It could be about the playoffs, what the Mets may or not do, or anything else that trips your trigger. Have a great day.
Derek Lowe lost it all at once tonight. We were giving him props over Oliver Perez when Chase Utley and Pat Burrell took him deep. Phillies lead, 1-0. No worries yet.
The playoffs, what the Mets should do, and anything else on your mind, the floor is yours.
Now that you’ve had almost a couple of weeks to think about it, where did it go wrong for the Mets? I’m not asking about the bullpen or their inability to hit with runners in scoring position. I mean, what game in the last two months, what stretch, told you it wouldn’t happen this year?
For me, it was losing two of three to the Braves in home-and-home weekend series. It screamed to me they were in trouble.
How about you?
On the hot seat is Howard Johnson, who said at the end of the season he believed the club had the right pieces.
Maybe they do, but something is missing, and it’s not all Johnson’s fault.
These are major leaguers and they shouldn’t have to “buy into’’ anything. They should know how to work a count and advance a runner.
It’s an organizational thing, and on the major league level, that’s the manager. We see guys swinging at garbage all the time, and in the case of Jose Reyes, where’s the encouragement to take the walk?
All I hear was they don’t want to take away his aggressiveness. Well, if Reyes walked 100 times and bunted for hits more, he’d be devastating offensively.
Carlos Beltran should steal more. … It wouldn’t kill Carlos Delgado to go to left against the shift. … Perhaps the batting order is flawed. Maybe Reyes shouldn’t be leading off. … David Wright was way too impatient this year.
There are a lot of ways to improve the offense having nothing to do with firing Johnson, but, that’s not how the game is played.