TIME FOR A NEW PLAN FOR THE METS

 

 

 

 

Sorry for no posting yesterday but I am preparing for my annual Boy Scout camping trip to Ten-Mile River  and my son decided it would be nice to get new sleeping bags and a frame backpack since he is taking  hiking and wilderness survival  merit badge classes this trip, so it was off to Campmor in Paramus NJ and from there it was on to Coney Island and our first Brooklyn Cyclones game of the season and it looks like if there is any meaning full baseball being played by the Mets organization this summer it will be at Key Span Park.

The Cyclones won their 8th straight home game last night coming from behind in the bottom of the 9th to win 3-2. Nicholas Santomuro had the game winning hit with a blast off the left field wall. The Cyclones are now 12-2 this season and have a 7 game lead over Aberdeen in the NY-Penn League’ McNamarra Division.  

At some point we Mets fans just have to come to the realization that this is not a very good team and stop screaming for a trade because right now a trade is like a band aid on a gunshot wound ,what should be debated is what direction is the organization headed and what can Omar Minaya do to fix what is a team that is so fundamentally flawed that everyone from the fans, owner, on field personnel, front office and coaches and managers throughout the organization should be embarrassed to wear a Mets uniform.  Its one thing to suck but to suck and not have the grasp of the basic fundamentals of baseball is scandalous. For all the heat Minaya takes for not making deals and for the one’s he makes that don’t work and for the bad contracts he has saddled the organization with (can’t wait for Ollie Perez to come back against the Dodgers next week, glad I’ll be in the woods for that) the lack of baseball intellect on display by the Mets has not gone reported and Omar has not been called out for it.

Omar is like me when I go to IKEA, I can pick out some really great book shelves and a gorgeous entertainment center  but when I get them home , I have no clue how to put them all together.  Minaya has an eye for talent and can find some bargains in the dumpster but he is at a loss at putting a full roster together.

Which is the big problem with the Mets, too many square pegs not fiting in round holes. Too many players out of position and too many players old and over the hill that break down physically and production wise when they are tested on a daily basis.

With his contract extension kicking in after this season Minaya isn’t going of to be fired  but there really needs to be a shake up in the front office maybe bring in a Paul DePodsda type of exec to work with Omar to bring a different perspective in judging talent and maybe better way of constructing a 40 man roster. Something needs to change as the way it’s laid out now ain’t working.

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  1. Yup. Except that not getting rid of Minaya sends a terrible message. He has had 5 years, the team has no championships, is saddled with bad contracts, and the system, by the grace of God, is rated 17th. I think it is realistically worse. How can you bring this guy back?????? Yes, he found Santos and let’s give him credit for Livan. This justifies a return? His ledger is heavily skewed to the bad. Like I wrote on this blog last year, firing Willie but giving the job to his bench coach is laughable. You want to make a change, MAKE A CHANGE. Simply cutting a weed does not kill it. Grab it by the roots and pull it out. Like I said yesterday, an organization with its head up its ass.

  2. Ted Martinez says:

    “With his contract extension kicking in after this season Minaya isn’t going of to be fired but there really needs to be a shake up in the front office maybe bring in a Paul DePodsda type of exec to work with Omar to bring a different perspective in judging talent and maybe better way of constructing a 40 man roster. Something needs to change as the way it’s laid out now ain’t working.”

    It’s FUTILE.

    Somar Sotominaya, The Affirmative Action GM, is, was never, and never will be up to the job.

    If you want to help the Mets you need to start calling for Somar’s head (this is what I told you last year, am telling you now, will tell you in 2010, and will tell you in 2011).

    Gonna type a generic Somar Must Go post and keep in in MS Word so I can save some time here.

    All you Holocaust deniers, I mean, Scientologists, I mean, Somar Sotominaya supporters – WAKE THE FUCK UP.

    SOMAR IS THE PROBLEM, NOT THE SOLUTION!

  3. Just remember, when “Teflon” Omar was brought here, the first thing he said in his press conference was that the team needed to younger and more athletic. That philosophy lasted about a day and a half. The only player that they brought in here that fit that was Beltran and they were lucky to do that. Even he misses 30 games a year. In five years no one has taught Reyes or the pitchers how to bunt. Even though every time they have hired a pitcher to do anaysis has said you have to pitch inside to be effective, they continue to pitch scared and nibble all day long on the outside corner. The hitters, despite having success when they go with pitches continually try to jerk everything out of the park (Right, Mr. Wright) and hit more groundballs to the pull side fo the infield than can be stomached.

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