Friday, December 09, 2005

Quote Of The Year

From Orioles vice president, and the man who signed off on the Scott Kazmir for Victor Zambrano trade, Jim Duquette:

"You cannot give up young and affordable pitching."
Leave Flushing, find clue. Advance to Boardwalk.

Hey, Zambrano for Tejada, whaddaya say!

9 comments:

The Metmaster said...

Don't forget to throw in Matsui in that deal!

Tommy Calzone said...

Benson, Diaz, Bannister for Tejada. Out the door, done!

fredstradamus said...

The metmaster stole my thunder ... Go Kaz Go!

jabair said...

F jim doo doo quette...

RevToby said...

Maybe Leo Mazonne can turn around Zambrano in ten minutes.

ajsmith said...

Thanks man... I almost went through an entire Saturday morning without that sick feeling in the pit of my stomach.

By the way, the next signing is absolutely, positively Minnie Minoso.

My g-d, we are suddenly a pretty old team. I've played on younger beer league softball squads. And Jose Valentin??? A broken-down strikeout machine with bad hands? Was he really the best option out there? I just don't understand this at all.

Minglet said...

metstra...

why not hidalgo? he's a free agent and he was good for us in 2004..i figure why not give him a shot in right again..platoon him with diaz..

the outfield would be

floyd, beltran, hidalgo, nady, and hidalgo

Shari said...

Hi Metsradamus- In all fairness Duquette didn't have total say in what went on at all.

I would evenventure to say that Duquette would have been a better GM than Omar had he been given a blank check and carte blanche the same way, he also got rid of some huge dead weight contracts while he was here.

I think Peterson, Leiter & Franco grabbed Wilpon's ear and that is what orchestrated Kazmir for Zambrano.
I think if it was left up to Duquette hismelf it never would have happened.

Metstradamus said...

minglet, I like Hidalgo but he's way too streaky for my taste.

Shari, I agree with you whole heartedly. Duquette, and Steve Phillips near the end of his reign were puppets. And I have to give the Wilpon family credit for coming to their senses by letting Minaya do his job. Better late than never, right?