Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 12/13/12
A “New York minute” is a phrase to describe an increibly brief moment of time. Or as Johnny Carson once explained, it’s the interval between a Manhattan traffic light turning green and the guy behind you honking his horn. Right now, Mets fans are wondering why Sandy Alderson doesn’t fix all of the team’s problems in a New York minute. Of course, Alderson brought some of this on himself, speculating that he could get contract extensions done for R.A. Dickey and David Wright by the end of the World Series. If he had kept to that timetable, the logic goes, he could have addressed the outfield at the Winter Meetings and the 2013 team would be in place by now. But it’s way past time for the Mets to be less concerned with winning in early December than winning in August. The last four years the Mets are 44-67 in the eighth month of the year. I don’t think you can point to just one thing and make that the culprit for the team’s lousy record in August. But it does seem like the Mets...
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