Monday, July 20, 2009

Free Falling

And Im free, free fallin

Yeah Im free, free fallin
~ Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ~

No truer words have been written, especially when discussing this season and the NY Mets.

Once again, the offense was non-existent, another injury was incurred, and poor relief pitching, mainly by Tim "I'm Still With The Team Julio Lugo" Redding.

The Braves slapped the Mets silly yesterday, embarrassing them 7-1. It was a close game...for two innings. After that...

The trading deadline is 11 days away. Are the Mets going to be buyers or sellers? We all know one of two things will happen:

  1. The Mets wil stand pat

  2. The Mets will be buyers, because "we're still in it"

I don't believe the Mets will sell. This organization is beyond compare with delusions of grandeur. Their excuse will be that with all these injuries, "we're only nine games back." That's today. In another week, they could easily be 15 games back.

The Mets need to face facts. They don't have a clue as to when Beltran or Reyes will be back. DelGado will not play this year, or if he does, he will not play in a meaningful game.

Mets starting pitcher, Fernando Nieve left the game in the second inning with what is being diagnosed as a right quadriceps strain. I guess that will make it easier when Maine returns...

How do you feel? Should the Mets be sellers or buyers? Stand pat? Should they regroup for 2010?

1 comment:

rememberingshea said...

none of this surprises me.

we should be sellers, but the injuries will get in the way of that. we can't trade someone on the DL. we may not be able to trade healthy players unless we can backfill the position, and there isn't much faith in the minor leagues for that. and we shouldn't be buyers unless there's another injury and we need to buy in order to put 9 healthy bodies on the field.