Many free agents remain unsigned

There are 25 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 24, 2009, titled Many free agents remain unsigned. In it, Newsday reports that:

With spring training just a few weeks away, the list of players who don't know where they'll be training is long and impressive.

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Clem

AOL

#1 Jan 24, 2009
Mets need to sign Manny Lets go Omar ask Wilpon because evidentally you haven't yet, do know if I believe that and get it done. Also reup Perez and lets get goin
George Ruth

Mclean, VA

#3 Jan 24, 2009
Manny is poison - and a head case. Steer clear.

Besides, who would want to see that prime azzwhole Scott Effing Boras pocket another nickel.
Dumas

Rosedale, NY

#4 Jan 24, 2009
PLAYERS need to stop being greedy .
RON

Long Branch, NJ

#5 Jan 24, 2009
Anyone signing Abreu or Pettite will not lose a draft pick, because they were not offerred arbitration.
Wait a minute

Charlestown, IN

#6 Jan 24, 2009
Screw Manny. Anything over a 2 year deal for that guy and you're asking for trouble. One, because he's a head case. Two, because he's 36 and like it or not his age will catch up to him. And three, he's already had knee problems, and so again at 36 his knee isn't going to be getting healthier, it;s going to be getting older, and a bigger problem.

Offer him a two year deal like the Dodgers did. Take it or leave it. Personally I believe his lack of professionalism and caring will cancel out any offensive help he may give the team, by being a distraction. And in NY with our media, that's ALL he would be, a major distraction.
Manny did this, Manny did that, FORGET THAT SH_I_T!

I'm getting nauseous just thinking of it. It's like having some annoying girlfriend who's always creating drama. So I take it back. Don't offer him sh_i_t. Stay clear and let the Dodgers deal with him and Boras.
John

Ridge, NY

#7 Jan 25, 2009
And there's also Tadahito Iguchi, the former White Sox second baseman, who is going back to Japan. The Mets should have signed him. The team has a losing record when Luis Castillo starts over the last two years.
joseph

Dawsonville, GA

#8 Jan 25, 2009
Greedy athletes...Several millions just isnt enough...Maybe they should go get a job bagging groceries at Publix and wake up to reality..Over paid cry babies...
Carl

Middlefield, CT

#9 Jan 25, 2009
I hope Omar is ready to make a change when the time is right. I can understand the Mets not wanting Manny, and at the same time see how exciting it would be if they had him. The lineup needs a change.

I could stomach starting the season with the lineup as is if the pitching was secure. If they sign Perez that won't impress me. Bringing Sheets here isn't as daring as signing Manny, but at least it's something. At 9 million a season, he'd certainly be worth the risk.
David Volek

Rockville Centre, NY

#10 Jan 25, 2009
Wht aren't the Mets thinking about Abreu?? He would be the perfect addition to our team. And he will be CHEAP.

Trade Ryan Church or move him to left and let him walk after this season. Abreu would be terrific. Gets on base and plays every day.

Where's the logic?
Gino

Tinley Park, IL

#11 Jan 25, 2009
I hope their greed backfires on them. Paying people that kind of money to play a kids games is ridiculous.

Let the mf-ers go work at McDonalds and try and demand the money they do.
Mr Baseball

Atlanta, GA

#12 Jan 25, 2009
Bad economy will equal lower salaries. I feel so bad for Boras and his clients. The ballplayers need to cut back on their expenses. Less money spent on strip clubs, hookers, and steroids. But I do like to talk about Spring Training. I would think less fans will attend this year, due to the economy. Asking for $20 or more for tickets to watch a game is crazy. The stars will play only three innings, and the rest of the game is rookies. Time for Griffey, jr., Thomas and Ivan to hang it up. Manny might end up with the Angels. Cubs were sold for $900 million. Saw the new Marlin cheerleaders. Very hot looking. And the news showed those fat male cheerleaders. I almost lost my dinner the other night. I cannot believe there are men fatter than what I saw last year.
2009 STARTS NOW

Clermont, FL

#13 Jan 25, 2009
Manny ramirez should be paid by the inning. Then, when he gets in a lazy mood, cut him. His attitude is to much of a risk.
Bill

Mooresboro, NC

#14 Jan 25, 2009
Since Lowe signed with Atlanta, the Mets have not made any offers to pitchers.Not counting Garcia because it is a minor league deal.Why not?
Sheets is now being courted by Texas and if the Mets don't do anything soon, they will lose him.
NYRfan

Stamford, CT

#15 Jan 25, 2009
Just sign Manny. It does not matter if he is poison to the clubhouse, you do not need chemistry to field a good baseball team. Look at the Yankees.
Pago Pago Trojan

Toledo, OH

#16 Jan 25, 2009
Dumas wrote:
PLAYERS need to stop being greedy .
Why, because the idiot owner and idiot customer will pay anyway?
Actually, they should all get $3 million a month, how can you live on less!
Bill

Mooresboro, NC

#17 Jan 25, 2009
NYRfan wrote:
Just sign Manny. It does not matter if he is poison to the clubhouse, you do not need chemistry to field a good baseball team. Look at the Yankees.
Yea, they are really tearing it up. It'e been going downhill over there since 2000. BIGGEST mistake was A-Rod, then letting Torre go.
BASEBALLER

Las Vegas, NV

#18 Jan 25, 2009
Strange that PUDGE is still out there.I'd let him run my pitching staff.
I love Manny...but I still hope the league makes an example outta' him.Nobody wants to deal with the DIVA stuff.
Dryback

Hollywood, FL

#19 Jan 25, 2009
"But in nearly every case, they would have had to accept a steep salary cut. Ramirez might be a unique case in that he and agent Scott Boras have refused to blink in their contract demands."

That's fine with me. I'd love to go a whole season without seeing that fat b'eaner.
Dryback

Hollywood, FL

#20 Jan 25, 2009
John wrote:
The team has a losing record when Luis Castillo starts over the last two years.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think a baseball team is made up of more than just one player.
Who cares

Brooklyn, NY

#21 Jan 25, 2009
People are losing their jobs, and homes. They don't have enough money to buy food or send their kids to college. Whole towns are going down the drain. These idiots make millions for what?!!!
When they make the millions do they give it back to the communities, no they piss it away on women and drugs.

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