Posted by Mack Ade at 10:51 AM
This is the first editorial written on Mack’s Mets since it began blogging in 2007. This could be written a month later when the team will be double digits down in the loss column to the Washington Nationals, but we feel that it is more important to now begin the process of building for the future of the New York Mets, rather than continue to embarrass themselves with the kind of losses we have had to watch in the Milwaukee series.
It is the opinion of Mack’s Mets that the 2017 Mets, based on both the current injuries and estimate time of return from those injuries, plus the lack of results from the current pitching staff, will not make the 2017 playoffs.
Since this is our findings, we feel that getting out in front of this would be the correct thing to do.
Mack’s Mets calls for the removal of Terry Collins as manager and Dan Warthen as pitching coach of the New York Mets. I would ‘call up’ Las Vegas manager Pedro Lopez and pitching coach Frank Viola to take over the Mets job, first on an interim basis for the remainder of the season. Collins and Warten’s archaic approach to this game needs to be put on the shelf and new blood needs to be injected into the Mets clubhouse. All members of the Mets 25-man squad have played before for either Lopez and Viola so there are no strangers here. Their interactions in 2017 with the team, plus the results of those interactions, will determine whether or not their interim status is changed to permanent.
Mack’s Mets also calls for General Manager Sandy Alderson to alert the other 29 teams in the league that all members of the team that currently are playing under contracts that will expire at the end of this season are immediately available for trade talks.
Lastly, Mack’s Mets calls for the immediate promotion of SS Amed Rosario from Las Vegas to the New York Mets. Yes, there will be more to follow, but roster openings must first be created through the trading on players under expiring contracts. The Rosario promotion would come at a time where Astrubel Cabrera may go under the knife for his thumb problem.
We feel that the above moves will begin the process of returning the Mets to a pennant contender in the future and waiting any longer to make these changes will only delay the process of long term success.
Mack Ade - Editor