The worst part of the Reyes Thyroid melodrama is not the illness as it appears with rest and proper diet, Reyes can get his overactive Thyroid under control, it’s the fact that the front office now has to make some very important personnel moves and that alone should set all our Thyroids into overdrive.

As a fan I’m petrified about Jerry Manuel getting his way, having Jenry Mejia thrust into the set up role, and of Alex Cora becoming the everyday shortstop, and Cora can crow with all his bravado about grabbing the shortstop job until Reyes comes back but in the words of Harry Callahan, “A man’s got to know his limitations” you are what you are an overpaid backup. Now Manuel has another problem, trying to put together a lineup without two major pieces, a leadoff hitter and three- hole hitter.

The way it looks now the lineup for opening day would be this:









However, with the current situation the Mets find themselves in now and the way Ike Davis is hitting, the Mets may be forced into brining Davis up and letting him be the everyday first baseman. Now you may be saying, “Aren’t you the big time Murphy Fanboy” yes, yes I am, the problem is though, Murphy is not a 5 hole hitter, he is more a 2 or a 7 but with Wright and Bay both hitting from the right side, to have Frenchy got to 5, I would not be comfortable with three consecutive right handed batters plus Davis is showing that he could be ready and having that lefty power bat early on not only would boost the lineup but it would re-invigorate the fan base.

Murphy early on would be a lefty bat off the bench and by the time Beltran comes back (talk about a guy who has fallen off the radar screen, is Beltran working out in camp? at home?, at the mall ? where’s Carlos B ?)   along with Cora and either GMJ (switch-hitter) or Frank Catalanotto or Chris Carter with Fernando Tatis and Henry Blanco ready from the right side.  Then when Beltran and Reyes do come back, reassess the situation and move accordingly.

The biggest gripe I have and most Mets fans have is the lack of a strong leader in management. There is no one in the Mets organization that can stepped to a podium that makes me feel like they are in control of any situation. It’s sad. Every time a situation arises with this team it turns into embarrassment, we want to believe, we want to look at the ownership with confidence that there is a plan, we want to see the manager and players hold their heads high and play tough physically and mentally but all we get is a bunch of guys with high water pants and eye glasses held together with scotch tape. Not very inspiring is it?

I’d go into the pitching situation but my Morphine drip is almost empty.

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  1. My sources have informed me Jose’s doo rag was on too tight squeezing his thyroid into an over active state.

    The cover of a forthcoming GQ has also been cancelled.

  2. Was it on a tightly as Joba’s prison oufit after he endangered the lives of children? Just curious….how about Mark Newman’s prison garb? Is it true that the Highlanders will be offering the “Joba/Newman” shot to celebrate victories? The shot comes with car keys, but only after 6 have been consumed.

  3. kranepool says:

    Gotta say Michael your rant on Reyes is quite weak as Rich points out the Highlanders are the home of the douchebag behavior. Joba the Drunk, Mark Newman, Steve Swindell, the drunken whore chasing ex-son in law of Boss George. Joe Molloy another cheating husband of the Steinbrener girls. Luis Polonia and his under age sex romp in Milwaukee, the wife swapping Kecitch’s and Petersons, and of course the immortal alcoholics The Mick and The Babe and last but not least the Grand Old Man of the organization the convicted felon himself George The Bronx Robber Baron Steinbrener

    Quite the collection of scumbags in Highlander history if I say so myself .

  4. Thanks for the support, Steve. I had forgotten about Polonia. Come to think of it, didn’t the Highlanders win the Mitchell Report “Most cheating bunch of mo-fo’s” award?

  5. My “weak” rant certainly generated responses. Didn’t it babe?

    That’s why I’m here. I like to stir things up a bit.

    I can’t apologize for the alcoholism in our storied past. But let’s remember that The Babe, The Mick, Billy, Joba all have rings.


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