Found July 22, 2012 on Metstradamus:
In the amusement park that you know as Mets baseball, its most popular ride is the death spiral. Everybody rides it in July for some reason.Oh, and guess what: July isn't over yet. And just in time before August provides as much relief as turning the page of a calendar can do, it's the Washington Nationals coming to town for three games! Aah, yes. The ride just keeps getting better. But at least the growing angry mob got their pound of flesh as before it even got going on Sunday, Miguel Batista was designated for assignment. It would be wrong of me to simply blame Batista for getting old. That bell tolls for all of us. The blame here goes to Terry Collins for continuing to trust him in situation after sticky and muddy situation. Fully aware that Terry Collins has done as good a job as he could do under the circumstances, but he's gotta take a hit here, as to a certain extent Sandy Alderson does too. Collins knew when to pull the trigger on D.J. Carrasco and Manny Acos...
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