveslives
4 years 10 months ago

Great game for Giants! Bumgarner is for real! Now if only the Dodgers can show some pride and PLAY!!

Ian_Smell
4 years 10 months ago

The Pirates should be all over Barret Loux. Even if he’s injured, it still wouldn’t hurt to add a fourth good pitching prospect.

InTheKZone
4 years 10 months ago

Every team should be at least looking at Loux. Heck, the Cardinals need a second good pitching prospect, or maybe third if you throw in Tyrell Jenkins.

start_wearing_purple
4 years 10 months ago

Depends on the price tag. Brings up an interesting question… what was the rumored original signing price for Loux? If he ends up getting more than that from the free market then a lot of people are going to start having serious questions about the draft system. Ok, more questions than usual.

start_wearing_purple
4 years 10 months ago

Depends on the price tag. Brings up an interesting question… what was the rumored original signing price for Loux? If he ends up getting more than that from the free market then a lot of people are going to start having serious questions about the draft system. Ok, more questions than usual.

InTheKZone
4 years 10 months ago

Every team should be at least looking at Loux. Heck, the Cardinals need a second good pitching prospect, or maybe third if you throw in Tyrell Jenkins.

Slopeboy
4 years 10 months ago

DiPoto would be foolish to think that he is going to get autonomy from Wilpon to run the team without interference. Say what you will about Minaya and the blunders he’s committed throughout his tenure as Mets GM, this year has not been his fault. He cut Alex Cora earlier in the year in order to save 4MM next year for Wilpon, but did not cut or trade Perez or Castillo because the Mets refused to eat any of their salary. Both those players then were not used and just took up two roster spots for the remainder of the year. These were moves or better said, NON moves that had Wilpon’s prints all over them.You can be certain that if Minaya had free reign, he would have found a way to move these two, by trade or just releasing them. Instead, they’re still on the team and it appears that they are coming back next spring. Dipoto should also find out if Minaya is going to return as an advisor or Scout or what, he’s owed 2MM and you can be certain he won’t be let go out of the organizaion with that amount of money owed to him. I don’t think he would feel comfortable having the guy he replaced ‘advising’ the owner. If he gets the job, all you can say is Good Luck!

Just_MLB
4 years 10 months ago

add to the fact that Omar has almost 15 years working with the Wilpons….dating back to 1997 when he was asst. GM and headed up scouting. I think the best move would be to have SANDY ALDERSON replace JEFF WILPON or step inbetween Jeff Wilpon and the GM. Sandy was the originator of sabremetrics and was the mentor for billy beane and

Just_MLB
4 years 10 months ago

add to the fact that Omar has almost 15 years working with the Wilpons….dating back to 1997 when he was asst. GM and headed up scouting. I think the best move would be to have SANDY ALDERSON replace JEFF WILPON or step inbetween Jeff Wilpon and the GM. Sandy was the originator of sabremetrics and was the mentor for billy beane and

Just_MLB
4 years 10 months ago

These are some of Sandy’s credentials ….
The son of a career Air Force pilot, Alderson attended Dartmouth College on a NROTC scholarship and graduated in 1969. He then joined the United States Marine Corps and served a tour of duty in Vietnam. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1976.[2]
After law school, he worked for Farella Braun & Martel in San Francisco, California. Roy Eisenhardt, one of the firm’s partners, left to become president of the Oakland Athletics when his father-in-law bought the team.
In 1981, Alderson joined Eisenhardt to became the A’s general counsel and in 1983 was named the team’s general manager, a position he held through 1997. The A’s won four division titles, three pennants and the 1989 World Series during Alderson’s tenure. In 1995, team owner Walter A. Haas, Jr. died. and new owners Stephen Schott and Ken Hofmann ordered Alderson to slash payroll. As a result, Alderson began focusing on sabermetric principles toward obtaining relatively undervalued players.
He was a mentor to his eventual successor, Billy Beane.

So u have a military guy…all about rules and order…and CHAIN OF COMMAND…who values statistics and is Billy Beane’s mentor….the Mets hiring Sandy would be the equivelant of hiring YODA. Let him decide whether Omar is the right GM for the job…and let him be responsible if it doesnt work out….the problem with the mets…is that u cant fire the president…cuz its nepotism to the max…and nepotism rarely ever works…

Slopeboy
4 years 10 months ago

What you say is good and makes sense, but Sandy doesn’t need the money and the Wilpons are not going to offer much anyway. And more importantly, they will not relinquish control either. Jeff Wilpon rules!

Just_MLB
4 years 10 months ago

well so long as met fans are dumb enough to continue enabling them. you are
absolutely right. I refuse to attend any games until the Wilpons stop
meddling.

Just_MLB
4 years 10 months ago

These are some of Sandy’s credentials ….
The son of a career Air Force pilot, Alderson attended Dartmouth College on a NROTC scholarship and graduated in 1969. He then joined the United States Marine Corps and served a tour of duty in Vietnam. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1976.[2]
After law school, he worked for Farella Braun & Martel in San Francisco, California. Roy Eisenhardt, one of the firm’s partners, left to become president of the Oakland Athletics when his father-in-law bought the team.
In 1981, Alderson joined Eisenhardt to became the A’s general counsel and in 1983 was named the team’s general manager, a position he held through 1997. The A’s won four division titles, three pennants and the 1989 World Series during Alderson’s tenure. In 1995, team owner Walter A. Haas, Jr. died. and new owners Stephen Schott and Ken Hofmann ordered Alderson to slash payroll. As a result, Alderson began focusing on sabermetric principles toward obtaining relatively undervalued players.
He was a mentor to his eventual successor, Billy Beane.

So u have a military guy…all about rules and order…and CHAIN OF COMMAND…who values statistics and is Billy Beane’s mentor….the Mets hiring Sandy would be the equivelant of hiring YODA. Let him decide whether Omar is the right GM for the job…and let him be responsible if it doesnt work out….the problem with the mets…is that u cant fire the president…cuz its nepotism to the max…and nepotism rarely ever works…