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Friday, March 09, 2007

N.Y. Post: SANCHEZ SENT HOME FOR DAY, FINED FOR TARDINESS, WORK ETHIC (RR)

AND FATTINESS!

“To me, spring training schedule means be early,” Randolph said. “To me, it was as simple as, ‘You’re late. You get fined for that.’”

At about 9:30 a.m., Sanchez left the clubhouse wearing the same clothes he arrived in. He told The Post the reason he was leaving was “personal stuff.’’

“The simple fact is that you disrespect the organization and your teammates when you don’t show up on time,” said a Mets teammate. “We’re all out here trying to do something special, and when you don’t come and sacrifice like the rest of us, you lose a lot of respect and sometimes you have to kind of have your eyes opened.’‘

 

Repoz Posted: March 09, 2007 at 01:56 PM | 26 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. jim in providence Posted: March 09, 2007 at 03:08 PM (#2309346)
What, no mention of dirtiness?
   2. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: March 09, 2007 at 03:21 PM (#2309353)
You have to be higher on the depth chart to get away with breaking the manager's pet rules. Manager's love to look tough on guys who don't matter that much.
   3. There are no words... (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: March 09, 2007 at 03:27 PM (#2309359)
You couldn't be more mistaken, Shooty.

Sanchez was a vital part of the Mets' sprint out of the box last year, and will be counted on heavily to shoulder much of the 7th/8th inning loads -- if he's healthy, that is.

Good job by Willie, IMHO. Nip this kind of crap right in the bud. Stuff like this sank Art Howe.
   4. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: March 09, 2007 at 03:39 PM (#2309365)
You couldn't be more mistaken, Shooty.

I take exception to this. There is always room for me to be more mistaken.
   5. There are no words... (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: March 09, 2007 at 04:03 PM (#2309374)
Well played, good sir. Well played, indeed...
   6. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: March 09, 2007 at 04:09 PM (#2309377)
He's so pissed, he's going to whip that grapefruit at somebody.
   7. Sam M. Posted: March 09, 2007 at 04:13 PM (#2309379)
I can't help but wonder -- especially with that other, Milledge thread going on -- how this whole thing would have been played by the tabloids had it involved young Lastings. Well, actually, I don't wonder at all. I know. It have been bloody indeed. Ugly.
   8. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: March 09, 2007 at 04:14 PM (#2309380)
Sanchez had a history of being late for stuff, back when he was with the Pirates.

"Duaner Sanchez's career with the Pirates isn't over, but it is hoped he will learn a lesson after being demoted to the minors for being late to Tuesday's game. Sanchez reportedly overslept and arrived at Olympic Stadium at noon for a 1:05 game. Sanchez was sent back to Nashville . "I was just unhappy with the fact he didn't show up on time. There has to be a set of rules we have to follow, and the young man has to understand that. Hopefully, he'll learn his lesson," Manager Lloyd McClendon said." Link.
   9. David Wrightwing obstructionist Posted: March 09, 2007 at 04:27 PM (#2309390)
I'm gonna say it again, I said it last year after the trade deadline and before the playoffs started. Our pitching is hurting, while the teams in our division are better(minus Wash).

Our bullpen could very easily fall apart. We may need Joe Smith to step up.

From day 1 last year I thought we were the best team and had no problem saying we are gonna end the Braves streak, any of my friends will tell you and I'm the usual pessimistic Mets fan. But this year I am back to being a pessimistic Mets fan, we are gonna need to go get someone by the end of May to be in contention is my fearless ST prediction.
   10. Slinger Francisco Barrios (Dr. Memory) Posted: March 09, 2007 at 04:50 PM (#2309413)
Sanchez probably went to his recording studio for the day and laid down "Mie Manaja Iz a $#%&!".
   11. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: March 09, 2007 at 04:53 PM (#2309418)
Sanchez probably went to his recording studio for the day and laid down "Mie Manaja Iz a $#%&!".

Geez, does everyone on the Mets have a recording studio?
   12. Slinger Francisco Barrios (Dr. Memory) Posted: March 09, 2007 at 05:32 PM (#2309447)
Geez, does everyone on the Mets have a recording studio?

I hear all the malingerers do.
   13. Slinger Francisco Barrios (Dr. Memory) Posted: March 09, 2007 at 05:34 PM (#2309450)
Perhaps that should be spelled "millidgerers". (The softening of the gee is the price we pay.)
   14. HowardMegdal Posted: March 09, 2007 at 06:45 PM (#2309502)
"I can't help but wonder -- especially with that other, Milledge thread going on -- how this whole thing would have been played by the tabloids had it involved young Lastings."

You're being naive, Sam. Clearly Milledge's presence, as well as his hair, contributed to Sanchez's decision to show up late. I'm sure Lastings only cut his hair because he was forced to, for Duaner's sake.

Other contributors to Sanchez's degeneration: 1) Jazz music, 2) makeout parties, 3) women's suffrage.
   15. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: March 09, 2007 at 06:58 PM (#2309512)
I think it is very culturally insensitive for the Mets to deny a player named Sanchez his siestas.
   16. Urban Faber Posted: March 09, 2007 at 07:00 PM (#2309514)
Does "a Mets teammate" = LoDuca?
   17. Willie Mayspedes Posted: March 09, 2007 at 09:03 PM (#2309624)
Down with women's suffrage!!
   18. bunyon Posted: March 09, 2007 at 09:07 PM (#2309629)
niallmack is down with women's suffrage
   19. meet the mets Posted: March 09, 2007 at 09:47 PM (#2309675)
if pelfrey makes the rotation out of ST, as he should, what is the rotation?

Glavine
Hernandez
Maine
Perez
Pelfrey
   20. Slinger Francisco Barrios (Dr. Memory) Posted: March 09, 2007 at 09:49 PM (#2309677)
I'd sign a petition against women's suffrage. It's a shame that's allowed in this day and age.
   21. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: March 09, 2007 at 10:43 PM (#2309725)
With all the excesses that so many of us indulge in, it's a shame that there are women out there who are suffering.
   22. Gaelan Posted: March 10, 2007 at 01:15 PM (#2309913)
I can't help but wonder -- especially with that other, Milledge thread going on -- how this whole thing would have been played by the tabloids had it involved young Lastings. Well, actually, I don't wonder at all. I know. It have been bloody indeed. Ugly.


Don't be ridiculous. Milledge's reputation and treatment in the press is because he's a gangster punk and has nothing to do with the fact that he's black. You know I'm really tired of people using the racist card everytime some black kid gets uppity and gets a little public smack down.
   23. 2 Balls on Clemente Posted: March 10, 2007 at 03:02 PM (#2309922)
Gangster?
   24. Exploring Leftist Conservatism since 2008 (ark..) Posted: March 11, 2007 at 04:28 AM (#2310173)
if pelfrey makes the rotation out of ST, as he should, what is the rotation?

Glavine
Hernandez
Maine
Perez
Pelfrey


Sounds about right, though I'd flip Perez and Pelfrey. Pelfrey might do better with regular work, and I think for the Mets's sake it's better if Perez's extreme unpredictability is confined to the more occasional fifth slot until he proves he can pitch competently.
   25. The Wilpons Must Go (Tom D) Posted: March 11, 2007 at 04:34 AM (#2310174)
Every action (or lack thereof)the Mets have taken suggests that they have high hopes for Pelfrey. Or maybe, to paraphrase Oscar Wilde, the basis of my optimism is sheer terror.

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