After last night’s extra innings loss I just have one thing to say- IT’S BEGINNING TO GET UGLY !!!!
I do not know if this team is tired, dejected over the loss of both Dillon Gee and Johan Santana or they have just plain given up. I hope for their sake it’s not the last the three theories because this team has built up so much goodwill with the fan base that I can’t see them just taking a dive in the second half.
For the most part the Mets offense has looked flat, the bullpen has looked ( with the exception of a couple of relievers) putrid, and the starting rotation looks as if they are pitching scared. I don’t think that Sandy Alderson making a big trade will get this team off it’s current slide – besides who of immense trade value are we willing to trade – and will a rival G.M be willing to give back a more than servicable player in return ?
I say that for the most part this team should stay pat – unless a offer that is too good to refuse is mae – or too stockpile players for next season.
Don’t get me wrong I have not given up on the Mets finishing over .500 this season – but at this point it woud take the stars to align just right for this team to make the post season.
And with that said…. HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday today includes:
Middle reliever from the ’93 season, Jeff Kaiser is 52 (1960) . Kaiser appeared in 3 games for the Mets that season. In 4.2 innings,he gave up 6 earned runs, which translated to a E.R.A of 11.57. He would be put on waivers that April – and claimed by the Reds.
The New York Mets traded reserve catcher/ outfielder, Hawk Taylor to the California Angels for minor leaguer, Don Wallace on July 24, 1967.
The New York Mets signed free agent shortstop, Melvin Mora on July 24, 1998. Mora would wow the Mets fans as Rey Ordonez’ replacement when he was felled by a leg injury in ’00. He would have made an excellent everyday replacement – but the Mets instead opted to trade him to Baltimore for Mike Bordick .
Mo Vaughn suggests that instead of watching the Mets lose – we should start watching Taboo on NGC. His reason – Taboo is least likely to make us sick to our stomach !!!!