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    Randolph send Duaner Sanchez home

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/03092007...el_sherman.htm

    March 9, 2007 -- PORT ST. LUCIE - Duaner Sanchez' poor work ethic and attitude this spring have irritated Mets players and officials, and Willie Randolph reacted yesterday by issuing a strong message that it will no longer be tolerated.

    Upset at what he felt was Sanchez's pattern of lateness for rehabilitation, Randolph evicted the reliever from the Tradition Field complex shortly after Sanchez arrived yesterday morning. Sanchez also was assessed a fine. He was told he can return to camp today.

    When he returns, Sanchez not only might have to mend his relationship with Randolph, but also with teammates. Sanchez recently admitted he arrived to camp about 15 pounds over his target weight. One Met said teammates have become annoyed because they don't believe Sanchez is working as hard as he should be.

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    thats not good news.........good thing we improved the pen this year.....

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    Sanchez was told to stay home again today...........

    Not good, hopefully he gets his ass in shape, we need him.

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    Not worried, he still hasn't done any throwing so it's not like he's really missing time, only thing he might have missed was his workout in the gym other then sitting on his ass, and I'm sure he could go elsewheres for that workout. Better for Willie to send the message that he needs to get his ass in gear now, plus show the rest of the team that he still means buisness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikeyman3
    Sanchez was told to stay home again today...........

    Not good, hopefully he gets his ass in shape, we need him.
    He was late again? This is a clear insult to Willie's authority. His attitude will need to change drastically if he wants to play here again. Not good at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JumbalayaJet
    He was late again? This is a clear insult to Willie's authority. His attitude will need to change drastically if he wants to play here again. Not good at all.
    The article makes it sound like they just expanded the suspension to 2 days, not that Sanchez was late again.

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseba...orts-headlines

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Duaner Sanchez's "one-day" absence has stretched into a second day. The Mets told the injured reliever to stay home again on Friday as a continuing disciplinary measure because of repeated latenesses.

    "He was told not to report today," Sanchez's agent, Bean Stringfellow, told Newsday. Stringfellow said he was hoping to talk to Mets general manager Omar Minaya later Friday to determine just when the team would allow Sanchez to rejoin his teammates.


    Sanchez was kicked out of camp by manager Willie Randolph on Thursday morning. Randolph announced the disciplinary action Thursday afternoon, but said it would be a one-day thing.

    Randolph's decision was applauded by Sanchez's teammates, including third baseman David Wright, who said, "As much as I love Duaner, he's an incredible talent, this shows a message that this isn't a one-man circus, this is about 25 guys. When you're somebody coming off that kind of surgery and you have 24 guys relying on you as heavily as we are Duaner, it's not too much to ask to be on time, to come in here and get your work done."

    Sanchez, who is recovering from shoulder surgery, hasn't pitched off a mound yet this spring. He had hoped to be ready for Opening Day.
    He's injured and not throwing anyways, so the only thing he is going to miss in his 2 days away from the team is the ability to use team facilities (Such as the Gym, although I'm sure he can find another Gym to use for a day or two). But at the same time it sends a clear message to the rest of the team that it's Willie's way or the highway, which is much more important.

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    Hmm, tardy and overweight. Somebody just lost their 8th inning role. Time to step up Heilman.

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    just trade this guy to get a good reliver pitcher. If he doesnt work hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYJ Fan18
    just trade this guy to get a good reliver pitcher. If he doesnt work hard
    Because teams are just eager to throw away quality relievers for a guy that is supposedly out of shape and injured.....

    He IS a good reliever, he just needs to get his priorities straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBound
    Hmm, tardy and overweight. Somebody just lost their 8th inning role. Time to step up Heilman.
    Was late once, and traditionally most athletes fall a bit out of shape when it comes to the early stages of rehabbing injuries. Keep in mind that a shoulder injury like his severly reduces the amount of exercise that he is able to do to keep in shape. Personally, I think the Mets should send him down to extended spring training and begin the year without him, let Heilman handle the role until Sanchez is fully ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ven0m
    Was late once, and traditionally most athletes fall a bit out of shape when it comes to the early stages of rehabbing injuries. Keep in mind that a shoulder injury like his severly reduces the amount of exercise that he is able to do to keep in shape. Personally, I think the Mets should send him down to extended spring training and begin the year without him, let Heilman handle the role until Sanchez is fully ready.
    He's had similar problems with previous teams - I think there's some issues here. We'll see. What we do know is the Mets aren't going to take this crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBound
    He's had similar problems with previous teams - I think there's some issues here. We'll see. What we do know is the Mets aren't going to take this crap.
    Yes he has.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ba..._reliever.html

    What Randolph and Minaya didn't mention yesterday was the disturbing behavior pattern being set by Sanchez. There is a reason that Sanchez, despite being only 27, already has been with four organizations. According to Dodger sources, he was twice disciplined by L.A. in 2005 before being traded to the Mets. Both times it was for late arrivals to the ballpark, and on one of those occasions, he reportedly appeared to be intoxicated. Before that, he exhibited the same behavior in Pittsburgh with the Pirates, who put him on waivers despite his respectable season in Triple-A in 2003.

    "The Mets knew what his story was," a Dodger source said. "But they were intrigued with his talent and I guess they figured they could straighten him out. Obviously, that hasn't happened, and whether they want to believe it or not, he's going to continue to be a distraction there."

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