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Tuesday, Aug 24, 2004

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back to the important story that has met fans gnashing and rending. the mets traded away there number one pitching prospect scott kazmir for another more established pitcher who is considered talented but inconsistent. the rationale given was that the mets needed to "win now" not in 3 or 4 years when the prospect might become a top line pitcher. so, in his third start the newly acquired pitcher injures his arm and is out for (at least) the rest of the season, and a week later the prospect kazmir, who started the season in A ball, wins his first major league start for his new team. this ill-advised trade has all the makings of a colossal failure on par with earlier met debacles involving tom seaver and nolan ryan. only the bushies could run an organization (or a country) into the ground which such aplomb.