August 20, 2006

BROOKLYN TRUMPS QUEENS:

DODGERBALL: L.A. IS BETTER THAN METS NOW AND IN FUTURE, NL GM CLAIMS (JOEL SHERMAN, August 20, 2006, NY Post)

"The Dodgers are a big-market team with a $100 million-plus payroll and they have better young players than the Mets have," said an NL GM. "Now [on] the Mets' left side of the infield [Jose Reyes and David Wright] are two of the best players in the game. But the Mets don't have depth in pitching and the pitching is old. But they do have the wherewithal to sign pitching every year."

In 2006, at the least, the Mets were cruising along under the belief that they were far superior to the rest of the NL competition. But as our NL GM said, "The Dodgers might have a better team than the Mets, right now."


Supposedly Tom Glavine also has a blood clot that could finish his year.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 20, 2006 12:55 PM
Comments

Shades of David Cone, though his clot problems were diagnosed early enough to allow him to return, not leave, in the final month of the season.

Posted by: John at August 20, 2006 3:14 PM

The Dodgers do seem to have quite a few good-looking rookies.

Posted by: Fred Jacobsen (San Fran) at August 20, 2006 4:57 PM
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