Devastation

How much ranting and raving can I do? I left a good amount of anger on Twitter last night as the NY Mets added another chapter in this embarrassing season.

When asked if his team has quit, Terry Collins refused to let his inner thoughts public. After a pause, he told Kevin Burkhardt to go ask the players that question. Of course that statement alone says that Collins believes there are some on the team that have thrown in the towel. He even mentioned something about conduct in the dugout and then held up Juan Pierre as the guy who should be the Mets players role model as a guy “who plays the game the right way”.

The 2012 NY Mets do not play the game the right way, they are not a motivated bunch who maybe in their hearts want to win but their actions on the field say they don’t  or maybe a better way of saying it is, they can’t. You could be the biggest rah-rah, run through a brick wall player but if you lack major league talent all the hustle and heart doesn’t mean a damn thing and this Mets team suffers from a serious deficiency in talent.

I don’t know how Terry Collins and this coaching staff escape this disaster without termination or re-assignment.  I’m starting to think my prediction of Collins getting re-assigned to a job in the front office in the minor league or scouting department will come to fruition.  Collins has tried to protect his players and in my opinion to a fault, where I start to question his credibility. I’m a Terry Collins fan and I feel any organization that has him in their baseball ops is a plus but he just could not get this team to play motivated or fundamental baseball. It’s a shame but there really is no way to justify brining Collins and this staff back in 2013.

Same for David Wright, it’s time for the Mets and Wright to go their separate ways. It’s not Wright’s fault he has gone above and beyond what any player in the history of the Mets has done for this organization. He is a gentleman and a fine baseball player but the best thing for him career wise and the Mets organizational wise is to move on. Sure the fangirls will weep and the lunatic fringe will go ape shit stupid but it makes baseball and business sense to trade Wright and allow him to pursue that World Series ring he craves. It won’t happen here in NY. I would have no problem with Wright getting dealt to our arch rivals Braves or Phillies but would rather see him go to either the Dodgers, Angels or Blue Jays because this organization is so devoid of immediate talent that you have to have to throw emotion out the window and make the best deal possible with the highest percentage of return. Sandy Alderson and his front office have a huge job in front of them this winter to not just make the 2013 Mets competitive but he has to fortify the upper levels of the minor league system so injuries or ineffective play is not a death knell as it was this season.

In a perfect world the Wilpon’s would sell the team and live happily ever after in a beach cabana at Del Boca Vista Phase II but the sad part of their reign as owners, they  have made myself and the majority of Mets fans root for them to fail financially.  As much as I detest their stewardship of the team I love, I hate that they put me in a position where I want them to go broke to force a sale of the team.  Since Nelson Doubleday was bought out of his share of the club, the Wilpon/Sterling Equities leadership has been an unmitigated disaster. If the Mets were a publicly held company, the shareholders would have run Fred, Jeff and Saul out of town on a rail. Bottom line, if Fred Wilpon really loves the Mets, he’d sell them to an ownership group that has the capital and vision to make the Mets the first class organization this fan base deserves.

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METS FANS NEED TO STOP ANNOYING CITI FIELD SECURTIY SO JUST STAY HOME

As most of you know, I have a strong dislike for the rent a cops at Citi Field ( and at MSG as well) as it seems in order to get a job as an usher, concessioner or security person you must have a lack of social skills and the inability to use common sense.   It seems last night at Citi Field, which could have been Tumble Weed Field as the crowd seemed to be “by invitation only” with all the empty seats that were shown coast to coast and to all the ships at sea, the powers that be, have had enough of the “Don’t Trade Reyes” crowd as we see here from this dispatch from Darren Meenan of The 7 Line who brought his “Don’t Trade Reyes sign with him on Sunday just as he did on Friday. On Friday the Mets were cool with the rally but it seems on Sunday night the retreated back to the same old management and Meenan and his sign were tossed from the ball park.

Think about that for a moment, the Mets are hemorrhaging in red ink, they are the laughing stock of baseball, and they are sitting on tens of thousands of unsold tickets, so you would think the last thing this organization needs is any more unwanted bad publicity but they are getting it now with the treatment of Meenan last night. 

Was I there when this incident occurred? No but I know from firsthand experience how the Green Jackets operate and quite frankly they haven’t changed since the days at Shea. They do have some fear in them though as I saw a fan try to slip a few bucks to one usher to get a seat in the Field Level and the usher nearly shit himself telling the fan ”no, no we can’t do that anymore, they’re watching us” Well, it’s about time.

I hope the Mets hear about what the staff did to Meenan last night and invite him back to Citi Field for free and with a limo ride door to door. The credibility that this team has with its fan base is at a low I haven’t seen since the mid to late 70’s. It’s time to retrain the staff at Citi Field in a crash course in customer relations or the only sign the Mets will have to worry about will be the For Sale sign outside the ballpark .

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