Reyes Back in Front…

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  1. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    Got my GO PIG PELF shirt on tonight!….He is going to come that up BIG tonight!

    Let’s Go Mets!

  2. San Fran Mets Fan. Says:

    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.

  3. BlondiesJake Says:

    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.

  4. BrooklynBill Says:

    Interesting threads yesterday, didn’t get chance to post. It would be the Mets MO to sign aging stars who are past their prime, with the sun setting on their careers.

    But, I think we have a new MO now so don’t think those FA Ps will be coming here. More Zach Wheelers, less Roy Oswalts please.

    Mets need a 3-5 yr plan. Buerhle will be using the Clapper to turn off his lights in his 5 yrs.

    Agree Mets will not (and should not) lay out big $$ to sign a closer.

  5. IrishMike Says:

    Now TC is using the sac bunt when the team is down by TWO?! Yeah I know there are two guys on but it is a terrible play. Especially because none of these guys can bunt.

  6. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    Good night METS & good night me!

  7. BrooklynBill Says:

    Not a lot of support for Pelf tonite, oh well. Stymied by Mr. Peacock.

    Pelf goes to 7-12 1.44/4.48, ouch.

  8. BlondiesJake Says:

    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.

  9. BrooklynBill Says:

    BJ, Santana knows a thing or two about pitching.

    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.

  10. BlondiesJake Says:

    BB, I just want to know, are you fine with chalking 2012 up to another losing season? Because that’s what it will be if this team doesn’t add real starters.

  11. BlondiesJake Says:

    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?

  12. Met_Maven Says:

    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.

  13. Jomama Says:

    Fact is, the Mets need arms. And the good ones aren’t cheap. I’m not sure what leverage TC or SA has in turning this team around…what can he do with no $ and no bargaining chips?

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