Sorry folks don’t mean to be a buzz kill but one thing struck me while reading how Terry Collin’s Mets are expected to be “better prepared on defense” — what a bunch of bullish*t.
I heard the same thing when Jerry took over, and Willie and Bobby and Omar and pretty much every other skipper or GM the Mets have ever had.
At this point it’s become white noise, like a campaign promise by a politician on the stump. It doesn’t mean anything. It’s merely regurgitated soundbites that serve as something to say to the media while it’s snowing in January.
Is hearing that Collins is going to “instill confidence in his players” supposed to make me feel better about this team? C’mon Jerry was very much a skipper who built confidence in his players so this is no quantum reversal of philosophy.
No one is at fault here. What else is Collins supposed to say? “We’re gonna throw at batter’s heads go prove were the baddest mofo’s in the league”??? Of course not, although that would be refreshing (lol)
And what else is the media supposed to talk about? Chin-lung Hu the skinny Taiwanese middle infielder we got from the Dodgers?
It’s just ridiculous to hear the Mets will be rededicating themselves to fundamentals or will be better prepared to run the bases or some other crap.
Honestly at this point I don’t want to hear anything from anyone. I just want to see this team compete on the field.
Can you tell I’m getting irritable waiting for pitchers and catchers?!?