So yesterday I spent a good hour trying to get through to Mike and the Mad Dog. Francesa had gone too far in my mind. He opened the show early suggesting that the Mets do something major. Russo speculated that aside from Willie, the only player you could really trade that was major was Delgado. But no, that wasn't good enough for Mikey. He suggested that the Mets trade Reyes, and later in the show even commented that Reyes "is having a bad year." So since my call didn't go through, here's how it likely would have gone down:
ME: Hey guys, can you give me a glimpse into the Mike and the Mad Dog Pre show production meeting? I mean, do you guys just twiddle your thumbs and say to each other 'how we can stir up some controversy today'..'Well Dog, I can throw out the idea of trading Reyes...'
RUSSO: What's your point.
ME: If i caller would have called in 2 days ago and suggested that the Mets trade Reyes, you would have absolutely killed him.
FRANCESA: Whoa. Why would we do that?
ME: Cmon Mike. Are you kidding me? Let me ask you a question. When the Yanks were 12 1/2 games out last year, how come I didn't hear you concocting deals to get rid of Cano?
FRANCESA: The Yanks have been in the playoffs EVERY YEAR!!!!
ME: What does that have to do with trading a 25 year old shortstop who is on pace to hit .290, 20HR, 75 RBI, score 110 runs and steal 60 bases...How many other 25 year old shortstops are there in baseball with those numbers!!!!
RUSSO: Ahh, listen here. The Mets need to do something
FRANCESA: Are you listening to me? Were you listening? I'm not saying give the guy away. You need to get a star back.
ME: Mike, why in the world you ever trade a player of that caliber, at that age, at that contract? And the best part is, Mike, one of your trades that you suggested for Reyes was to send him Toronto for a pitcher and Vernon Wells. First of all, you can't even name the pitcher, which again if a caller did that, you would go beserk, and secondly, Vernon Wells - like the Mets really need another aging, injury prone outfielder?
FRANCESA: Vernon Wells is a good player. Just ask the Yankees.
ME: Can we all just relax!!! Can we wait to the All Star break at least before we trade away one of the best shortstops and infielders in baseball? Can we?
RUSSO: Ahh right. Fair point. Fair point.
ME: I mean, while we're at it, why don't we get Japan on the phone and see if we can deal Willie for Bobby V. I mean CMON guys!!!
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