To Met or not to Met… that is the QuestionNovember 6, 2009
No, I’m not a bitter Met fan and no, I don’t hate the Yankees. I’m just making sure that I speak for the people and that ALL New York teams are represented equally on this site except for obviously the New Jersey Nets. Yes, I do hate the Nets. My bad NJ we just got some bad blood between us that I’m not going to get into.
So Met fans, its been a long and frustrating time for us since we last appeared in the 2006 NLCS. It seemed so long ago when we thought that we finally righted our ship had the pieces in place and were knocking on the door of a possible dare I say;World Series Championship. Well, things don’t always go to seem as planned. We were knocked out of 2 consecutive NL east title races and were drained by injuries or Bernie Madoff this past season. Whichever makes you go to sleep at night.
What do we have to look forward to next season? The current NL east champs will be back with their core of Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Cole Hamels, Jayson Werth, Raul Ibanez, Ryan Howard and Shane Victorino. While the Mets have Carlos Beltran, David Wright, Johan Santana, Frankie Rodriguez, and Jose Reyes returning. It’s been a battle with the Phillies since I can remember and by the way things turned out so far, they’ve got 1 if not 2 legs up on us.
The Mets and the front office have a lot to worry about this winter. Omar Minaya is more than likely hanging on to his job by the skin of his teeth and he has a lot of holes to fill with this current Met team. Will the Wilpons be as patient this season if Omar fails to bring any starting pitching, bullpen help, corner outfielders and a 1st baseman? Or did this Ponzi scheme really take a toll on the billionaires and they are thinking about selling the team?
Forget the Wilpons, how about the fans? The Mets currently own the 2nd largest payroll in all of Major League Baseball at $149,373,987. The team with the largest payroll just brought home a championship on Wednesday. Mets fans have suffered and endured countless injuries and a team that seems to not have what it takes to get the job done. With this economy the Mets will not be able to pick players off from free agency by luring them to New York with the big bucks. They are going to have to demonstrate that they have a team in place that will be competitive and will still be playing baseball in the brisk evenings of October.
Stay tuned Met fans this winter is sure going to be interesting.