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

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