Found March 24, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
Ever since losing the NLCS to the St. Louis Cardinals in 2006 when they were destined to win, it seems the Mets have been a snake-bitten franchise. The collapses of 2007-08, the injury plagued years from 2009-11 and of course the Madoff ponzi scheme have marred the past few years for this franchise. The combination of injuries and the lack of spending power have meant that the organization simply has had to move forward with what it has. First off, injuries happen to every team every year, but the Mets have had an uncanny amount the last few years. The problem is that the team has lacked depth for other guys to fill in at the Major League level. Now, these are all Major League players we’re talking about. Many of us fans can only dream about making our big league debuts, but for these players, it has become a reality. But based on the lack of depth, some guys who either aren’t ready for big league action or simply are not as talented have been thrust into extended action. The whole ...
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