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Hello Mets fans!
Since this is my first blog for Mack's Mets... I'll introduce myself by saying
I was 10 years old in 1986, and my favorite player was Wally Backman. Seeing the Mets win another world series would be great, but I want to see dominance! Another dream of mine is to watch a Mets team made up of players who have never played for another major League team. That dream is far fetched, but The Metsies are moving in the right direction on that front.
I believe until a young team is a true contender, it is extremely unwise to sign a type A free agent ( i.e. Cuddyer, they'll regret that one once they see the players they cold have picked in next year's draft ) or, trade prospects for a veteran.
The Gary Carter trade was made once The Mets knew they had something special on the field. That trade was also made by an organization that didn't just have the best farm system that year, but one of the best ever!
The 2015 Mets are still 3 big prospects away being the best. Of course Yoan Moncanda would probably place them 2nd. I am EXTREMELY in favor of signing Moncanda. The Mets do fairly well with signing Latin American players for less than $300,000. In fact... if you look at the better Latin American prospects, at least half of them were signed for 300,000 or less.
If you were a bigger fan of Mike Piazza, than you were of Edgardo Alfonso, or John Olerud...we probably won't get along. If you wanted to keep David Wright instead of Jose Reyes, the same holds true.
I want the Mets to push the outfield walls BACK 50 feet.
I want Wright to think clutch single... NOT home run.
I don't want to ever see Curtis Granderson again ( I HATED that signing ), and if he does play then let him learn to put some Tony Gwynn in his game. Instead of his 180 K'S, and worthless 20 HR'S.
Can anyone even imagine Granderson coming up with a runner on 2nd, two outs, in a playoff game, and him coming through? I can't in my wildest imagination.
I like an 80's Cardinals kind of lineup if you could switch Darrell Porter with Carter, and an'86 Mets pitching staff if you could replace Rick Aguilera, with David Cone.
I want 108 wins, the best farm system, and a championship!
If I owned the Mets I would not settle for less. Also, you don't need to have a $200 million payroll to do it. Pay The scouts. That's the most important thing. Tell all the best scouts working for every other team that you will triple their salaries. It would be a drop in the bucket, and would GREATLY help with keeping a steady influx of young, talented players to replace guys who get injured, or become too expensive.
Lastly, The Mets are sorely lacking in grit. More than talent, they need grit, determination, and baseball intellect. Not a closer outfield wall so they can pad their stats.
Thank you for reading.
I get pretty riled up.