Does anyone else get the feeling the bottom is about to drop out of the Met season?
I sure do.
Right on cue, as soon as Wilpon throws his own team under the bus (or when news broke) the Mets go belly up suffering their worst loss of the year. An embarrassing display that saw the Cubs bat around twice, the Mets play crappy defense and Bay leave with a sore calf.
Yes the team is still loaded with backups and AAA guys but last nite just had an ominous feel.
I don’t think there’s anyway this performance wasn’t a direct result of Wilpon’s comments. Everyone can deny, deny, deny but there is NO POSSIBLE WAY that the owners inexplicable comments didn’t dominate the entire teams conversations and personal thoughts.
I know they’re professionals but the team felt deflated and I don’t blame them. They’re used to the media and fans killing them but now they’re taking friendly fire from the owner???
I had to laugh to myself imagining the reaction Alderson and Collins had upon hearing Wilpon’s moronic missives. They must’ve been flabbergasted. These poor bastards had no idea what they were getting themselves into when they accepted these jobs. This is the NY Mets fellas where normal rules don’t apply and even the owner isn’t above sabotaging his own team.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Sandy called Selig and reneged on this whole deal.
Oh, but the hits keep on coming on Fred’s media tour as he tells Sports Illustrated that the Mets “Are bleeding 70M a year”
Does that sound like a team thinking about resigning Jose Reyes?