Quote: Omar on Plan, Pitching and Targets

Mets GM Omar Minaya talked to reporters today from Citi Field, and said:

“Everybody wants us to improve our club.  The question is: when do we improve our club?  It has to make sense when you make a move.  I feel like, in past years, we have always found a way to improve our club, and I feel comfortable we will continue to work hard and, when it’s all said and done, when we get to Opening Day, our team is going to be better than they way they ended last year… We have a plan, and our plan, I like our plan, we know who we’ve targeted, and we feel comfortable if we get our guys we’re gonna have a very good team on the field and we’re going to be a team that will compete for our division and compete for the pennant.”

…well, just getting Jose Reyes back is improving the team from where it ended last season… but, i hear ya, omar… and, that’s the thing, i am discouraged, but not hopeless… i believe they’ll make additions, and i know baseball is a crazy game, and a long season, and with adding reyes, and bringing back a healthy Carlos Beltran, John Maine and Oliver Perez, and getting David Wright straight, i have no doubt they’ll be better… this is not the question… instead, it’s just, i wonder if they could have been better than even that, had better moves been made this off season

In regards to improving the team’s starting rotation next season, Minaya said:

“There are still pitchers out there.  We feel we that have a solid number one.  And, we feel, you know, that we have some pitchers that can… a) we’re gonna need our pitchers to stay healthy, and b) pitch to their capabilities.”

…umm, you have pitchers that can, what, what can they do again… i do not believe the answer is a stud, at this point… the answer is risk-reward or stability…

…the team must either sign a pitcher like Ben Sheets, feeling he’s worth the risk; or sign a guy like Jon Garland, to bring in a known commodity