Long Slow Winter 

Ronny Cedeno will likely be our “biggest” addition of the off season. Wow talk about a boring baseball related off-season. 

Of course the Wilpons keep us on our toes as the stories of the franchise unraveling continues.

And losing the best home grown Met ever in Reyes was a decidely non-boring saga but cripingly depressing. 

Aside from that we’re left to watch as everyone else plucks free-agents from the pool and improved this team. 

We are forced to be content with Scott Hairston.

13 Responses to “Long Slow Winter ”

  1. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    Mets Spring Training tickets go on sale this Sat. in PSL. I am trying to shake off the apathy and negativity about the upcoming season, but I am having a hard time doing so.

    I am going to take the approach of creating zero expectations and setting the bar really low for the 2012 Mets. This way they will not dissappoint me and if we finish in 4th, we can celebrate!

    The schedule is really tough to open the season. We can literally be “Out of it” by mid May!

    Luckily I have a few friends and family coming to visit for Spring Training so I guess I will ebjoy friendship and be watching this year as a fan of BASEBALL first and the Mets will be an after thought!

  2. ACE Says:

    At least we still have Mr. Met… I think.

  3. JJ Says:

    Mr. Met is still on the payroll but Fernando Martinez…So we’ve now seen the can’t miss staff of Pulsipher, Isringhausen, and Wilson…MISS..and the can’t miss outfield of Milledge, Gomez, and Martinex..MISS. What’s next…the can’t miss infield???

  4. Original62Fan Says:

    “best home grown Met ever in Reyes”?????
    Does the names Seaver, Gooden, Strawberry ring a bell? One was a near-unaminous Hall Of Famer and the other two could have been if they had any maturity whatsoever. Reyes just doesn’t have the career to be the “best ever”.
    I once heard it said that Reyes is “just like Ken Griffey Jr, but without the career.”

  5. Doug from Long Island Says:

    If one million fans invested $200 each, that would raise $200 million. That money would fund a Special Purpose Corporation to invest in the NY Mets baseball operations. Not CitiFields, not SNY, not Wilpon Real Estate. The Board of Directors of this Corporation would be well known NYers, former Met players. I’m thinking about Regis Philbin, Tom Seaver, Mookie Wilson, Rusty Staub, David Dinkins, Sue Simmons, and so forth. After 5 years, the Ownership Stake of the Corporation will increase by 5%, until the Wilpons have the cash to buy up the shares, at the going rate.

  6. Doug from Long Island Says:

    I meant to say that the Ownership stake will increase by 5% each year.

  7. CowCrusher Says:

    So what’s the over and under on how many games Reyes will miss this year as a Fish? :)
    Will Piazza ever make it to Cooperstown and not be placed in the “Steroid Wing” of the HoF?

  8. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    Your long slow winter just got longer and slower!

    “The Mets are done with their signings for the winter, at least with major league contracts, after the signings of Scott Hairston and Ronny Cedeno, the team’s web site reported.

    The only remaining additions would be minor league deals, according to Anthony DiComo.”

  9. ACE Says:

    The best homegrown Met ever is surely Mr. Met. As long as he’s still around there’s hope.

  10. Met_Maven Says:

    Why is everyone getting up in arms about the Mets doing nil this off season? Is it that much of a surprise? They did announce that the payroll will be arounf the $100 mil mark. and with 3 players taking up a majority of that allotment, there really wasn’t much they were going to do. The next couple of years will be shyte. Deal with it. Oce the contract situation gets under control, only then will the Mets ahve the ability to make smart, non-Omar style, decisions. Just because the Mets are in a major market doesn’t mean they don’t have to go through a rebuilding period. And I hat to break it to you but the rebuilding didn’t start in ‘07. It started in ‘11. Which means it’ll be a year or two before the Mets can make any noticeable improvement. In the meantime, we get to watch the kids on the farm grow into MLB ready players and know that in a few years the Mets will be on their way up. Hopefully with new owners.

  11. Marvin Lesman Says:

    It will be a bad season and we all know why - so let’s suck it up and root for the poor guys on the team - not the franchise itself…hoping the Wilpons sell ..but I realize that probably will not happen - I hope I live long enough to see at least another winning season.

    I will be in PSL for the March 12 game against the Marlins - section 201 …

  12. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    ^Marvin- You will be the only one in the stadium on March 12!

    The Mets play the Tigers in Lakeland!

  13. FromThisSeat.com Says:

    The whole Bernie Madoff thing was unfortunate. But not going to games this summer is not the answer. This team needs a lot of support and money to get this franchise back on track.

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