First off, not sour grapes at all. In fact, I applaud Sir Omar for not biting on a Pedro Part II, by agreeing to a four deal. The Braves signed Lowe today and they truly needed this deal way more than the Mets, especially since Larry cried publicly about his organization. That being said, Lowe is NOT worth 15 million per year. What cracks me up is that Lowe wanted to pitch in the northeast and play for a winner. Excuse me? The Nationals would have been a better team to sign with than the Braves, since they (with the upgrades) look better on paper than ATL. Not for nothing, but my bullshit meter is going off right now.
I would love to hear a player, ala Jerry Maguire, just say once – I wanna get as much dough as I can. If the Mets were going to spend Johan money on a pitcher this year I would hope that it would be on someone much better than Lowe. Lowe has never even been the most feared pitcher on any team that he has played for and stud money should not be spent on him. Next order of business for Sir Omar is to sign Ollie, AND knock on the Manny door and see if he answers.
posted by Gene Anthony
added to By Nik Kolidas….
And now… the plan starts to come together…
If this is what he has in mind, then well played sir!
That’s the way to be big market…