Found August 22, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
Despite four consecutive years of bad baseball, I think most of us can agree that some things are more frustrating than losses.  What I’m talking about is insult to injury.  Its having your fandom dragged through the proverbial mud as a result of not just the team’s performance on the field, but their disastrous attempt at public relations off of it. Some highlights of the franchise’s ineptitude in recent years… There was Omar Minaya’s claim that Adam Rubin was actively politicking for a position within the organization.  Then there was the Walter Reed disgrace.  How about the “Carl Crawford money” comments by team owner, Fred Wilpon?  Its amazing that one organization can make so many massive mistakes.  These instances highlight the major faux pas, but ultimately they are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the earth shattering nonsense the average Mets fan must wade through on an annual basis. Another theme that most Mets fans should be well versed in is the team’s insist...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

MMO Mailbag: Johan Santana As The 2013 Mets Closer

I received this interesting question yesterday from one of our readers, USMF. I have an idea on what to do with Santana next year and thought it could be a good debate question for the MMO staff. Seeing Johan’s recent struggles, I was wondering about moving Santana into the Closers Role next year similar to what the Braves did with John Smoltz. We know the pen has tons of problems...

MRI may determine if Mets' Santana is shut down

A long season has saddled Johan Santana with back pain, ankle discomfort and other maladies that he considers normal wear-and-tear for a starting pitcher. But examine them in the context of Santana's road back from left shoulder surgery, not to mention his importance to the team, and it becomes obvious why the New York Mets are considering shutting him down for the season. ...

Johan Santana Out for the Season

He threw the first no-hitter in New York Mets history back on June 1st against the St. Louis Cardinals.  The Mets announced today that their history making pitcher, Johan Santana has been placed on the 15 day DL, a trip that could keep him out of the rotation for the remainder of 2012. According to a report by Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York, Santana’s MRI from Tuesday exposed ...

Mets 101 News and Notes: Could Johan Santana Be Done for the Season?

As the New York Mets continue their slow march to the end of the regular season, one troubling trend that can't be ignored is the sudden decline of Mets starter Johan Santana. Santana, who delivered what looks to be the apex of the 2012 season with his no hitter on June 1st, has fallen into a tailspin since that game. Santana's ERA since his no hitter is...

Mets Will Not Trade Johan Santana To Dodgers While Covering Most Of His Salary

The New York Mets will listen to any offers from teams who are interesting in acquiring Johan Santana over the next week and a half, as well as during the upcoming offseason. Santana, who earlier this season became the first Mets pitcher in franchise history to throw a no-hitter for the team, is signed through next season. And while the Mets could easily be talked into...

New York Mets baseball is becoming less of a priority for fans

Let’s face it, New York Mets baseball is becoming less and less of a priority for fans as the team falls from relevancy.  They can’t hit, the bullpen is infuriating, and all we continue to hear from the front office is that spending will be limited moving forward.  Maybe ownership is handcuffed by two of the worst contracts in all of baseball for 2013 (Jason Bay – $16 million...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.