October 10, 2007

The State Of The Franchise

Christopher Reina at Real GM Baseball writes about the Mets franchise and their future:

The Mets showed terrible poise and great immaturity over the final stretch of the season to miss the playoffs in 2007.

“We’ve got so much talent, I think sometimes we get bored,” said first baseman Carlos Delgado.

The Mets are in the middle of a win-now and win-every season mode and will continue to be through the first few seasons of Citi Field, opening in 2009, and likely through the entire David Wright/Jose Reyes-era.

Omar Minaya built this Mets club by adding a host of veterans around the highly talented left side of the infield (Jose Reyes and David Wright) who he inherited from the previous regimes. With the exception of Carlos Beltran, he has avoided overpaying for players in their prime in free agency, filling out the roster with discarded veterans on the decline (Shawn Green, Orlando Hernandez and Damion Easley) and with younger players needing fresh scenery (John Maine, Oliver Perez and Ruben Gotay).

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Anonymous said...

should we expect anything less?

Anonymous said...

really we have the highest payroll inthe NL and we cant even make it to the plaoffs