Saturday, May 28, 2011

Top 5 Reasons I'm Aggravated This Season

I'm going to be honest here: I'm very frustrated with the way this season is going. Sure, there's a new GM and a new manager and new coaches but the problem is still there. This team still stinks...and they might even be worse than last year. It seems like anytime we gain the back page in the New York sports pages is when we epically fail...or when someone gets hurt...or when Fred Wilpon opens his mouth. It's hard picking out just five things that I'm angry at. I'm just angry. It's not fun watching this team anymore. goes:

1. The ownership thinks the team is a piece of s***. At least according to The New Yorker anyway. I can't help but wonder if the Wilpons want the team to stink so that they can move it to Florida, like Rachel Phelps. But when the ownership doesn't give a rat's ass about the team, it's hard for the fans to care. They took a step in the right direction by naming David Einhorn a minority stakeholder...but the Wilpons still have the controlling majority and Einhorn has no say. I think the Wilpons should just sell the team to somebody who gives a damn and get it over with.

2. Pitching, pitching, pitching. Three things you need to win a ballgame. Three things we don't have. It's bad when I'm counting down the days until Dillon Gee pitches so that we have half a chance of winning. Dillon Gee was just supposed to make a spot start for Chris Young and now he's the only pitcher I rely on in that rotation. How long until Johan Santana comes back? At least a month? Good grief.

3. The Mets haven't hit rock bottom yet. Really? It can get worse? When you consider that we're basically fielding the Buffalo Bisons and Carlos Beltran and that we're hanging on to 4th place by a thread, yes. And bottom might still be a long ways down, so buckle up; it's gonna be a bumpy ride.

4. There's not one scapegoat. Some days, we lose because of starting pitching. Some days, we lose we get no offense. And even still, other days, we lose because of the bullpen. I really can't pin anything on one player not performing or one un-clutch at-bat, and for some reason, that aggravtes me. I mean, if you ask me, the real scapegoat is Fred Wilpon, but he doesn't put on a uniform and play a baseball game for nine innings.

5. David Wright is on the DL. Yup...I'm angry this happened? Sure, he was htitting a .236 with 6 HR's and 18 RBI, but I just like seeing David's gorgeous face on the field everyday. Is that so wrong? The real travesty here is that we lost both Wright and Ike Davis in the same week, but Ike Davis doesn't have a Strikeout Counter in his honor, now does he? That and without the David Wright Strikeout Counter, there really is no purpose anymore.

Honorable Mention: Ike Davis is on the DL. Ike Davis was one of the few Mets players that had gotten off to red-hot start this season. In fact, even though he's on the DL, he still is near the top of the team leaderboard in most major hitting categories. At the time of his injury, he was hitting a .302 with 7 HR and 25 RBI. What bothers me even more is how he was injured. He collided with David Wright? David Wright? Don't they play on two opposite sides of the field? Allegedly. But this is the Mets we're talking about. Anything can happen.

David Wright Strikeout Counter: $4.30

Monday, May 16, 2011

Daniel Murphy will not play 3rd base...

That would just make too much sense to put a player back into the postion in which he was orginially drafted.

Just had to put that out there.

Willie Harris gets more playing time unless they find Nick Evans.

David Wright Strikeout Counter: $4.30

There's Something Wrong with David Wright

I was all ready to write a nice, happy, optimistic post because the Mets are not in last place anymore, if only by proper grammer.

But then I checked Facebook. And I found out about David. And his lower back stress fracture. And how he's getting a second opinion on his back before he makes a decision about the DL. Yeah, it happened on that tag to Carlos Lee last month.

And now it makes sense. The .226 batting average. A David Wright Srikeout Counter that desperately needs to be updated. And at least now I'll forgive him for colliding with Ike Davis because for the longest time, I was mad that it was Ike who was on the DL and not David (but mainly because Ike was actually hitting the ball).

I'd like to believe that David won't go on the DL but this is the Mets we're talking about. Of course he's going on the DL. I saw the story on SportsCenter about the squirrel in the Padres bullpen and was surprised it didn't happen to the Mets, only because it seems like something that would happen to the Mets.

But anyway, I really honestly hope David's lower back is the reason behind his slump. But for all the haters out there, he hit the game-winning home run while playing hurt. That's truth.

My other hope out of all this is that they finally call Buffalo and ask them to find Nick Evans. Really this time....not just showing us a Buffalo Bisons game on MLB Network to let us know he's still there.
David Wright Srtikeout Counter: $4.30