This was by far the worst season I can remember going through. Yeah the Mets might have been marginally worse in 1993 but at 12 years old I didn’t live and die with the team like I did as an older gent. We can sit here and debate who was wrong, what was wrong, who is good on the team, who is not good but the bottom line is… this was an AWFUL season without many bright spots. The off-season is upon us and oddly this latest Reyes news has me optimistic. Knowing he will be back somehow makes me feel like the team will once again be competitive. It will be up to many people if we will be good in 2010. Fred, Omar, Jerry (if he is back), players bouncing back (Maine, Perez, Pelfrey) and players improving (Murphy, Fernando etc). The off-season is the one time we can dream big. The money spent won’t decide the future of this team. The decisions made by the front office and the current players on the team will. Nobody deserves a pat on the back for 2009. Nobody was so good that they deserve a “pass”. Maybe Wright’s bad year, or Reyes’s lost year will spark a hunger in them never before seen (not questioning either player, they rank #2 and #4 on my favorite Mets of all-time). 2010 will be better… I promise.