Ok…I am officially sick and tired of the negativity surrounding this upcoming season. While im sure some see their negativity as “realism” (that the mets are a last place team),Â I would like to take a look back at the optimism going into theÂ 2009 season from some of our members and authors on Metsblog:
- April 6, 2009 at 5:22 pm
If you can remember, 2009 had just as many question marks if not more than 2010. I understand that the 2009 season beat us to the brink of insanity but those feelings should remain with that season. I know its much easier said than done(people are still hung up on the collapse) but we must try. At the start of the 2009 season NO ONE predicted the season to unfold the way it did… so how can we pretend to have a clue as to the way the 2010 season will unfold.Â I want you to take a look at the lineup that will most likely start the 2010 season(barring some super hot performance in ST)
Im sure we can have a food fight of stats to go either way with the potential performance of this group but I believe we would be hard pressed to find someone that thinks this group cannot be at the very least competitive. I also believe that a season like 2009 is unprecedented and a similar string of injuries can happen to any team, including the Phillies. We have to try and separate the negativity and pessimism we feel toward the front office from the team on the field. Yes the office is a mess but until the realize the embarrassment they are causing to themselves and the organization, things will not begin to change. Pitchers and catchers are going to report in a few weeks, a prelude to the sport that will dominate about 7 months of our lives. We need to realize and accept that theÂ 2009Â season was an extremely unprecedented event that the odds of it happening back to back im sure is lower than one winning the lottery…
Im sure everyone has heard this 100 times by now “baseball is a marathon, not a sprint” and that couldn’t be more true. While it is important how you start but it is more important how you finish. We know not what the 2010 season has in store for us and given that, we should give this year a fair shake. I am not saying to forget the past but rather lets look for optimism going into the future. Yes, Omar did not acquire a multitude of potential FA that would have helped the club but so didn’t many other clubs in MLB. Omar however, did retain our prospects in the system. This move could prove to be a shrewd move come the trade deadline. Fact is no one can control what will happen over the 2010 season but what we can control is what we as fans bring to the table. Lets stand behind the crew of guys to take this team that we love so much as far as they can take it, Let us remember that we have a true #1 ace in Johan that has stood strong for us in the past and will do so again, Lets root for the success of Oliver “Headcase” Perez and John “Crosswords” Maine, Lets root for our new guy Jason Bay to help us get the job done, Lets…
root for a rebound season from Reyes and Wright,Â LetsÂ root for the New York Mets!