Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 3/3/13
Many Mets fans find themselves in an uproar this evening following an opinion piece by ESPN’s Adam Rubin, that criticized much more than the 2013 roster’s potential.  The highlight of the article, which you can find HERE, is likely a quote stating: “Manager Terry Collins has done an admirable job trying to put lipstick on a pig with his job fate hanging the balance, but there are alarming early signs this is going to be an abysmal year for the Mets…” Rubin goes on to criticize many aspects of this season’s roster, to include the outfield, the bullpen, the bench and to a lesser extent even the team’s starting rotation.  Ultimately, however, it is this declaration that did him no favors in the eyes of those who are upset about the piece: “I have yet to find a scout who will declare the Mets appreciably better than the Marlins, who underwent their latest fire sale.” You can call Adam Rubin many things (and most people do), but you can’t call him a homer.  Having worked the Mets beat for the
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