Mets’ Player Anything Else’d Be Considered Immature Don’t You Think ?
Well as we approach the beginning of Spring Training we’re already hearing some rather encouraging news from newly signed Mets’ closer Francisco Rodriguez. Not content with having signed with the team the player has already to cast his bread amongst the waters by making the announcement that his team is the team to beat in the NL East and as well within all of baseball.
One would laugh were it not for the fact that K-Rod is actually serious with his assertive statement. When one considers how the season has ended for the New York Mets over the last two years. Anything said by a player within this particular organization has now got to be taken with a grain of salt. Idiocy and immaturity seems to know no limits when it comes to this organization . And perhaps it’s a reflection as to the fact that they’re viewed as the poor neighbors of their more sought after compatriot within the city, in the form of the New York Yankees. They’ve no leadership or backbone and much of that has been predicated on the fact that not has the coaching staff been completely unable to control the downward spiral of the team. But what has become even more apparent is that for all of the money spent on major free agents over the last few years. This team has regressed rather than improve.
If it’s one thing that we can all count on concerning the team is that come the months of October onwards. Is the mere fact that they imploded and became about as aggressive in their play as members of the French Army would be , were they on the field of battle. Backbones aren’t a part of the arsenal when it comes to neither and more so in the case of the New York Mets. In Omar Minaya they may well possess one of the worst general managers in all of baseball. Though there may well be some out there whose performance may well have been the equal of Minaya’s if not worse. I’ll leave that for you all to decide.
Well what can we expect from within the division as a whole ? The NL East does possess the current World Series champions in the Philadelphia Phillies. And then we also have the Atlanta Braves, Florida Marlins and the Washington Nationals . The feeling however is that the Phillies will be the team that most feel has the best chance to win the division and also make the playoffs. They’re very much a cohesive unit. And in Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins , Chase Utley they do possess one of the more explosive offensive triumvirates within all of baseball. And as prodigious a talent that Howard has become there is a feeling that he’s yet to reach his full potential. Rollins though understated is very much the meat and bones type of player. He lets his game do the talking for him on the field . And Utley just keeps on doing what he does best . And that’s to produce runs and home runs at an astonishing pace during the season.
That’s not to say that their pitching is to be ignored. In Cole Hamels they may well have one of the very best young starting pitchers in the league. And on the closer’s mound a rejuvenated Brad Lidge who was a castoff from the Houston Astros. With Lidge’s no nonsense attitude and the fact that he’s merely just striking out players like Britney Spears has hit singles on a regular basis. It can be said that Lidge is very much an asset to this team.