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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JOHN MAINE “PICTURE” DAY

Funny I don’t feel “Fitty”? I had a very nice birthday it would have benn better if the Mets could have won (thank you Joe Smith and Scott Schoeneweis) but I did get some very nice gifts. A Mets t-shirt with the NY in a shamrock, Fay Vincent’s book on old ballplayers, the Shea Stadium DVD with the Essential Games and an baseball scoreboard that works off satellite like a GPS that give you up to date scores, standings and probable pitchers for all MLB games. We had dinner in Hyannis and watched the Sawx as I think it’s a state law that no other baseball game but Red Sox games can be shown in public.

 

I see where Jon Maine was yanked from last nights game with  shoulder soreness that Old School Warthen says it is not serious but they will still send Maine to NYC for a “picture” as J-Man likes to call an MRI so my guess is by Friday Maine’s arm will be amputated.

With teams asking too much for Omar and the Mets to give up, it looks like unless the price for Raul Ibanez drops alot the Mets wil go with Fernando Tatis as the everyday LF’er and call up Dan Murphy to add his bat and limited defensive skills. I know Omar lusts for Manny but the Mets do not have the chips for a deal to be made. Don’t worry Manny Mets fans we will have all winter to pursue the Manny Trail.

If anything the Mets look to need some bullpen help as Joe Smith and Scott Schoenwiess pitched awful last night as did Carlos Muniz and I am very disappointed in Muniz as he is getting his chance to show he belongs in the big leagues as he has not risen up to the task.

RHP Jon Neise was moved up to NOLA and looks like the guy who will take John Maine’s place if Maine is DL’d or even if the Mets decide to give him a start off.

Petey looks like he penciled in for Friday against the Astros with an 80 pitch limit let’s hope it not one and done for Petey.

 

Time to hit the treadmill as I had ice cream last night (hey it was my birthday) but now that I am officially an old man I have to watch my middle aged figure.

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