Originally written November 01, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
Six years and counting…That’s how long it’s been since the Mets reached the postseason.  While not the worse drought in franchise history, this particular layoff comes on the heals of what was a brief era of promise as a result of big spending.  That spending is at least partially at fault for the teams current situation, but in the eyes of many fans that is the Wilpons’ problem, not ours.  Therein lies the divide… If the Mets are going to resolidify their place as a legitimate contender in the NL East and beyond, there has to be spending.  Although there is plenty of merit in Sandy Alderson’s “build through the farm system” mentality, at some point people need to get paid.  Rather than waiting for things to fall into place, fans want to see the team’s front office push the issue. And so, we wait… The question I ask is, how long do we wait?  I realize there is a portion of the fanbase that will never give up on the blue and orange.  Unfortunately there is a larger portion, “casual
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