Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Reyes' Days As A Met Dwindling, Fred To Cut Payroll, Slumping Bay Hits 4th: Mets Lineup Vs. Cubs - May 24, 2011
The Day After...how ugly it is. Not much left among the rubble. Mets will look to cut payroll next year, which is expected to be under $100M. For those of you who feel that the Mets would look to sign Jose Reyes, better start accepting the fact that he will be gone, at the very least, at season's end - if not by July 31st.
In an SI article, Wilpon finally admits the financial dire straits the franchise is in, and that he will need to cut payroll...significantly.
As for Reyes, Dave Lennon tweets that in the SI story, Coupon refers to his STAR SHORTSTOP not by name, but as "the shortstop."
Not to worry Mets fans, just wait til later this year, or next year (and for many years to come) we will see FMart limping in RF hitting .196, Ruben Tejada playing a solid SS and hitting a robust .221, and Jason Bay, if unable to be traded, making a lot of money, playing hard, and hitting 7 HR's a year while hitting .229. This is what it's coming to. Damn shame. If this joke of an ownership would have faced facts years ago, this probably could have been avoided.
The Titanic lineup Vs. the Cubs:
1. Reyes - SS
2. Murphy - 1B
3. Beltran - RF
4. Bay - LF
5. Turner - 3B
6. Harris - CF
7. Paulino - C
8. Tejada - 2B