Posted at 2:39 PM on October 25, 2005
by David Zingler
As far as Doug Mientkiewicz has distanced himself from reality, you have to wonder if he is angling for one of the upcoming vacancies on the White House staff. In today’s version “Between the Quotes” in the Strib, the erstwhile Twins first baseman begged the Mets to not pick up his $4.5 million option for 2006.
"I don't why they would pick up my option, but if they do, I might quit," he told Patrick Reusse. "I'm serious. I don't want to be back there."
That’s not even the best part, he also discussed a return to the Twins with the sour scribe, "I always thought Minnesota was a great place to play,” he clamimed. “After a year with the Mets, an organization that doesn't have a clue, I know that for sure."
Our beloved Douggie, who hit .240/.322/.407 with 29 RBI in 275 at bats in 2005, is the same guy who described a season that included a World Series Championship with Boston as “hell” and actually thought he was entitled to keep the ball used for the final out of the Fall Classic.
I know Justin Morneau had a sub par year, but do we really want this guy back?
Hellz, NO we don't.