A Met fan and commentator, Casey Wentworth, forwarded this to us and we thought we'd share it for anyone interested in reading or commenting:
Sometimes I sit reading NY Mets franchise news online and cannot understand something the team has recently just done. Examples? Trading for the often injured Jonathon Niese and bringing him back here as a NY Met. And by the way Mets fans, Antonio Bastardo is pitching well in Pittsburgh now and says thank you.
I was so utterly delighted when this Mets franchise finally woke up from their Egyptian-like entombment sleep and got rid of both deadwood starters Jonathon Niese and Dillon Gee. These two pitchers always let the team down when counted on the most and neither one would ever be a one or two starter anywhere. But every single Mets season here, each one would be counted on to somehow lead the team to the promise land. The problem here being that this promise land was always in a rest stop bathroom just outside of nowhere. And now one has been actually brought back only to find a new injury that he had not found initially as a NY Met. It is ludicrous.
Curtis Granderson, his contract, his age, his "turn-it up switch" that he only uses when in the playoffs or all the stars and moon align just right first. Turn it up switches are for players who do not want to play 110% every game. He has been awful here all season, but now is turning it up to come in over 20 homeruns the way Carlos Beltran always did when here the last one and half months of the season to pad their year's stat sheet. I want Curtis gone at the end of this season, and I do not care if the Mets have to eat his entire stupid contract to do that. He impresses me now almost as much as a moldy old loaf of stale bread sitting in my refrigerator.
This Rugiano right fielder, what do I think. He is 34 years old and probably not as good as Travis Taijeron would be had anyone within the NY Mets organization flexed a brain cell. Taijeron is 7 years younger, lots more homeruns and strikes out even less this Rugiano. Rugiano is 34 years old, Granderson's age. Let them go! (My God)
Old man Walker out hurt for what the fourth time this season? This is what getting younger is really all about. Neil is 30 years old, same as Murph is. For $3.0 million dollars more this franchise could have kept Murph a NY Met and right now they might just be in contention for a wild card. But no. Neil Walker is a decent somewhat solid second baseman.
But at $10.0 million a season? Are you kidding me with that? Bring up Cecchini for second in 2017 here. Vegas has Cecchini on shortstop lately, but short is Jose Reyes in 2017 after the Mets trade Cabrera and his hefty .260 batting average, same as Wilmer Flores.
Wilmer Flores problem is his hip-swivel mechanics. He tends to either hit a homerun using it, or being way the heck out in front of the pitch and little league grounding it to short. His mechanics will never allow him to be a starting big league player, anywhere. It does not work for him. He needs to go back to using the step-into the pitch approach with his lead leg, old school style. TJ Rivera eats Wilmer's lunch totally. Flores should not be re-signed here. Mediocrity seldom wins
championships in any sport.
The NY Mets management need to grow out their logical sequence in their own thought processes. This whole mess (2016 team) can be turned completely around in one off season if done with gusto correctly. But it won't happen if history is the judge here. They will keep all the cheap mediocre players they have here now, add like marginal veteran ones on the down-slide. It will not work.
Terry will leave after the 2017 mediocre season (like this one was0 and GM Alderson will soon be made to follow him. 2016 will become a distant memory, and the team will never get back (under the leadership of these two) to the World Series again until they are both gone.