Sorry for no posting yesterday but I am preparing for my annual Boy Scout camping trip to Ten-Mile River Â and my son decided it would be nice to get new sleeping bags and a frame backpack since he is taking Â hiking and wilderness survival Â merit badge classes this trip, so it was off to Campmor in Paramus NJ and from there it was on to Coney Island and our first Brooklyn Cyclones game of the season and it looks like if there is any meaning full baseball being played by the Mets organization this summer it will be at Key Span Park.
The Cyclones won their 8th straight home game last night coming from behind in the bottom of the 9th to win 3-2. Nicholas Santomuro had the game winning hit with a blast off the left field wall. The Cyclones are now 12-2 this season and have a 7 game lead over Aberdeen in the NY-Penn Leagueâ€™ McNamarra Division. Â
At some point we Mets fans just have to come to the realization that this is not a very good team and stop screaming for a trade because right now a trade is like a band aid on a gunshot wound ,what should be debated is what direction is the organization headed and what can Omar Minaya do to fix what is a team that is so fundamentally flawed that everyone from the fans, owner, on field personnel, front office and coaches and managers throughout the organization should be embarrassed to wear a Mets uniform. Â Its one thing to suck but to suck and not have the grasp of the basic fundamentals of baseball is scandalous. For all the heat Minaya takes for not making deals and for the oneâ€™s he makes that donâ€™t work and for the bad contracts he has saddled the organization with (canâ€™t wait for Ollie Perez to come back against the Dodgers next week, glad Iâ€™ll be in the woods for that) the lack of baseball intellect on display by the Mets has not gone reported and Omar has not been called out for it.
Omar is like me when I go to IKEA, I can pick out some really great book shelves and a gorgeous entertainment center Â but when I get them home , I have no clue how to put them all together.Â Minaya has an eye for talent and can find some bargains in the dumpster but he is at a loss at putting a full roster together.
Which is the big problem with the Mets, too many square pegs not fiting in round holes. Too many players out of position and too many players old and over the hill that break down physically and production wise when they are tested on a daily basis.
With his contract extension kicking in after this season Minaya isnâ€™t going of to be fired Â but there really needs to be a shake up in the front office maybe bring in a Paul DePodsda type of exec to work with Omar to bring a different perspective in judging talent and maybe better way of constructing a 40 man roster. Something needs to change as the way itâ€™s laid out now ainâ€™t working.