Good morning. It was good to see my family again and I apologize for not being around this weekend.
I tried to keep up with the team as best as I could, and not really all that surprised with how they played and what happened in Philadelphia.
Emblematic of the weekend wasn’t that the lost, but in the release of Alex Cora. They waived him simply because they didn’t want to the $2 million option for next year to kick in.
Small time thinking, but indicative of this franchise. They’ll save $2 million by not having to bring back Cora, but will spend $20 million on the contracts for Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo.
One thing I did like about this weekend was the promotions of Fernando Martinez and Ruben Tejada. If the competitive aspect of the season is over as it surely seems to be, then let’s see what these guys can do.
It was encouraging to see all the homegrown talent in the lineup yesterday. With the exception of R.A. Dickey and Carlos Beltran, the lineup was the by-product of the farm system.
The Mets played with life when Tejada was in the lineup earlier, and seemed to get flat when Beltran and Castillo returned.