The Mets Continue to Be Amazin'(ly Bad)

I get accused in certain quarters of being very anti-Mets; I’m not, I just watch more of their games than any other team besides the Red Sox and so feel like I know what’s going on pretty well.

This discussion came up in my fantasy baseball league today regarding the sheer ineptitude of the Mets management team. With Jose Reyes injury status continuing, Carlos Delgado out at least 2 months and now significant playing time going to Fernando Tatis, Daniel Murphy (once more playing out of position and proving he’d be better served playing in the field WITHOUT a glove) and now RAMON MARTINEZ playing short this does NOT look like a $150 million team.

As reader Myummers pointed out, with David Wright and Jose Reyes earning a combined $14 million, throw in Johan, Beltran and Delgado, combined earning $50.5 million and that means that the remaining players on the roster account for $86 MILLION. And for what exactly?

Oliver Perez was an awful signing at the time, everyone agreed except Omar Minaya, now, he isn’t even in the ROTATION. But don’t worry, the Mets have LOADS of prospects coming… they’ve got Fernando Martinez and … um…uh…Mike Karp? Ugh.

But don’t worry, because Minaya will only be around for 4 more years.

Meanwhile Derek Lowe has 6 wins on the season, Orlando Hudson is keying the Dodgers offense AND defense and while Manny is still suspended, he’d still have been and continue to be a marked improvement over Daniel Murphy in left. And Manny would play better defense and that’s not something I ever imagined I’d say.

Of course, the Mets didn’t sign ANY of those three players that would have actually improved the team. No, instead they are throwing out the worst $100 million+ team ever.

Bernie Madoff may have shadily taken the Wilpons’ money, but now they in turn are straight out stealing money from their fans. This team isn’t worth paying to see right now.

4 Responses to “The Mets Continue to Be Amazin'(ly Bad)”

  1. 1 youppi
    May 21, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    how convenient that this was written now, in the midst of a 4 game losing streak. where was this article during the mets 7 game win streak?

    they’re still going back and forth for first/second… the mets will be fine….. until the end of the season, of course.

    • May 21, 2009 at 3:11 pm

      Sure, maybe I am piling it on, but the real impetus for this was because looking at this roster, which is upwards of $150 million, they have ZERO depth, their bench, which I HAVE said is terrible all season, is proving to be just that. Even worse, now the bench players are being forced to START and the guys behind THOSE scrubs are even worse.
      Now, for instance, Sheffield in 150 ABs over the season might be good, over 350 ABs he’s going to be miserable and ruin tons of potential rallies.

      I liked the Mets win streak, but other than the nice wins over the Phillies, those games weren’t particularly well-played or tight. Then the Mets went out west and got swept by the dodgers. When the competition increased, they folded.

      Besides, I always hate on the mets according to you

  2. 3 shatraw
    May 21, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    it is brutal right now. and heading across the country to face a hot red sox team is not particularly encouraging.

    one of the NY post bloggers made a great point the other day about how the mets only have two gears: winning and losing catastrophically. and right now, i’d agree, seeing as how a loss really just isn’t a loss with the mets. it’s a giveaway thanks to some bush league mental (or fielding) errors. games they should have won. games where they beat themselves.

    there is a weird weird weird culture around the 2009 mets. i’m not concerned with the scrubby replacements so much as this fact. c’est la vie.

    7 straight wins could quite possible be off-set this week by 7 straight losses.

    do you think the pads will trade peavy and adrian gonzalez for fernando martinez and a handjob?

    • May 21, 2009 at 3:28 pm

      I said it last night, but I’m going to reiterate it here; Dice-K is going to absolutely BEFUDDLE the Mets on Friday. They have zero chance against him.

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