Monday, July 06, 2009

It's shaping up to be ...

... another disappointing year to be a Mets fan.

10 comments:

Genomic Repairman said...

That new park is kicking everyone's ass. Don't feel bad, its been a terrible year to be a Braves fan too! Now I bet you guys are wishing that you signed Lowe rather than resigning Perez.

Thomas Joseph said...

Now I bet you guys are wishing that you signed Lowe rather than resigning Perez.

Hells yeah! I thought it was a bad idea (resigning Perez) the moment it happened!

Genomic Repairman said...

Hey but K-Rod has been money, Murphy has been producing, Wright has been great except for the lack of power but that will adjust once he gets comfortable with the new park. One guy on the team that I like is Schneider, he doesn't slug but at least the guy makes productive outs, and the guy does a good job of avoiding striking out.

Delgado is the freaking albatross of the team. How much longer is his contract, you guys need a new first baseman.

Thomas Joseph said...

I've been a big fan of both Schneider and Church (now with your Braves), and thought they were both great additions to the Mets. I think if Church hadn't had a concussion last year the Mets could have possibly won 1 or 2 (or possibly 3) more games (which would have put them in the playoffs).

The back end of the bullpen has been solid (what do you expect?) and most of the relievers have been doing MUCH better than they did last year, when the whole thing essentially imploded.

I'm not sure how many more years Delgado's contract is for ... hopefully not too many more! Though right now, I'm not sure the Mets have anyone in their farm system to replace him, and they don't have the sort of depth in their farm system to get a quality bat either.

I'm not sure how the Francouer experiment is going to work out. Hopefully better than it did in Atlanta! Six and a half games back ... not sure we'll be able to climb out of that hole.

Genomic Repairman said...

Francouer is a guy with this amazing talent that he has yet to tap into it, he just doesn't seem to have the brains to do it. Chipper tried to help him with his batting, but this guy is a hacker. He is the same mold as Vlad Guerrero but with way less talent. If he could ever learn plate discipline, this kid would be sick. I think you guys may get the better out of the deal. With Church the immediate benefits are realized but with Francouer you may get a mediocre outfield who could possibly develop into an all-star if he can correct a few deficiencies.

Thomas Joseph said...

After this weekend, that's cold comfort.

Dropping 3 of 4 to the Braves. What could possibly be worse than that????

Genomic Repairman said...

Dropping 4 of 4 to the Pirates!

Thomas Joseph said...

Well, yah ... I guess it could be worse. But really who cares about the Pirates ... it's an entirely different story when it is losing to the Braves! Our arch-enemy!

That's like the Knicks of the 90's losing all the time to the Bulls. Who cares if they lose to the Warriors ... just don't lose to the Bulls!

Genomic Repairman said...

Yeah, its always fun to watch those series. Its just good ole fashion competition rather than other rivalries where fights are always bound to break out. I give you guys credit for winning with no Reyes, Delgado, or Delgado.

Genomic Repairman said...

If Delgado rides the pine anymore with an injury they'll have to throw him back on the DL for another 15 days for a sore backside once he comes off the list.