POINTING THE FINGER

Com’on you really can’t be shocked that Jose Reyes is no longer a Met can you? I mean we’ve all been paying attention for the last year-year and a half right? Didn’t you watch the Mets last game of the season? As soon as Reyes took himself out of the game with a bunt single that all but sealed his batting crown you had to know he was right there an ex-Met. But of course as Mets fans (and NY sports fans) we have to point fingers so with let’s make sure we point the right fingers.

I’ll point two thumbs up to Sandy Alderson. Finally the Mets have an adult in charge that has the balls to make the right decision for what’s best for this franchise baseball wise. As I tweeted last night, Omar Minaya and Jeff Wilpon are the natural disasters who have ruined the Mets and Sandy Alderson and his staff is FEMA who have accessed the disaster which is the Mets organization from top to bottom and has put in a plan of attack to bring it back to where it’s a contender in the NL.  This will take time as most clean ups and rebuilds after devastation seem to do.

Two middle fingers pointed at Freddy Skill Sets, Uncle Saul Katz and Uncle Buddy. No matter which side you fall on in the Reyes departure we can all agree that these stumbblin’,bummblin’ asshats need to sell the team and sell it NOW! But they won’t because they have Uncle Bud sitting in the Commissioners chair who is nothing but an enabler to the problems in Flushing. No way in hell that Bowie Kuhn, Peter Uberoff or Fay Vincent would have put up this this destruction of the NY NL franchise. Right now I would say the Wilpon’s are the worst owners in the history of New York sports. Worse than Walter O’Malley, worse than Horace Stoneham, worse than even Jim Dolan. The Skill Sets are worse because they are holding on to the team for selfish reasons for their own personal pleasure. In their heart of black hearts they know they days as Mets owners are numbered as the debt just keeps piling up (if I had the dough I’d rent a billboard off the Grand Central with a debt clock like the one on 34 St that tracks the National debt to track the Wilpon’s debt on the Mets, Citi Field and SNY) if it weren’t for the cozy comforts of the Bud Selig’s Commissioners abode the Skill Sets would have been out on their broke ass a while. It’s going to happen sooner or later as Selig won’t stay in office too much longer and the banks and other lenders will be calling in their markers soon as will the Federal Court that will hear the law suit by the Trustees trying to recoup the Madoff loses and of course the shysters looking to be paid for their time and trouble.  You are living on borrowed time Skill Sets.

One thumb up for Jose Reyes. You were one the best and most popular Mets players of all time. Having met you on a couple of occasions I thought you were a great guy, full of energy and you seemed to really enjoy being a Met and a New Yorker. I’m happy for you and your family that you are all set for life financially; I wish you all the best and success in South Beach

One thumb down for Jose Reyes. I’m not torn up that your leaving the Mets, I know I should be but in a strange way I’m glad you’re gone. In another administration you would have been given 10 years and $200 mil in Madoff Bucks, then you’d have been out of shape and pulling hammy’s like Turkish taffy. You waited for the Mets to make you an offer but your agents forgot that Omar doesn’t live here anymore and were told by Sandy Alderson, “make you an offer”? No, how about you go out and find what the market is then call me back” Guess what? There was only one bidder in the market. I’m sure Marlins President of Baseball Ops Larry Beinfest was overruled by Jeffery Loria and David Samson on this signing. The Marlins pulled a MInaya, bidding against themselves. Give Reyes agent Peter Greenberg credit for getting his client this deal as no other team would come close to offering it to Reyes.

Two big middle fingers, a crotch grab and drop my draws kiss my Royal Irish Ass to the Mets beat writers who no matter how this went down would kill the Mets. They all had two stored away on their laptops one for when the Mets sign Reyes to a long term deal so they could kill them for over paying in money and years and the stories we see today, killing them for not signing Reyes. It goes back to the organization allowing itself to get bullied by the media and never striking back. I’ll give props to the Late Leader of the Bronx Bastards, he knew how to get back at the press, take away their free food, fucking freeloaders.   

Ten fingers waving bye-bye to all the fair weather Mets fans who say they won’t go to Citi Field again and won’t watch the games on TV and on and on. How people spend their money and time is their own business and if you don’t want anything to do with the Mets that’s fine. We won’t miss you guys anyway.

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  1. Its time the Wilpons knew that Enough is Enough:

    http://nomorewilpon.weebly.com

    No More Wilpon. If you want them gone, support the movement and let
    them know we will not fund their franchise as long as they are in
    control.

  2. Good article. I’m willing to wait and see what Sandy does as we move forward through this off-season. I look at the World Champion Cardinals and I see a mediocre team with a big-time ace and one superstar position player. Put together a solid team, hope Johan has some magic left and see what happens.

  3. Hey Steve ,Right on the money again !!! I’ll miss you Jose, but I’ll remember 3 or 4 years from now when your legs are shot we’ll have some “new owner” cash to buy pitching. Also I don’t ever wanna hear Jose say; “It wasn’t about the money.”

    This is a Rock and a Hard place for the Wilpon’s Steve. If they sell now there will be cash in a bank that can be grabbed in the suit. If they keep screwing up the team the “value” of what the Mets are worth is less and that’s means the less they’ll have to pay in court. They have a vested interest in “NOT” improving the value of the franchise until this case is settled.

  4. Since we all knew it was going to come down to the Mets not singing him, Sandy should have traded him last year.
    Other than that it is time move on.

  5. Six years for the hamstring pull, no way…And oh, by the way, can I borrow a couple of middle fingers to throw as many as I can at the HOF voters that ONCE AGAIN denied Gil Hodges his rightful place?

  6. Thank You pfh64….for pointing out the real “sin” of the day.

    My 12 year old always asks me…”when you going to take me Cooperstown Dad ?”

    I always respond…

    “I will let you know.”

    Looks like we are waiting another year.

    BT

  7. BT it has become an annual sick joke. Are they waiting for Mrs. Hodges to pass away as well? Holy crap, WHAT IS THE PROBLEM you jerkoffs. Hey Mr. Seaver, got any high hard ones left?

  8. as usual, you are on the mark about Selig, the madoffs,er wilpons, the beat writers and reyes. George vecsey has an excellent column in todays times…i am ambivalent on this one.I was never overtly enamored with reyes, really didnt like the histrionics ,the batting title thing was a wus move,how will he react when his hammys go and the fan[s] boo him?will anyone be there to notice?…There is a plan at present.thankfully…great column

  9. Good stuff. Agree on all your points, especially on Sandy Alderson and The media.

  10. They didnt want reyes back. How do you build a team around a leadoff hitter.

  11. Leave it to Jose to screw us on the way out. We didn’t have a shot at resigning him, so he decides to go on his patented DL stint right at the trading deadline…figures.

  12. I’m sure the Mets fans who won’t go to CitiField won’t miss a place that consistently fields a losing team and doesn’t even have a Met showcased in its main rotunda. Anyone who does is just plain dumb, especially while the Wilpons are there. It and Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee will be fighting tooth and nail for the most empty seats in 2012 and beyond.

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