MR. ALDERSON, FRANK WREN ON THE LINE FOR YOU

After last night’s debacle in Atlanta, one piece of news that hasn’t been played up is the injury to Brian McCann.  McCann has been placed on the DL with the dreaded oblique strain that could take up to three weeks to heal. Not only is McCann the best bat in the Braves lineup, he also plays the premium position of catcher.

I’m sure Braves GM Frank Wren was up all night trying to figure out how to add a bat and as we all know the Mets are sitting on the best bat in all the baseball land that is for sale in Carlos Beltran.

Sandy Alderson is showing amazing patience in consummating the obvious, making Beltran an ex-Met, so with the injury to McCann, his methodical ways just might pay off .

My first thought was to add Ronny Paulino in a deal with the Braves to see if that would force Wren’s hand to add a top pitching prospect but looking things over, Paulino would be no use to the Braves once McCann gets back plus it would weaken the Mets at a spot where they lack both depth and talent.

It seems the Braves could use some outfield help so would adding Angel Pagan in a deal be enough of a sweetener to land a top prospect plus a B and C farm hand as well?

Alderson is really holding his cards close to the vest and it looks as if he will hold out at the last possible minute before he deals Beltran but with the appearance of Jeffey Skill Sets in Cincinnati, you could draw the conclusion that Alderson has alerted ownership that a deal is imminent, unless Jeffey took it upon himself to visit the Queens City as he had a craving for Skyline Chili.

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“HOW DO YOU FEEL JENRY” “OK, IT ONLY HURTS WHEN I PITCH”

I think the current state of events sums up the Mets season well. The team has won three straight (yes it’s the Pirates I know they are Division III but a win is a win is a win) seven of ten and eight of the fourteen games they’ve played in the month of September. There is a glimmering light of hope as this years team at least competes to win while last years dogs lied down most of the summer. So we should all be singing a happy song but of this is Metsville where good news dissipates like a fart in the wind as bad news pulls the blanket over our heads.

Jenry Mejia, he of the blazing fastball and youthful exuberance, felt something in his back that had Henry Blanco, Dan Werthen and Ray Ramirez doing the Flushing Two-Step to the mound. Meija was done for the night. As with the Johan Santana injury, we heard from everyone but a medical school graduate. Jerry Manuel was still going with the muscle pull diagnosis which he uses for every ailment his players report to him. So as of this morning ,all we know is a 20 year old neophyte pitcher who was rated as one of the top pitching prospects in the baseball, was jerked around by a clueless management team will now go for an MRI on his back and shoulder today and you know the news will not be good. Does JetBlue have flights to Birmingham AL?  

When the list to fill the second base position for the Mets in 2011, the guy I wanted to win that job was Reese Havens. Havens is a Dan Uggla type but with a better glove. I was hoping his oblique injury would heal fast so he could get back on the field and show the brass his stuff. Havens has not made it back and after a couple of months of inactivity it’s possible that Havens will need back surgery this winter. That sucks, that really really sucks.

Listen I like Jose Reyes and I hope he’s a Met next year (unless of course there is a blockbuster deal for a front line pitcher then adios Jo-Jo) and Reyes has a loyal fan base but for me after watching a week of Colorado Rockies games and seeing Troy Tulowitzki (TULO to his fans and admirers) if he played for the Mets, the best selling shirts at Citi Field would be Derek Who?

Just verifies what we’ve only known for years only thugs wear Highlander caps.

Why is it a shock that there are over 30,000 empty seats at Citi Field for this past weeks games ? The team is out of playoff contention, Mets fans have less than zero confidence in the front office as management for some reason has decided to wait until the Monday after the end of the regular season to tell us the inevitable that Omar will be reassigned and Jerry will be fired, kids are back to school which means homework, teams, clubs which take up as much of mommy and daddy’s time the kids, the of course there is the ticket prices. I gave away two tickets to Mets-Brewers for next Thursday night in the Caesars Club section. It’s just not worth taking two subway trains, a ferry and another train to get home by maybe midnight and then to get up at 5AM the next day to go to work for two teams playing out the string ? Nah!!!!

It’s not just the Mets it’s all sports. Every team is feeling the pinch of the economy. That $500 bucks who were spending on tickets now goes to the utility bill. The greed of ownership has ruined the experience of being at a game. The majority of the people at sporting events are more concerned with the wine and cheese than with the hit and run and hitting to the opposite field. If these prop fans are not inside the private club sipping and texting, they are sitting with in range of the centerfield camera on their cell phones waving like retards.

I like it better in my Man Cave with the remote in one hand and nacho in the other. Besides it’s nice to be the only retard in the house.

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WHO DO YOU TRUST? NOT THE SKILL SETS I’M SURE!

 

 

Instead of talking about the outstanding pitching performance by 35 year old top pitching prospect Nelson Figueroa, Mets are still discussing whether the Skill Sets will turn the franchise into the biggest small market team in baseball.

 

Reports over the weekend by former Mets GM Jim Duquette claimed the Mets were abandoning the Florida Fall Instructional League to financial constrainants. The Skill Sets claim it’s not so that they are moving the Fall operation to their Academy in the Dominican due to better competition in the DR.

 

Now I’d love to come here are kill The Duke but the problem is I don’t who to trust here. See the Skill Sets have pissed on my leg so many times and told me it’s raining that anything that comes out of their mouths is met with a BULLSHIT refrain.

 

That is the biggest problem with this organization. They have no creditability. The Skill Sets have proclaimed that the ball club is on solid financial ground and no way in hell will they take on a partner or sell the club. The more Freddy Skill Sets makes this point all I do is see Bill Clinton claiming he did not have sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky and Raphael Palmerio sticking his finger at Congress proclaiming his innocence  of steroid use.  

 

The one sliver of evidence that gives the Mets a bit of creditability when it comes to spending is, it looks like this winter will be a very quiet on when it comes to free agent signings. There doesn’t look to be the ‘it” player out there that teams will push to sign no matter the cost. In fact the market will most likely wait for the non-tenders to flood the market to bring prices down even more. So instead of a check book what a team needs is a savvy talent evaluator to make smart signings and to get production for less money. In other words Mets fans, we’re fucked.

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