Why do i even keep following. This team just sucks again. Such a frustrating few years…really since the two collapses of 2007, 2008 they have been un fun to watch. I would say dump all the expensive guys including Wright and Jose…as they have not proven to be winners and start from the ground on up.
You’re right San Fran Mets fan. This year is exactly the same as the last few years. Nothing has changed. This team hasn’t been fun to watch. Seeing youngsters like Duda and Murphy and Turner develop has sucked. There’s no plan and it will never get better. The franchise should cease and desist.
BB, signing guys to SHORT TERM one or two-year contracts can be a part of a 3-5 year plan. Those guys are veterans who could help the team win and help younger pitchers develop. Then, in one or two years, the youngsters should be blossoming and the team won’t have any obligations to the older guys.
IM, it has become painfully obvious TC doesn’t pay attention to modern stats and ideas. Even if the guys could sac bunt most of the time it’s a bad idea, as you know.
If we’re looking to hold us over til the younger reinforcements blossom, I’ll take my chances with Capuano. He’s cheap, he’s had success in the past, and I think we got just about what we expected from someone coming off TJ surgery. The 170+ IP should help build up his arm strength and hopefully he bounces back next year. Would rather roll those dice than take a more expensive flier on an Oswalt or Buerhle.
Personally, I want the team to be a true contender while waiting for the youngsters to blossom. And offering up big money, short term deals to proven pitchers won’t hurt the long term plan. This year, it was fine to shed dead weight, which Alderson & Co did. Next year, to me, it’s unacceptable to pay a little for mediocrity when you can pay real money for a real chance to win. What’s the worst that happens, the team spends more money than expected for a year or two?
Despite the Mets finishing worse this year than they did with last years team, I think the Mets are on a (slow) turn in the right direction. I like TC better than Manuel, and I don’t think Alderson is a bad GM. At least he hasn’t done anything to earn that distinction yet. What he does between this off season and next years trade deadline will determine if he’s a good GM or not. Its not that the players aren’t clutch its that a majority of the team is young and inexperienced. Duda, Turner, Davis (when he plays), Tejada, are all solid guys and provide a good foundation to build on. The guys in the pen need work, but again, they’re young. I’m sure some will be traded but the young guys look like they can hold up in the bigs. They have a lot of payroll coming off the books after this season, and while they said the payroll will drop after this season, that doesn’t mean they can’t sign quality players or make good trades. This team, which is more Bisons then Mets has played close to .500 ball all season. A lot of people didn’t think the Mets would reach 75 wins this season, they’re currently at 71 wins with 13 games left to play. Id say 75 wins is a legitimate goal. Now it’s nothing to brag about, but the fact that they are basically a AAAA team, I’d say that’s pretty good. If sitting through another 2 seasons like this means building a team that will make the playoffs for a long while, that’s a price I’m willing to pay.