There is no question that the Phillies would not be who they are today if not for Werth. His presence has been just as important as Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins by fitting in perfectly with the Phillies system. This season has been a strange one for Werth, he began 2010 on a tear, but now with the season is winding down, it sounds like he could be running himself out of town. The interview with SI may be the last straw for fans with Werth. I guess all you can say is that it was nice while it lasted.
New York Mets GM, Omar Minaya, gives us the latest on the state of the franchise.
It's the same old story with the Mets. To me there wasn't anything in this update that surprises me. As much as Omar has done with the Mets, turning them from a mediocre team in 2005 to putting them on the map in 2006 and beyond, its just time for a new voice at the position. There is no doubt Minaya gets what he wants, Pedro Martinez, Carlos Beltran, Johan Santana, and Francisco Rodriquez were all the biggest names on the market and he managed to bring them to New York, but its been the smaller minor moves where he has failed. Omar has never been able to find great complimentary players that bring a winning attitude to the team. To be honest, R.A. Dickey may have been his greatest find.
Who could have predicted Omar Infante's incredible success this season, arguably making him the team MVP.
Who needs Martin Prado or Chipper Jones when you have Omar Infante on your team? Infante is hitting .349 on the season, shattering his previous career high and career average. The only question surrounding Infante is if he can continue putting up these numbers in 2011 and beyond. Is he for real or is this just an aberration? Regardless, Infante will be key in Atlanta's post-season run.