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by Mr North Jersey
12/26/2011-6:38pm at 6:38 pm (UTC -4)
After the 2009 season, I thought it really couldn’t get worse. Little did I realize at the time that was really just the start of the downward spiral.
The 2012 season doesn’t look too promising either.
Here’s hoping though that even with the current financial straits the organization is in, the plan to rebuild is a solid one and not just smoke and mirrors to help the Wilpons hold onto to the team.
12/26/2011-7:28pm at 7:28 pm (UTC -4)
Happy Holidays 4D
Before entering 2012 the season may not look promising, just like 2011. But once we’re in the midst of games that count there will be moments and possibly a few stretches where promising baseball may be had, that’s what I’ll be looking forward to while we continue the tear down and rebuild.
What I’ve been pondering of late is a different take on how Selig and MLB may view the Mets situation as a comparison to the Dodgers. Maybe Bud has always viewed the Mets situation as far worse than the Dodgers to begin with and just to get them to a state of stability and better value he had to have his guy Sandy go in to clean up the mess and fix things for a year before he could have MLB step in. Maybe Bud’s to do list was: 1) Address the Dodgers in 2011 since it’s easier to “flip” as part of the messy owner divorce, 2) Address the Mets in 2012 after giving Sandy a year to clean up the mess and Bud giving his buddy Fred one last chance to get partners in on his own terms. 3) After getting new Mets owners in place Bud will retire.
While many of us, myself included, have felt Bud installed Sandy to help fix the Mets, my thought now is he may have been thinking larger towards a sale from the outset.
12/27/2011-2:23am at 2:23 am (UTC -4)
Happy Holidays to you and yours too, Haz!
All very good points. I
think a deal was struck between Selig and Wilpon – one that included
Omar being fired and taking on Sandy a GM. Selig might have thought it a
good idea at the time, especially since it appeared there would be a
deal struck for a major infusion of cash from one investor who was to be
Einhorn. When that deal fell through, I think that was the beginning
of the end.
Even if they do get these investors at $2mil
apiece, it’s probably just prolonging the inevitable. Either that, or
we’ll be looking at a last place team for several years, as all money
contracts are removed, they just play with kids and one year contracts
and the Wilpons keep their fingers crossed at some point they start
winning so revenues will start going up.
12/27/2011-8:21pm at 8:21 pm (UTC -4)
you never know what a team can do any given year. Even in 2011, plenty of people wrote the season off before it ever began. And plenty of the same people were irate when the mets were sniffing the fringes of the playoffs, and Sandy traded away pieces for the future of the team.
Not saying the Mets are a likely playoff contender in 2012, but I also am not going to write them off as a last place 100 loss team for the next 4 years (as quite a few people seem to be doing, or at least close to it!)
12/27/2011-11:58pm at 11:58 pm (UTC -4)
I’ve not seen anyone peg them as a 100 games loss team, but I’ve seen them universally thought of as a 85 to 90 games loss team and that is more than reasonable. Considering the improvement of Miami and Washington and the talent of Atlanta and Philadelphia it is not unreasonable to expect the Mets to be cellar dwellers. Unfortunately no amount of rationalization can improve the financial situation of the team and that acts as an impediment to building the team from the bottom up even without using free agency (which I describe as the traditional way of building a team). But it could be worse. The Eagles could be in the NFL playoffs. So enjoy the New Year and go NY Giants.
12/28/2011-1:41am at 1:41 am (UTC -4)
when the Giants beat the Jets, that was my ultimate Christmas present. I could not possibly have dealt with the Eagles back dooring into the playoffs like that!
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