The Zionist Conspiracy
Tuesday, May 13, 2003
Met Discards Excel
The Mets visited Colorado last night, and while they won 9-6, it was frustrating to watch two more Mets discards, Preston Wilson and Jay Payton, who are starring with the Rockies.
Wilson was the key Met in the trade that brought Mike Piazza, so it's hard to criticize that trade. However, it is almost certain that Florida would have traded Piazza for less than they got from the Mets.
There certainly was no excuse for trading Payton last season, when he finally started to hit to his potential. The Mets got John Thompson, a terrible pitcher in Colorado who then pitched terribly for the Mets and was released after the season. Thompson had previously stated that no amount of money would convince him to pitch in New York. Sounds like a Steve Phillips kind of guy.