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The forecast for this upcoming season is a dreary one for the New York Mets, but that hasn't stopped Mets' owner Fred Wilpon from providing his two cents to the Mets' fanbase. Yes, in his first really public comments since calling his own team snake bitten and criticizing the value of his now departed leadoff man, Mr. Wilpon had the following to say:
"I think we're going to be better than you think," he said. "We would hope that Mets fans enjoy going to the ballpark and give this team a try." Wall Street Journal
Undoubtedly feeling frisky by the news that his best buddy and MLB Commissioner, Bud Selig, will be on board through the 2014 season, Fred Wilpon has decided to bring his own personal spin to this upcoming season. Give his team a try...
Wilpon also makes a variety of other comments with regards to filling the seats at Citi Field, and how its necessary to field a good team, without issuing faulty long term contracts in the process to do so.
You can be certain of one thing, Mr. Wilpon has a plan. What is that plan? Well its to continue to give you the idea that he's making these changes in your best interest. To stop issuing risky long term deals to players in their prime, simply because they haven't worked out in reason years. Not because he's trying to figure out how to keep the lights on come August.
Give the team a try... I don't mean to be negative Mr. Wilpon, but I've tried your team on for size in reason years. I've even bought in to the hype..as recently as last season. This season, however, will be different. There will be no hype. No anticipation of great things to come. No sir...my only anticipation entering the 2012 season, is that it will be your last, for that is the only thing that can turn this franchise around!
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“I think we have to get the fans back at the stadium. … That’s a necessity. That’s the lifeblood. And to do that, we have to have a good team. We have to be careful that we don’t make some of the mistakes that we made in the past, having long-term contracts that didn’t work out. … I think we’re going to be better than you think. … We would hope that Mets fans enjoy...
Mets ace Johan Santana long-tossed today in Port St. Lucie. He just wrapped up a conference call a short while ago about his rehab, readiness, 2012 season.
Mets Rehab Program: “I’m doing everything the way they have told me. There is a program we have to follow and the key is to start Spring Training without any problems.”
About Opening Day: “I don’t want to guess anything...
Depending on the health of the Mets 2012 rotation, Jeremy Hefner could be a name you hear a lot of. Hefner, who will be 26, was claimed by the Mets this offseason, and his history of Major League squads tells an interesting story about the Mets:
Drafted by the Mets, round 46, 2004
Drafted by the Mets, round 48, 2005
Drafted by the Padres, round 5, 2007
Claimed by the Pirates, November...
Michael Baron of MetsBlog wrote the following this morning regarding the Mets projected starting rotation:
According to FanGraphs, Bill James predicts Gee will go 8-10 with a 4.33 ERA in 160 innings, Niese will go 9-10 with a 4.28 ERA in 160 innings, Dickey will go 12-11 with a 3.89 ERA, Pelfrey will go 9-11 with a 4.36 ERA in 188 innings, and Santana will go 14-7 with a 3.10 ERA...
'We're meeting the challenges, and I think that we'll be fine,' Wilpon says
The only thing sadder than watching the Mets’ failings of the past few years is watching those failings set to the music of Sarah McLachlan. The Canadian songstress’ haunting, melodic voice is almost enough to make me want to help these sadsack New York Mets by donating my hard earned money to their cause.
Notice I said almost.
I say instead of donating the money to the Mets...
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