I’ve been floating on air since Sandy Alderson has been hired. There’s a bounce in my step and for the first time in a while, I’m actually looking forward to the Hot Stove. I was trying to put my finger on it-y’know, what I’ve been feeling and I think I got it.
Optimism and confidence.
I feel positive about the Mets. Like now I know that there finally going somewhere. And there is something ironic about that feeling because the last time I actually felt it was 6 years ago. It was when Omar Minaya was brought in to replace Jim Duquette. I remember like it was yesterday. The bad Zambrano trade, the disappointing second half of the 2004 season(71-91) and a future that seemed so bleak that a playoff game seemed like a light year away. Along came Omar with this positive vibe and optimism. With him came this other feeling that now the Mets were going to be players again- and they were.
Now I feel the same way with Sandy.
Our own Rusty reminded us this week that “Rome wasn’t built in a day”, but at least now I get to see the bricks being layed down for something big. And unlike the past, now it looks like these bricks are going to resemble something like a solid future.
I know Alderson is no mircle worker. I’m not expecting the Mets to be in the playoffs next year.
But now I know that they have direction. They have the man with the plan.
It just might be enough to make renew my season ticket plan.