Let’s see…we have a guy on the bench that is young and hitting home runs every other at bat…let’s not start him. We have some great young arms down in our farm system…but we are going to start a 40 year old that has stunk out of the bull pen and will stink as a starter. We have a left fielder that has slept walk for two years…but we are going to stick with him. WAKE UP NEW YORK METS MANAGEMENT! WAKE UP!!!!!
You guys are right. The team should overpay for a reliever and a catcher with top prospects when the team isn’t a piece or two away, especially with the starting staff falling apart. I’d love to see another Kazmir for Zambrano deal.
I was not expecting Johnny Bench.. Just an upgrade at catcher that gave us some power. Most catchers can hit the long call. In regards to the bullpen, we have statistically the worst bullpen in baseball. That means than anyone would have been an upgrade. A lot of times, you do not have to give up big prospects but rather take on a big contract to get some quality
relief bullpen guys.
What is the difference now? The season is over. This team is lifeless. My problem is with the organization. They have the attitude that we will get the most out of these mediocre players and when the competitveness of the team ends, they will just count up how much money they made at the gate.
I am sorry but it is embarassing to be in a sport in which there is no salary cap, have a team which brings in a lot of revenue if you include SNY and the gate, etc, and we stink year after year after year. And I do not see the light at the end of the tunnel. Whoever thinks that all of those pitchers are going to be stars is crazy. If one of them turns out that way, you are fortunate.
And where is the big bat that we desperately need in the lineup. I am sick and tired of seeing a reserve player like Hairston be our ‘big power hitter’.