Well It’s The Only Thing Vocal You’ll Hear Out Of The Mouth Of A Mets’ Player Anything Else’d Be Considered Immature Don’t You Think ……..?

Well It’s   The  Only  Thing  Vocal  You’ll  Hear  Out  Of  The  Mouth Of  A

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.  

 

 

Mets'  closer  Francisco Rodriguez  loosens up  for some work at spring  training at  the  team's facility in  Port St  Lucie, Fl ..................
Mets' closer Francisco Rodriguez loosens up prior to workouts at the team's spring training facility in Port St Lucie Fl. picture appears courtesy of ap/photo/ Brian Tolston ...........................

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Oliver  Perez of  the Mets gets  some  action in during  a  pitching  session  at the  team's  training  facility.   picture appears  courtesy of ap/photo/ Jeff  Roberson ..................
Pitcher Oliver Perez gets some action in during spring training at the team's facility . picture appears courtesy of ap/photo/Jeff Roberson ................

 

 

 

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.   

 

 

 

Mets' players  gather  at the  start  of  spring  training  baseball  practice at  the  team's  facility  in  Port  St Lucie , Fl.   picture  appears  courtesy of  ap/photo/Jeff  Roberson ......................
Mets' players gather at the team's training facility for the start of spring training in Port St Lucie , Fl. picture appears courtesy of ap/photo/ Jeff Roberson ............................

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Wilpon , COO of  the  New  York and  EVP of  Sterling  Equities  meets  with the press  having  just  signed  Oliver Perez  to  a three year  $36m  contract .   picture appears courtesy of  getty images/  Thomas  Richardson .....................
Jeff Wilpon (center) COO of the New York Mets and EVP of Sterling Equities speaks with the convened press after the announcment is made of the signing of Oliver Perez to a three year $36m contract . picture appears courtesy of ap/photo/ Jeff Roberson ................

 

 

 

As   to  the  Mets   it’s   easy   to view   them  as  such  as  a  potential   World  Series’  candidate.  But when  they’ve   fallen   more  times   than  we’d   all   care   to  count.  It’s  hard  to   see   them  winning   it all  much  less  taking   Rodriguez’s   statement   all   too   seriously.    If   we’d  heard  it   once    we’ll   hear  it again  and  again.   But   when   the   team   does    fail  it’s  rare   that   you’ll   actually   see  that   player   come   forward  and   actually  explain   what   went    wrong  as   far  as  the   season   went.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The   same   faces   are   still   there   on  this   team  and   much   like   their   crosstown  neighbors   the  New  York  Yankees.  It’s   filled  highly  paid    superstars.   Carlos  Delgado  the  ageless  wonder   coming   off   one  his  most  productive   seasons   in  ages.  Jose Reyes   a  burgeoning  superstar, Carlos  Beltran   and   David  Wright  are  all   players   who   one  would   feel   are  more  than  capable  of  leading  this   team   against   all   types  of  adversity.  Unfortunately  however   for  the  Mets  and  their   fans   this   has  yet  to  see  this   materialize   into  anything   sustentative.     All  their   fans  can  rely  on  is   are  those   years  when   they   ruled  the   roost  and  their   name   became  the  talk  of  the  town.   And  one  considers   that   you  have to   go  back to  1969   and   the  team’s  victory  over  the  Baltimore  Orioles  and  Donn  Clendenon  being  named  the    Series  MVP.  You  can    well  understand  not the   fans’  yearning  and   craving  for  another   World  Series  .  But  that  too  of  the  ownership  under the  Wilpon  family.  Forty   years  on   and  it’s  still  something   that   must  be   haunting    Mets’   fans .   They’ve   returned   once  to  the  championship  series  in  2000 . But  they  failed   , having   succumbed  to  the  New  York  Yankees  in the  Subway  Series   4-1.  Derek  Jeter   being  the  hero  there  in  the  series   itself  and  was  crowned   series’  MVP.

 

 

 

Mets' manager Jerry  Manuel and  pitcher  Francisco  Rodriguez  share  a laugh  at the  team's   training facility   in  Port  St  Lucie  , Fl.   picture appears  courtesy  of  ap/photo/ Jeff  Roberson ....................
Mets' manager Jerry Manuel and closer Francisco Rodriguez share a joke during spring training at the team's facility in Port St Lucie ,Fl. picture appears courtesy of ap/photo/ Jeff Roberson ..................

 

 

 

As   to   who   the  likely   winners   will   be,  will  be   open  to  debate.  But  it  has  to  be   said  that  the  fans  are   hoping  that  the  division  won’t   just be  another   whereby   we   see  the   Mets   get  off   to  a  fast  start. And   then   fall   merely  because  of exhaustion   and   the   fact  that  they   don’t  possess   the  qualities   needed  to  win  it  all.    Rodriguez   for  his   part   has  got  to  prove  that   last   season’s  bravado   performance   with the  Los  Angeles  Angels was  not  an   aberration  where  he  obliterated  the   single  season  saves’  record.    A  lot  of   talk  will   get   you   noticed   but  it’s   your   actions   of  the  field  of    play  that   tends  to  win  approval   and   all  of the   acclaim   from  the  fans.    And   that’s   something  the   Mets   haven’t   done  in  a  hell  of   a  long  time   at  any  level   in  the  game   of  baseball.  

Author: tophatal ...........

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