Sandy Alderson was hired after the 2010 season. He's had an ample amount of time to put the Mets on track to be a better team in 2014 as fans were led to believe. Well they are miles away from that. In fact here is an honest assessment of the team
Here is Cano's assessment after 37 games (23% of the season)
· With a record of 14-23 only the Marlins and Astros have worse records.. for the moment.
· The Marlins actually have a brighter future with more Legit prospects almost ready to play
I’ve had my parents say, “Don't get hurt” to me a million times before playing a game. They still say it even at my age but I don’t think about it and athletes don’t either for a big reason. If you think about it. It just might happen.
When Sandy Alderson proclaimed the Mets have money to spend but he’s holding back looking for players that are essentially worth it, most Mets fans didn’t believe him. They know better. They know the team has the All-Star game coming up, they traded their ace pitcher and lost Jose Reyes before that. Signing David Wright was the one thing the team had to do in order to save face and not be a complete joke heading into this season.
Right now the Mets are playing hardball with R.A. Dickey. I understand he’s under contract next year for $5 million dollars and I understand they didn’t get the right trade offer but it got me thinking. How much money has Dickey made for the Mets lately?
Bud Harrelson and veteran author Phil Pepe have created a gem here. The shortstop had a long, respectable baseball career and he’s still one of the most popular New York Mets of all-time. His place in Mets history is cemented and his back story is interesting.
The book does re-visit the Pete Rose scuffle in the ’73 playoffs. He talks a lot about his teammate and roommate, Tom Seaver, even the first time “Tom Terrific” threw batting practice.
Like most light-hitting players a la Joe McEwing who owned Randy Johnson, Buddy owned Bob Gibson!
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