WDHA’s 2-Minute Drill – SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING!
Time for the Two Minute Drill here on the WDHA Morning Jolt. Jim Monaghan, along with the Junior Executive Producer Chris Swendeman.
JM – Swendy, heading into the major league trade deadline, guys like Frank the Tank, big Met fan, were screaming, “SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING!” Boy, did Uncle Steve do something!
CS – He basically sold off $90 million worth of players. Six players traded away for basically what amounts to some high draft picks that have quote unquote, potential.
JM – Potential. You know the danger of that. Know the thing with Cohen that gets me so much, Chris, is he says hope is not a strategy. He traded away two future Hall of Fame pitchers, six guys who were on the opening day roster for guys who you hope someday will see Citi Field in a Met uniform. That’s not a strategy.
CS – No, it’s not. And Scherzer said it on the way out. He said after his conversation and interview with Cohen, he said, this is a team looking to compete in 2025. He’s like, that’s not where I need to be. Not when you’re 40 or near 40.
JM – How would you like to be Lindor or Nimo? They’re both signed through the rest of this decade.
CS – And now there’s rumors floating around in the off season they’re going to try to shop the Polar Bear. Isn’t that, like, your cornerstone?A nd now you’re going to talk about trading them? It just all doesn’t make sense to me.
JM – Meanwhile, over in the Bronx, they pretty much sat pat. And I’m a little surprised because I thought they might make a bigger deal than the one they did.
CS – God’s gift to mediocrity, Jim, is what they are. You need to be either in or out. And they didn’t either. Keynan Middleton, he’s a reliever for the 99.9% of people other than the two of us who know who he is. He was 2-2 with a four ERA, and that was their big acquisition for the trade deadline. What is he going to do? I just don’t understand the mindset here.
JM – So the Yankees kind of stand pat and the Mets are rebuilding for 2025.
CS – A fantastic time to be a baseball fan in New York. Love it.
And that’s WDHA’s Two Minute Drill, Friday mornings here at 105.5 WDHA.