Last night’s debacle and subsequent team meeting has motivated many in Metland to share their opinions about what is wrong with this team. Why should I be any different?
It’s really quite simple. Nothing is wrong with this team. They are rebuilding.
“But rebuilding is not what met fans want. they want to WIN NOW. and if the team doesnt win now, then every single head should roll…” -Fan Comment from ESPN
I know many of you don’t want to hear it, but facts are facts. The Mets are rebuilding. Go ahead and play ostrich and bury your head in the sand if you want, see how far it gets you. But this jibber jabber about heads rolling and not trading at the deadline is nonsense.
This mentality doesn’t make sense to me. Fire everyone! Then what? How will this magically change the fact that the Mets quite simply are not talented enough to compete yet nor do they have the money or farm system for a quick fix?
Even if they did have the resources for a quick fix, would you be satisfied with mortgaging the next five years so the Mets can qualify as the second Wild Card and potentially be bounced from the playoffs in one game?
The bottom line is this sucks right now. It is no fun watching a below average team exceed expectations for half a season and then run out of gas in the second half.
The scary thing to me is I expected the Mets to be somewhat competitive in 2013. Now? I’m not 100% sure. Having to rebuild the entire bullpen…again…as well as fill all three outfield positions doesn’t give me a warm fuzzy feeling inside about 2013.