I’d like to extend a huge “thank you” too all of RDMB’s loyal readers, authors, and commenters. You are all what makes Real Dirty the most intelligent and fun-loving Mets blog on the web. It’s been a pretty terrible baseball season for our Metropolitans, but it was made much more bearable by our great readers.
And finally, some closing thoughts on the season:
- Let’s give Jerry a break. I’ve been the polar opposite of a Jerry-defender for the last couple of seasons, but now that he will (likely) no longer be making the on-field decisions for my team, I wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors. Bad manager for the Mets? Yes. Good guy? Absolutely. Good luck Jerry! I hope you find somewhere that fits you, which personally I believe will be in the form of a bench coach.
- The same should be said for Howard Johnson. Terrible hitting coach? Probably. Respectable member of the World Series winning 1986 Mets? Definitely. Let’s not forget to always remember and respect our world series winners, so if HoJo leaves the organization (or is reassigned), I wish him all the best!
- What a great season for a few players, namely Dickey, Davis, and Pagan. All three players surpassed expectations and could play a huge role in the future Mets. Not to be forgotten are Pelfrey and Niese who will hopefully lead the youth department of the starting pitching staff for years to come. Both gents had solid years which they can hopefully improve upon in 2011.
- This is an exciting time to be a Mets fan! It’s been several years since we’ve felt that the team may be headed in a brand new direction. We have a chance to get rid of some of the…less useful roster players…and and cultivate several members of the exciting youth squad. Hopefully we get a GM with a solid long-term vision for the team, and a new manager who has baseball smarts and can light a fire under his players.
I hope you all stick around for this exciting off-season as the news flow is just beginning regarding changes for the Mets!