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savafan
01-05-2006, 12:44 AM
According to rotoworld:

According to WFAN, Bret Boone has signed a minor league deal with the New York Mets.
Kaz Matsui has been difficult to move this offseason, but Boone should be given every chance to compete with him this spring for the starting job. Chris Woodward is also in the mix, with Jeff Keppinger and Anderson Hernandez expected to serve as the double-play combination at Triple-A Norfolk.

Unassisted
01-05-2006, 10:51 AM
Seems like the closest thing to a worst-case scenario for Bret if he doesn't perform well, which seems like a strong possibility. There's nothing like the NYC media to amplify one's failures and speculate wildly about the reasons.

Nugget
01-05-2006, 07:38 PM
You should have seen the quote attributed to Omar Minaya on Sportsline. It was along the lines that "history would show that Bret is past it but on a minor league contract I figured what is there to lose".

captainmorgan07
01-05-2006, 09:59 PM
he has to be better than kaz matsui for crying outloud i kno he's old but still

larryboy
01-06-2006, 12:31 PM
Boone the other white meat, stick a fork in him he's done. No steroids = no offense. He's still an ok glove.

dougflynn23
01-06-2006, 12:56 PM
:) Personally, I'd rather have Bret Boone than Tony Womack. With Boone and Jose Uribe as the DP combo, the Mets middle infield defense will br very strong. Theie offense with Delgado, Wright, Beltran, and Floyd is plenty good enough to carry a Bret Boone in the lineup if he can get back to even 10-12 HR and a .260 average. I think he can.

westofyou
01-06-2006, 12:58 PM
Stick a fork in him.

danken12
01-06-2006, 02:34 PM
:) Personally, I'd rather have Bret Boone than Tony Womack. With Boone and Jose Uribe as the DP combo, the Mets middle infield defense will br very strong. Theie offense with Delgado, Wright, Beltran, and Floyd is plenty good enough to carry a Bret Boone in the lineup if he can get back to even 10-12 HR and a .260 average. I think he can.

You mean Jose Reyes? and yes that would be a very nice DP combo:)

savafan
01-06-2006, 03:41 PM
You mean Jose Reyes? and yes that would be a very nice DP combo:)

Had me wondering if Jose Uribe was still alive. I thought perhaps he and Warren Cromartie would be returning from Japan or something...:confused:

Joseph
01-06-2006, 04:04 PM
Word is the Mets will pay 5+ million of Matsui's 06 salary to move him.

dougflynn23
01-06-2006, 04:40 PM
Had me wondering if Jose Uribe was still alive. I thought perhaps he and Warren Cromartie would be returning from Japan or something...:confused: :help: That was an interesting Freudian slip! I must have flashed back to the 1980's and the days of sub .300 OBP middle infielders!

George Foster
01-06-2006, 10:26 PM
Boone the other white meat, stick a fork in him he's done. No steroids = no offense. He's still an ok glove.

2001: 37 hrs, 141 RBI's = All juiced up! Did anybody see him during this season? he looked like a miniature Hulk...it was nuts

Falls City Beer
01-06-2006, 10:52 PM
Is it just me or is Bret Boone the consummate Met? He strikes me as being born to be a Met. Bret Boone starring in: "A Met Too Late."

buckeyenut
01-07-2006, 05:05 PM
Word is the Mets will pay 5+ million of Matsui's 06 salary to move him.

I'd rather have Matsui for 2M than Aurillia for 2M.

gonelong
01-08-2006, 12:55 AM
2001: 37 hrs, 141 RBI's = All juiced up! Did anybody see him during this season? he looked like a miniature Hulk...it was nuts

No kidding, he gave credit to his "offseason workouts" for that season, yet, quite amazingly, didn't return to those same workouts after that breakout season.

GL