Tuesday, June 26, 2007
A Plead to Omar Minaya: No White Sox Please
Adam Rubin of the Daily News wrote an article this morning talking about Omar Minaya preparing for the White Sox's Fire Sale. Too which I reply, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"
This has Victor Zambrano for Scott Kazmir written all over it. Whether you want Buerhle or Contreras, neither are the stellar pitcher the Mets would hold onto for years to come. Why would you give up a Pelfrey, Humber, or even Milledge for starters who can't be counted on for years to come?
How soon we forget Contreras pitching for the Yankees. Ahem, choke much?
Right now the starting pitching looks to be back on track. John Maine and Oliver Perez are pitching well. Glavine will be less than stellar, but fine for the playoffs. El Duque looks to be back to his old form.
That leaves Jorge Sosa, who pitched wonderfully last night, but I realize he's not the guy you want to rely on for clutch wins. Pedro Martinez should be back after the All Star break and if he jumps back into the rotation we really don't need another starter right now.
If Omar can land a Dontrelle Willis, Carlos Zambrano, or Roy Oswalt, then by all means do it. These are young guys who can be relied on for the next 5 years. Don't give up potential All Star prospects, for aging pitching just to help us over the next 3 months.
It's not worth it.