J.J. PUTZ WAS HURTIN’ FOR CERTAIN WHEN HE JOINED THE METS

You’re a Mets fan, and even with the underwhelming personnel moves this off season the  front office has made and the anger you have about this bunch of underachievers, you looked at the calendar today as see February 1 and you know that in17 days, pitchers and catchers will report to Port St. Lonesome.

You try to look beyond the fact the team has holes on the defensive end and the pitching staff can with either be solid or shit but you’re a Mets fan, you know that miracles can happen. But then, you read a story like this where J.J. Putz, the former Mets reliever now bullpen fodder for the Chicago White Sox, tells about his season with the Mets. A disclaimer Mets fans the following excerpts are graphic and may not be suitable for all readers. If you suffer from high blood pressure, night sweats and have heard voices in your head, proceed with caution.

Putz claims he was damaged goods when he arrived in NY via Seattle but (this is where it gets upsetting) he was never given a physical exam by the Mets. Here is what went down as per Putz:

  When the trade went down last year, I never really had a physical with the Mets,” said Putz. “I had the bone spur (in the right elbow). It was discovered the previous year in Seattle, and it never got checked out by any other doctors until I got to spring training, and the spring training physical is kind of a formality. It was bugging me all through April, and in May I got an injection. It just got to the point where I couldn’t pitch. I couldn’t throw strikes, my velocity was way down.”

 

So the Mariners sent a player not fit to pitch to the Mets probably realizing that the inept Mets front office would never notice. Do you get the impression that the rest of MLB thinks, the whole Mets front office fell off a turnip truck?

Now, as bad as that declaration by Putz was, it gets even worse as we see here in a statement that will be dissected and maybe, just maybe be what’s needed to be a   cleansing of the Mets front office of incompetence and give this organization the high colonic it needs. This is Exhibit A that the New York Mets organization is run by a bunch of fucking liars:

 Being hurt is never fun, especially when you go to a team like New York, where the expectation level is so high, and you’re not able to do what you know you can do. (The Mets) gave up a lot to get me, so it was disappointing and frustrating.”

 

Especially when the Mets told Putz not to talk about being hurt with the media.

 

“I knew that I wasn’t right. I wasn’t healthy. The toughest part was having to face the media and tell them that you feel fine, even though you know there’s something wrong and they don’t want you telling them that you’re banged up.”

 

There you have it. You can’t believe anything you hear out of Mets managment. What little shred of credibility the Mets front office had is gone now. Now you know why Carlos Beltran went outside the organization to get his knee fixed and you know why no free agents want to come to Flushing. $iti Field might as well be in Chernobyl, it’s that toxic.

What’s the over/under when Jason Bay’s knee blows out? 40 games?

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  1. Does this qualify as our Watergate? What a bunch of Maroons. Since the Marlins always beat us, that sound (thud) you hear is the Mets landing in the cellar. I am not inspired with confidence from this group of confidence men. How dumb do they think we are?

  2. To cut to the chase, are the Mets a toy to Fred Wilpon or a business that’s supposed to turn a profit?

  3. I joked, probably around the time of the Ryan Church injury in Atlanta 2 years ago, that someone would sue the Mets for malpractice. Every time one of these stories comes out, I think my joke is getting closer and closer to reality.

  4. This is why when people say the injuries weren’t Omars fault I always said Bullshit….they are his fault….Putz is his, Perez is his, Beltran is his, Reyes is his…..going to back Alou and Hernandez………this organization is run by a very greedy man Fred Wilpon and it was his own greed that got him in the mess with Madoff…so fuck him……….no going to the stadium for me until Wilpon sells.

  5. Dan Gurney says:

    O what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.

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  7. Well, if I said what I’m thinking, I’d be a broken record. And I have resolved not to use his name and “fired” or “termination of employment” in the same sentence anymore. It is at the point where doing so does nothing but aggrevate me.

    But the Putz thing is one more piece of evidence, isn’t it?

  8. whozgotnext says:

    How much you wanna bet that Putz has a terrific year for the Sox?

    Everything this organization does just stinks to high heaven. Gammons said what the whole league knows, the owner’s kid runs the whole show. Clearly, he’s a quality baseball man, and a stand-up guy. No wonder nobody wants to play here.

    I’ve stopped buying tickets for as long as they own the team. It’s sad, because they’ll probably never sell.

  9. Whogot you and I are thnking alike, watch Putz become the White Sox closer and save 45 games

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