« Decent Start for Perez in Losing Cause | Main | A Better Pedro, But Mets Still Fall »

Oh, By The Way...

Mike SteffanosThursday, September 21, 2006
By Mike Steffanos


I was surprised to read this in the Times today:

The Marlins may be fading from the wild-card hunt, but they do not lack for confidence. While Manager Willie Randolph was speaking with the news media before the game, Miguel Cabrera poked his head into the interview room and said, "We're going to win today." Randolph stared at him before responding: "You're going to win today? That's good. It doesn't matter much." Cabrera left, and then Randolph said: "I like his confidence. We're going to win today, huh? So what? A little too late."

It surprises me because:

  1. Cabrera didn't play last night, allegedly because he "slept wrong" on his shoulder.
  2. I seem to remember Cabrera striking out last week to end a game that still mattered for his team.

Cabrera has great skills as a hitter, but really is somewhat of a punk. Have a nice long off-season, my friend.

More Mets Stories:
SportsSpyder Mets

Continuous Mets Coverage:
MetsBlog
Hot Foot

Comments (5)

The only part of your post I disagree with is your use of "somewhat of."

I don't know why you would even say something like that after dropping 2 games your team so desperately needed. I'd be embarassed. As Willie said: "A little too late."

A punk who is rapidly gaining weight, doesn't work on his fielding, doesn't hustle on the basepaths; sort of a new Manny Ramirez with a worse attitude.

The only question is whether he will go along as a one dimentional star like Ramirez, or possibly loaf himself into a much shorter career. It has happened to many other elite talents.

Or maybe he finally grows up, he's only 23.

We got kind of lucky with Wright and Reyes. Not that they're perfect, but neither one of them is big-timing it at this stage of their careers.

Steven Wright: "Did you sleep good?" "Nah, I made a few mistakes." Sweet dreams, Miguelito.

About Mike's Mets

Please support Mike's Mets:

Disclaimer: Mike's Mets is an independent, unofficial fan site, and is not affiliated in any way with the New York Mets or Major League Baseball.

Other Links

General Baseball Links
Internet Radio Shows
Video Blogs
Other Team Links
Other Sports Links
Non-Sports Links
Video Direct

Looking for great deals on MLB Baseball Tickets? Visit JustgreatTickets.com for Cubs Tickets, NY Mets Tickets and a huge selection of Red Sox Tickets, Yankees Tickets and plenty of great concert Tickets for Dave Matthews Band Tickets and Buffett Tickets

Creative Commons License
This weblog is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
Powered by
Movable Type 4.1