Author: Clare Lafferty
Boy, where do I start?
Bernie Madoff - enough said.
Jeff and Fred Wilpon -telling the fans that the Mets were OK, then telling everyone that they were entertaining offers for a minority share in the Mets and then having to borrow 25 mil from MLB. Yeah, we're just fine.
On the field, the Ollie and Castillo soap opera continues. Personally, I think that Castillo is getting a bad rap - at least he tries and gives it his all. Ollie is just plain awful. I don't know why the Mets just cut him loose and move on.
Are you as embarrassed as I am?
Since I live in Phillies country, this couldn't get much worse. But, there are some positive things as we go into spring training.
I am really looking forward to seeing the progress of Angel Pagan. Here's hoping he can build on last year's success and now that Carlos Beltran has agreed to move to right field, Pagan can stop worrying about his role and embrace it.
I am also hoping that R.A.Dickey can have another solid year to help this rotation while we all wait for (hopefully) Johan Santana to return in the summer.
We have some good young talent with Jon Niese, Josh Thole and Ike Davis and they should just get better with experience.
How will Jason Bay bounce back from last year's disappointing short season? And can David Wright and Jose Reyes have the solid years that we all know they are capable of?
I know it seems like a big mess right now and that all of baseball is laughing at us. But us Mets fans are better than that. We will weather this storm. We all still love our Mets and nothing can stop us from bleeding orange and blue.
Let's Go Mets in 2011 !!
(PS..as I am writing this, I hear a rumor that Bobby V is thinking of getting a group together to buy a share in the Mets...now wouldn't that be interesting!!)