Found August 10, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
Halfway through this season, there was a positive record that elated the faithful and did much to downplay that the 2012 Mets do not hit with power, do not have much speed, cannot hit lefty pitching, do not field particularly well and have just about the worst bullpen in the majors. Then the first month of the second half came along as a cruel slap of reality that made the hope go away, more than negated the positive first half and returned the Mets to where they really always have been: discovery mode. Trying to figure out who from this group finally can make the Mets sustained 162-game contenders and not just first-half posers. When asked this question, Terry Collins heartily stated, “You have to start with the shortstop.” The problem is Ruben Tejada also is where Collins ended…disturbingly it was not exactly a rousing endorsement for a better tomorrow. “There are multiple things that have kept us from playing very good,” Collins conceded. In other words, this isn’t a simple plug ...
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