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by Mr North Jersey
The Optimistic Mets Fan shares some thoughts as he looks ahead at 2012. – Link
11/17/2011-10:07pm at 10:07 pm (UTC -4)
The following prediction has about the same probability of occurrence.
The Ancient Aliens of the History Channel’s TV show will have exhausted vacation spots and return to Earth and Lo and Behold will be passionate Mets’ fans. An alien with a bat fashioned from a lightening struck tree will join the Mets without remuneration and in fact shower the Wilpon’s with billions of dollars and then proceed to lead the Mets to WS victory after WS victory for the immediate and long term future.
11/20/2011-2:11am at 2:11 am (UTC -4)
He’d probably injure his 4th arm Fielding a routine pop up .
11/17/2011-10:56pm at 10:56 pm (UTC -4)
Or…..Sidd Finch is coming back, along with some friends who can play……or……The Phils,Braves, Marlins, Nats,
Cards, Brewers, Giants, Dodgers, Rox and D-backs all agree to disband/ Suffer some sort of 1970 Marshall Football type tragedy….Because off the top of my head, they all appear to be better teams than us heading into 2012.
Or………Maybe Ceetar had a few too many cocktails with lunch today.
11/17/2011-11:38pm at 11:38 pm (UTC -4)
nothing in there that was at all unreasonable.
though I guess for the Mets, expecting guys to stay healthy and have productive years in line with their talent and/or career norms could be considered outlandish?
maybe thinking those guys having those years would lead to a championship is a bit of a stretch (they would need that, plus a couple of “where the hell did that come from” years too), but making them competitive for the WC? Sure.
11/18/2011-6:35pm at 6:35 pm (UTC -4)
Things happen. I don’t think you can put a percentage on how likely a guy is to get injured. especially things like turned ankles and broken backs. flukey right?
When the Mets traded Beltran, it looked like 94 wins would get the Wild Card (Braves pace) instead it was 90. Mets were 2 behind the Cardinals with 3 head to head.
In a way, the opening day payroll on the field figures to be higher this year. It’s not a stretch to say the team will be better. (With Reyes of course)
The gaps not as wide as people think.
11/19/2011-3:22am at 3:22 am (UTC -4)
The gap is VERY wide to sentient people.
11/18/2011-12:26am at 12:26 am (UTC -4)
After watching SNY’s weekly Hot Stove earlier – the interview with Wright showing the clips of him and Jose celebrating with the cigars and champagne in 2006 – I’d like nothing better than to be watching that again in 2012.
On paper, doesn’t seem remotely possible. But it’s baseball and you just never know…..One more WC berth next year? Maybe we’ll sneak in.
11/20/2011-2:14am at 2:14 am (UTC -4)
Well I like everyone else who follows the Mets hopes so. Yet its probably a must to have Davis Santana and Wright not to mention bay even hitting at a moderately better clip than last season all on the field, in good condition and reaching their potential for there to even be a possibility of being competitive . Having a healthy Reyes would also be nice if they could get him back at a reasonable price. Its just alot to ask for and certainly will be on many met fans Christmas lists going into 2012.
11/19/2011-3:21am at 3:21 am (UTC -4)
HAHAHA! Fong and Gategem have it on the money as usual.
Ceetar’s like a cute 6-year-old.
The only problem is that he’s an adult.
11/19/2011-3:38am at 3:38 am (UTC -4)
Ahhh now this feels like the RDM of olde.
11/19/2011-6:30am at 6:30 am (UTC -4)
How Josh Johnson and Johan Santana come back from their injuries this season is likely the difference between 4th and 5th place for the Mets. Talent-wise, this is likely a 75-78 win team once again, though that’s hard to determine until we see what the actual opening day roster looks like.
The 2012 season will be all about looking at the progression of the minor league pieces that could become the future of the team, and the progression of those young parts of the MLB team that we don’t have much track record on. Kinda like 2011, actually, just without the injuries to guys like Ike that we need to see consistency and adjustment from.
But if you really need 800 positive assumptions about the team to keep you interested, feel free to think what you want. I love my team regardless of their talent level or jersey colors (hopefully the black jersey won’t be gone too long, it looks slick as hell).
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