Visionary Extraordinaire

Visionary Extraordinaire

Lucchino Knew Best

(AP Photo)

The Man Who Takes All the Heat,
Knew the Real Deal with Pete
And Gammo Did Too ...

"I really worry for Omar Minaya that this could be a terrible deal. And I'll tell you why I object to Fern Cuza. I think the right thing is to do the best thing for your client. And the best thing for your client whose already made $92 million and is guaranteed $133 million. He's allowed to do basically what he wants to do. People leave him alone. Nobody made a big stink about his not going to the sixth game of the Yankees series, which I still think is perposterous. But in New York, well over half the media view him as a complete and utter mercenary who grovels to get one extra dollar. Pedro does not take kindly to any criticism. He's going to get killed in New York. And with the franchise run by a PR guy from New York named Stu Sucherman, cause he has the final say on every decision made because he's Fred Wilpon's PR hack, I just think he's in for big trouble. I think he could be miserable, or it's obvious there's a chance he's gonna break down. This has all the earmarks of a disaster and an ugly way for his career to end." -- 12.14.04, Peter Gammons on WEEI

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“ 'I wish Lucchino was here,' Pedro said. Speaking of an airport meeting he had in the Dominican Republic with Lucchino and John Henry, he went on: 'I could tell Lucchino like I did before when I tilted my glasses down and tell him that I got four years and he goes, ‘No, bull%#@!.’ I told him I got four years, after that they were leaving for the Winter Meetings, so now you know how much time they had to work it out.' ” -- 6.28.06, Feeding the Monster blog

Pedro has plenty of time to count his dough

(BDD Photo Illustration / B-Ball)

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