Well leave it to the Mets to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory with last nights 3-2 loss to the lowly Houston Astros. I’m telling you after Carlos Lee sent that meatball that Pat Misch served up to him over the left field wall I was laughing just to keep from crying. Can we blame either Pat Misch or Jerry Manuel for last nights kick in the crotch loss ? The answer is no. Misch was pitching what was quite possibly the best game of his life. He allowed only one hit over the first seven innings – at one time retiring sixteen straight Astros in a row before the wheels came off. Is the offense to blame ? Yes the mets offense is partially to blame. Three hits off a ham and egger is to quote General Jerry “pathetic“. I believe most of the blame goes to Omar Minaya and the Wilpons for poor roster management. Can you please tell me why we are carrying three catchers right now when we could use a extra infielder or outfielder that could hit ? Why did we go after past their prime players such as a Garry Matthews Jr and a Frank Cattalonoto or Alex Cora – when there were better options available this past off season? It is said that a team is as good as it’s weakest link, and you know something that link really isn’t our starting rotation, our starting lineup, our bullpen – hell it’s not even our bench !! Our weakest link really is out front office for the way they assembled this years squad. A good front office would be constantly monitoring this team, making the nessasery tweaks in season to make the team better. We knew even back in June when the Mets were the hottest team in baseball that our team had holes so big that even Billy Joel could drive a tractor trailer through it . But no they didn’t, and when teams like the Phillies and the Braves and our cross-town nemesis New York Yankees went out to improve themselves – what did our front office do? They traded Mike Jacobs for a player to be named later and inserted their stubby thumbs up their collective asses !
Guys this is not a way to run a franchise in the biggest market in the country – if not the world. Yes You have one of the highest payrolls in baseball – but you didn’t spend your money wisely. Sometimes in order to solve a problem, you have to take a long hard look in the mirror to find the answers. Fred, Jeff stare hard at that mirror and tell me do you like what you see?
” What happens in the Mets front office is a mystery !!”
And with that said….. HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!
Celebrating Birthdays today are :
Former utility infielder of the ’62 Mets, Cliff Cook is 84(1936) .
The sorely under used fifth outfielder from last season,Cory Sullivan is 31 (1979) .
Pitcher,Lance Broadway is 27 (1983) . He had a cup of coffee last September with the Mets and was released after the season ended. He would later be arrested for pummeling another man.
New York Mets purchased pitcher, Bill Connors from the Chicago Cubs on August 20, 1967.
New York Mets purchased pitcher,Ray Burris from the New York Yankees on August 20, 1979.
New York Mets signed free agent infielder,Larry Bowa on August 20, 1985.
In a move that was supposed to add depth to the Mets bench, The New York Mets traded infield prospects, Sean Henry and Jose Castro to the Cincinnati Reds for fading power hitting outfielderJeff Conine on August 20, 2007.
New York Mets released pitcher,Livan Hernandez on August 20, 2009. Funny thing is that Livan was far from horrible. The Mets just didn’t want to pick up his option for the ’10 season.
Mo Vaughn is so depressed with the recent play of the Mets rhat he recently gained 60 lbs. Funny thing is no-one noticed