2012: The Beginning Of Another Great Mets Era
Usually our MMO Flashbacks go back anywhere from two to six years ago, and I’ve never done one featuring myself. So I’m breaking all the rules and letting my hair down with this MMO Flashback that I originally posted five weeks ago on Opening Day. Enjoy…
Hey, It’s Opening Day! Johan Santana is on the mound… Murphy, Wright, Davis, Bay and Duda are all in the lineup for the first time ever? I don’t seem to recall all five being on the field at the same time, do you? It’s gotta be a good sign.
I have some hopes for this team moving forward. I don’t see the gloom and doom a lot of fans are consuming themselves with. I’ve see dark days before and these are not dark days. I caused a bit of a flurry yesterday when I tweeted that this feels a lot like like 1983. Sorry to those who disagree, but that’s how I feel. The comparisons are very stark and I’m not simply talking about the fact that we now have a patient and methodical GM like Frank Cashen in Sandy Alderson. That’s not to say I agree with everything Alderson does, I don’t. I didn’t agree with everything Cashen did either.
We have a minor league system that seems to be flourishing now thanks to both Omar Minaya and Alderson. As much as some of you want to separate the two, the truth is they both have a hand in some of the exciting players that are already here or on the horizon.
Alderson affirmed quite emphatically today that the Mets have no money problems, are not restricted to a below $100 million payroll, and can spend as soon as this season if the right player came along in a trade.
Anyway, there will be plenty of time to delve deeper into this in the coming weeks, but take my word for it, one day we’ll look back at this 2012 season as the beginning of a great Mets era – just as we do when we think of 1983.
2012 will be the beginning of another great Mets era…
Just remember you heard that here first!
About the Author: Joe DeCaro
I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.
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