• Boy, The Mets Are Bad

    Posted by on February 28th, 2014 · Comments (10)

    Did you know that 28 of MLB’s 30 teams have had at least one winning season in the past five years? The two who have not are the Mets and the Astros.

    Maybe Mets fans should consider “The Curse of Willie Randolph”?

    Comments on Boy, The Mets Are Bad

    1. Mr. October
      March 5th, 2014 | 7:28 pm

      Add Steven Matz to the list of Mets’ big arms

      “As the Mets consider the pipeline of young pitching talent behind a wave that includes Syndergaard, Montero and deGrom, the 22-year-old Matz is fast moving to the head of the list…

      the Mets’ top pick in the 2009 draft [(taken in the second round)] is impressing team officials with his 95-mph heat and major-league changeup…”

      http://nypost.com/2014/03/05/add-steven-matz-to-the-list-of-mets-big-arms/

      Harvey, Wheeler, Syndergaard, Niese, Gee, Montero, Parnell, Mejia, deGrom, Matz… Sandy Alderson’s team is certainly “brimming with top pitching talent…” it will be interesting to see if “bad luck” brings ALL of it down, as it did with Cashman’s Killer ‘B’s (Manny Banuelos, Dellin Betances, Andrew Brackman, and Kim Brennan).

      I’m glad the Steinbrenners renewed Brian Cashman’s contract, and didn’t make the mistake of bringing a true GM like Alderson into the organization as the Mets have…

    2. Corey
      March 5th, 2014 | 7:46 pm

      @ Mr. October:
      You mean the same GM that gave Kurtis Granderson 60 million?

    3. Raf
      March 5th, 2014 | 9:37 pm
    4. Mr. October
      March 6th, 2014 | 3:48 pm

      Corey wrote:

      You mean the same GM that gave Kurtis Granderson 60 million?

      @ Corey:
      I mean the same GM who is building a very substantial organization on a solid foundation of young starting pitching, who reluctantly spent $60 mil. on Kurtis Granderson because 1. the fan base wanted something done with years of non-contention for financial reasons and with a promise that moves would be made in 2014; 2. Granderson would not accept a 3-year deal; and 3. the free agent market is not what it once was – which is a problem for Team Cashman.

      If Alderson were a few years younger, I’m sure he could do better with this foundation of young starting pitching and the highest payrolls in baseball each season than one (1) NL Pennant in the next 10 years, and I’m also sure Alderson, DePodesta, and Ricciardi could keep it going well beyond the 10 years – you don’t need a “total collapse” or “rebuilding year” – as Atlanta, for example, has proven – to have one of the top farm systems in MLB for an extended period of time, or indefinitely.

      The Yankees farm systems sucks because the people who are running it, or not running it, suck – not because of the team’s “corporate philosophy/organizational business plan” of fielding a “championship-caliber” team every year – what nonsense… 10 (10) “[World Series] championship-caliber” teams (2004-2013) should have won more than one (1) American League Championship, no?

    5. Evan3457
      March 6th, 2014 | 11:38 pm

      Mr. October wrote:

      you don’t need a “total collapse” or “rebuilding year” – as Atlanta, for example, has proven

      Except, of course, that from 2006 through 2008, the Braves had 2 years under .500, including 18 games under and 20 games out in 4th place in 2008.

      The 2006 under .500 season led to the 14th pick in the draft, which was Jason Heyward, and the 2008 way under .500 season led to the 7th pick, which was Mike Minor.

      The Braves, in fact, were out of the post-season for 4 years, from 2006-2009. That’s a rebuilding, whether you choose to acknowledge it or not.

    6. Mr. October
      March 7th, 2014 | 4:16 pm

      With new trio, Mets can’t repeat mistakes of Generation K

      “…’This is nothing against Stephen Strasburg,’ a prominent scout [said], ‘but I like Harvey, Wheeler and Syndergaard each better than I do Strasburg. That’s three No. 1s the Mets have there.’…”

      http://nypost.com/2014/03/05/expect-amazin-things-from-new-mets-generation/

      … each better than… Strasburg… That’s three No. 1s the Mets have there…” When was the last time a Brian Cashman starting rotation had three (3) pitchers at the top of it under the age of 35, much less THREE NO. 1 STARTERS UNDER THE AGE OF 30?

      A better question: How did Michael Pineda get past Alderson, DePodesta, and Ricciardi?

    7. Mr. October
      March 7th, 2014 | 4:50 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      The Braves, in fact, were out of the post-season for 4 years, from 2006-2009. That’s a rebuilding, whether you choose to acknowledge it or not.

      The Braves, in fact, probably would have had 18-19 first place finishes in 19 years from 1991-2009, and more than one (1) NL Pennant won, at a rate of one every ten years with Atlanta’s front office and farm system if the Braves had the highest revenues in MLB in every year, or $200-20 million payrolls from 2006-09, instead of a run of “only” 14 first place finishes in “only” 15 years from 1991-2005.

      And I’ll continue to refute the nonsense that the Yankees don’t have a farm system because they haven’t had a losing season with the highest payrolls in MLB since 1999 by hundreds-of-millions of dollars or more for that period – that’s what I’m here for…

      This is an idiot, whether anyone chooses to acknowledge it or not: http://deadspin.com/5845140/the-photos-of-yankees-gm-brian-cashman-that-broke-up-a-marriage

      You gotta love Cashman’s haircut in these pictures… I think Dave Dombrowski should consider that look…

    8. Mr. October
      March 7th, 2014 | 5:17 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      The 2006 under .500 season led to the 14th pick in the draft, which was Jason Heyward, and the 2008 way under .500 season led to the 7th pick, which was Mike Minor.

      What round was Craig Kimbrel picked in 2008? The 3rd, as the 96th player picked overall? It would have been nice to have Kimbrel replace Rivera in the pen, but how can one be reasonable and complain with Jeremy Bleich and Scott Bittle…

    9. Raf
      March 8th, 2014 | 3:22 pm

      Corey wrote:

      Granderson

      http://i.minus.com/ijGbmhZuYvcKn.gif

    10. Mr. October
      March 8th, 2014 | 3:57 pm

      Raf wrote:

      http://i.minus.com/ijGbmhZuYvcKn.gif

      Is Granderson going to be next to “come out?”

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