Past the Point of Ridiculous.
There really isn’t much else to say. Frankly, the only reason to watch a Mets game now is to enjoy Gary, Keith & Ron. How sad is that?
I have never in my life experienced or seen a team that at one point in the season had it’s entire main core of players, all on the DL. Jose Reyes, Carlos Delgado, Carlos Beltran, David Wright and Johan Santana. They WERE the Mets. That’s our core. It’s unbelievable to me to even think about the odds of this happening.
Here’s a stat to really hit this home. With just using salaries for the above 5 guys, plus J.J. Putz, John Maine, and Alex Cora, the Mets have just over $73 million dollars sitting on the disabled list right now. SEVENTY-THREE MILLION!
That is more money than the following teams spend on their entire payroll:
It’s so bad, that I almost hope that Gary Cohen does his best drunken Harry Doyle impersonation for the rest of the season.
You know, I REALLY hope the Mets don’t do anything ridiculous like try to raise ticket prices next year. Heck, they may want to consider lowering them a bit as a sign of good faith to the fan base. They better figure something out, and quick, or else they are going to find themselves with a lot of empty seats in 2010 at beautiful Citi Field.
I’ve never been one to believe in curses, but is it possible any fan base really has as bad of luck as the Mets do right now?
Seventy-Three Million Dollars.
About the Author: Michael J. Branda
My time with MMO began in July of 2009 when I wrote a Fan Post defending Omar Minaya (before it was cool to do that.) I grew up a Mets fan with the mid 1980's teams. My favorite Met of all-time is (and was) Wally Backman. When it comes to sabermetrics versus old school thinking, I like to think I meet in the middle. I believe thinking of new ways to get answers is helpful, especially when the same way has not produced results. However, I think over-thinking certain situations can get you into trouble. I'm excited for the new regime, because I believe they have pieces in place to focus on several aspects of the Mets organization. I've waited this long for a World Series, waiting a few more years for another chance isn't going to kill me.
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