A couple of weeks back I wrote a piece about how sick I was of hearing about what the Mets needed to do. Here’s what I said at that time. Let’s see if anything I said came true.
I was listening to Mike Francesca. He being the well known WFAN afternoon host and Yankee fan. He has had his moments with the METS for sure but in a recent discussion of the many woes out in Flushing, Mr. Rant and Rave laid out the simplest and most perfect plan for the Mets to make a run in 2015 and bolster the team for future years.
1-Platoon Duda and Cuddyer at first.
OK…Duda came out of his somnambulist summer and started to look sort of like what we hoped he would be. Cuddyer? Still out with an injury but hopefully back soon.
2-Go get a slugging outfielder and put him in left (or in right and put Granderson in left)
Can you say Yeonis Cespedes? Thank you Detroit Tigers…Thank you Sandy Alderson.
3-Put Murphy at third (if he can stay healthy long enough)
He’s been all over the place but third mostly.
4-Put Tejada at short.
5-Put Flores at second.
He’s there and playing much better albeit in the wake of the near trade.
So simple it seems almost impossible but is it? There are going to be plenty of bats available as teams begin to fall out of contention. The problem that the Willnots, uhh I mean the Wilponzies, I mean the Wilpons WILL NOT pull the trigger on a deal that would give the team a chance to contend THIS YEAR because they won’t, don’t, can’t spend the money needed to make this happen.
OK I was wrong. The Wilponzies decided that if they didn’t make a run at the post season, their fans would making a run for the exits.
I’m not asking for miracles. Just get a couple of MAJOR LEAGUE players on the roster. This ragtag bunch of Double A guys is a joke of a lineup. Everyone knows it from Alderson down to Terry Collins down to the bat boy. Look at the numbers.
Enter Kelly Johnson, Juan Uribe and Tyler Clippard. Pretty darn good job Mr, Alderson…good job.
So what does the future portend? At the beginning of this season I thought with a break here or there the Mets could win 86 games. Then Blevens got hurt, Wheeler out for the season, Wright out for many months, Murphy hurt, Parnell slow to return, Dillion, Gee are you that bad, really? But now with the new additions, the resurgence of a couple of the regulars, plus the return of D’Arnaud and hopefully Wright and Cuddyer, these Mets suddenly look like contenders.
They’ve fooled us before. Let’s all just sit back and enjoy a pennant race for a change and let the chips fall where they may.