Ok so its the day after and already we are seeing signs of good things are going the Mets way since they released Oliver Perez. Here are my top 5
With Ollie gone we need someone else to pick on. To me that is easy since its alot more fun to find a new goat that is a player that is an everyday player and that would be .....Luis Castillo....oh yeah he is gone to!!! Ok how about Jason Bay. Have to tell you hearing the immortal Ralph Kiner in the booth complaining that Bay needs to hit the ball in the air deep and stop hitting singles is priceless. Keep it up Mr Kiner I couldn't agree more.
Someone in the bullpen now will have to be called the new Ollie. Who will the Mets bring into the game with the score tied and give up a walk and a homer or a grand slam? Acosta if he makes the team? Carrasco? the New Ollie I am sure will be determined early in the season.
With the drama gone we concentrate on the play on the field. Hey Wright? Can you move a little and stop a grounder instead of trying to hot dog it by playing the ball off to the side and then watching it skip to the outfield. Also I wonder if Wright goes to sleep saying this. I need to stop chasing balls that are low in away..Low and away....
Now of course the easy stories will be gone to fill the back pages of the paper. This worries me. Did you see Andy Martino's article the other day about Castillo and race. If not check it out here. Not sure what Andy was thinking about lets hope he is 1 and done.
Another reason to be happy. Ollie is gone. Isn't that reason enough?