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mike in brooklyn
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mike in brooklyn

And now that I am awake, I realize my post was not entirely accurate:  yes, Omar has made a few good trades.  Delgado worked out well, I think.  And I keep forgetting Santana was a trade, because it was one of those free agent/ trade hybrids where they get to negotiate an extension before the trade actually goes down.

Of course, like the guy in Memento, I will forget all this again when I wake up tomorrow.  I may have to tattoo a list of all the transactions on my chest—backwards.

Ron
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Ron
Isn’t Rubin doing the exact same thing he’s accussing Minaya of doing? Deflecting the story away from himself by blaming someone else for the problem? Doesn’t seem very original to me. It’s still an ‘I said/he said’ situation. Rubin is claiming he was an independent source exposing an issue with the Mets management. Shouldn’t he keep his mouth shut and follow his own example. In other words, stop defending himself in public and let someone else do it independently? Why does Rubin get that option, but Minaya doesn’t? I’m not defending Minaya. He needs to go, but that’s an entirely… Read more »
michael standish
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According to Rubin (via Shysterexileball), “As I told the reporters who descended upon me after Minaya left the press conference, I have never, ever, asked Omar Minaya for a job. Or even career advice. Frankly, I’ve never been very close to him. What I have done, and what Mets COO Jeff Wilpon acknowledged later yesterday, is ask Wilpon for ‘career advice.’ My question: Is it even remotely feasible for a baseball writer to get into an administrative job with a team – any team – down the road and what would I need for that to be achieved? Wilpon once… Read more »
JE
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JE

Good points, Craig. Regarding Rubin, I don’t recall screaming and yelling when political reporters started joining the Obama administration shortly after covering the presidential election for their respective media outlets.

mike in brooklyn
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mike in brooklyn
I know there are (allegedly) such things as “journalistic ethics”, although I have no idea what they are.  However, I am sure they do not have to be as strict with sports journalists as with, say, political reporters.  As Jon Heyman—who seemed to actually make sense on this subject yesterday on SNY!—said, Rubin’s asking advice of MEts officials might technically be bad practice, it’s not a big deal.  Again, I’d be much more upset if someone covering the White House were doing that—a forum in which the truth is much more important to the public than on the back pages. … Read more »
JE
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JE

Agreed regarding Snow, Mike, although, like Stephanopoulos, he had already served in a White House prior to his Detroit News and Fox News Sunday/Weekend gigs.

And I doubt he needed to ask Cheney for career advice! wink

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