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Beginning of the End?
Posted By Alex Belth On January 20, 2005 @ 8:38 am In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled
Omar Minaya  is set to meet with free agent Carlos Delgado  today. Delgado will get together with the Marlins and Rangers later this week, but according to Dayn Perry, it behooves the Mets to ink the Puerto Rican slugger. Perry delineates a recipe for Met success in a recent column  for Fox. Ever the Yankee fan, here’s the bit that struck me:
Minaya’s work this off-season in tandem with the Yankees’ largely clueless additions have positioned the Mets to be the New York team for seasons to come.
The signings of Carl Pavano , Jaret Wright , Tony Womack  and even Ruben Sierra  have been heavily criticized this winter. Some have argued that the Yankees would have been better off with Carlos Beltran  and Javier Vazquez  than Randy Johnson  and Pavano (and Bernie Williams ).
Just how close are the Yankees to falling off their perch as Kings of New York? There has been talk every year for the past four or five seasons that this will finally the year that the Bombers dip. They are too old, their farm system is barren. Personally, I expect that they’ll eventually fall off. It just seems like the natural order of things, despite of the team’s imposing payroll. Whether it is this year, 2007 or beyond, I can’t say. They are still team stacked with talent. I don’t know if their off-season has been a bust, but it’s discouraging that other teams seem to be smarter than the Yankees these days. What do you think? Are the Yankees one serious-injury-to-Jorge Posada -away from missing the playoffs? Would Carlos Delgado  make the Mets serious contenders? Which one of these?
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URLs in this post:
 Omar Minaya: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/273049p-233790c.html
 Carlos Delgado: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/273048p-233789c.html
 recent column: http://msn.foxsports.com/story/3321464
 Carl Pavano: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/stats?statsId=5945
 Jaret Wright: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/stats?statsId=5839
 Tony Womack: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/stats?statsId=5158
 Ruben Sierra: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/stats?statsId=3841
 Carlos Beltran: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/stats?statsId=6132
 Javier Vazquez: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/stats?statsId=5947
 Randy Johnson: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/stats?statsId=4288
 Bernie Williams: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/stats?statsId=4695
 Jorge Posada: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/stats?statsId=5502
 Carlos Delgado: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/stats?statsId=5178
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