21 days until pitchers and catchers

It looks like Fernando Tatis is retuning for a third season with the Mets. Please hold your applause until the end, thank you. If you look at the offensive numbers on Tatis’ Baseball-Reference page you might be inclined to say this is a good deal for the Mets.  I’ll go as far as say I’m happier with Tatis coming back just for the fact that it means that Carlos Delgado’ career as a Met is done.  Last night on Twitter I was angry about the Tatis return but by this morning I’m more, “eh, whatever”. I’m tired of ranting about the off season and the mish-mosh ways of the organization, that has both the fan base and media baffled, I guess it’s time we just let it play out, we’ll have all summer to scream and yell.   

Look at this from John Smoltz point of view, what was good for Pedro Martinez could be good for him as well. Why sign with a team this early when you can workout on your own, play golf, even do some TV if you like and then wait to see the pitching landscape during the season and make the best deal you can.

As much as I can’t stand the way ownership and the front office fuck up and the on field personnel play like amateurs, there is no way I could ever, ever root against the Mets. I don’t care if a loss meant that the Jeffey, Omar, and J-Man all get the boot, I would never and have never rooted against the Mets. If I didn’t root for the Cincinnati Reds when Tom Seaver was traded and pitched against the Mets, I’m sure as hell not going to root against them now. Root against the Mets? Never in a million fucking years !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don’t understand J-Man saying that Fernando Nieve is the front runner for the 5th spot in the pitching rotation? Not to get to worked up over the 5th spot (when spots 2-4 are not exactly the Rocks of Gibraltar) but where does Jon Niese or Nelly Figs fit with this team? How about Bradley Holt or Dillon Gee? Why is J-Man so against competition? Why am I full of questions?

No matter what happens this season, I’m rooting hard for my boy Daniel Murphy to put up big time numbers. No one on this team works as hard as Murphy and I just hope his hard work pays off and he just hangs in there until Wally Backman gets the job with the big club. Am I a Daniel Murphy fanboy? Yes. He is everything we Mets fans want in a player. Shows up for mini-camp when he’s not required to (Jose? Jose Reyes? Are you here? Come out, come out ,wherever you are!) will be the first guy at St Lonesome waiting for the gates to open for spring training (it will be neck and neck with him and D-Wright) and is working hard to improve at the fourth positions the Mets have assigned him to. How can you as a Mets fan not root for this kid?    

No Pro Baseball Central tonight but I will be on the with Kenrick Thomas and his Real Sports Talk Radio Show on Blog Talk Radio tonight at 10PM ET.

There is a group NYRNation that is planning a FIRE GLEN SATHER rally outside of Madison Square Garden on Sunday March 7th  at 5PM before the Rangers-Sabres game. It is getting very ugly at MSG as the Rangers find themselves in the middle of 10 teams look at the 7 and 8 spot in the NHL playoffs. In fact the Rangers are a mirror of the Mets. Underachivers, Bad Management, Clueless Owner!

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  1. Krane,why are you surprised that Nieve is being coronated as a given in the rotation? As for Murphy, I am with you 1000% percent. I, as an ASU alum, want to see a Sun Devil on the Mets (Ike Davis), the Mets do not have enough gym rats on this team, and might not have more than three…so I am with you, I am pulling hard for Murphy. Guys like Marquis, & Washburn who historically threw 200 innings a year are out there, (or were) and the Mets, if they did not want to pay Lackey had no interest in these guys? Unlike you, I am not don’t ranting. I am frustrated & angry…oh well…three weeks before the misery starts for the summer…

  2. Cheer up Y’all. The worse it gets, the faster the House gets cleaned.

  3. George the Stork says:

    Are these your baseball cards? Cleon Jones’ rookie card is a pretty nice card to have, and probably worth something. My mom threw out all my baseball cards in a spring cleaning (along with my matchbox and hot wheels cars). I had a Willie Mays from 1964 and a Pete Rose rookie card. My favorites were the 1972 cards that looked like they were designed by Sly and the Family Stone.

    As for the current club, I’m expecting last place. So there’s nowhere to go but up.

  4. Did you watch Hot Stove? Now, imagine if you had split screen, and the Red Sox version of Hot Stove was on the other side. Epstein/Omar…Hmm…which one would instill confidence? My favorite part was when KB asked him about the Beltran thing. “There was no problem with beltran, the problem was with the process, not Beltran’s process, but the process, it was the problem, not the process wasn’t the problem.” What??

    I love when asked about adding pitching, speed, and defense this off season. He said “we’ve added outfield defense. We added Pagan and Francoeur”. Well, I must be on crack. Weren’t those guys there last year?

    Then he said we have to let 2009 go, and have hope. OK, so the Braves and Phillies have better players, nad we have “hope”. Oh, yeah, we also have Omar. I’m confident.

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