About Last Night… Go Crazy Folks, Go Crazy!

An article by posted on December 4, 2013

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I’m not going to sit here this morning and preach patience like everyone else is. Those feelings that were running deep inside your veins last night was a sign that you have a pulse… A sign that you may be an extreme die-hard fan of the New York Mets…  You are exactly our kind of Mets fan… Don’t be afraid to let it all out… That’s what real fans do…

Don’t suppress what you really are… Don’t hold in all your passion… Stop listening to your brain and start listening to that heart that’s beating wildly inside you… You’re a baseball fan… You’re a baseball fanatic… You’re tired of seeing the team you love being relegated to the brunt of jokes at the hands of other teams and other fans…

Don’t be afraid to be what you are… Don’t hold it in… Scream it out loud… You’re a die-hard Met fan and you’re ready to explode… Go Crazy Folks, Go Crazy…

Hope you had a good scream…

Okay, now that we got that out of our system, lets get down to what I really do around here and share some truths about the Mets and the reality you probably won’t read anywhere else this morning…

  • As I’ve told you again and again. This Mets are in dire straits financially. They owe well over a billion dollars and as much as they want you to believe that everything is okay, it’s not. The banks and lenders are not going to allow the Mets to spend what it would take to turn this team around. It’s not going to happen. They will not spend more than $100 million on any player, and you can bet that payroll will not exceed $85 million dollars.
  • What you saw last night when the Yankees signed Jacoby Ellsbury, was the exploding outfield market break freely for Carlos Beltran, Shin-Soo Choo and Curtis Granderson. They will all get paid a lot more today than they would have a month ago. This is the new reality in baseball – embrace it. Either you learn how to survive in this market, or you can pack your bags and go home. Either you can act like a major league team, or you can disband and join the Pioneer League. It’s put up or shut-up time for Sandy Alderson. As I sad way back in September, I don’t believe he has the stomach or the wherewithal to survive the coming free agent apocalypse. The old ways of doing business in this game have been declared dead on arrival.
  • The Mets GM made some interesting remarks only two weeks ago that bear repeating. Remarks that I said were hazardous to the Mets’ health. ”I do think there will be a combination of more proactivity internally as well as a willingness in some instances to wait and see whether the market changes and what’s available to us later. Inevitably there will be people available later. A couple of our best signings last year were players who were available later – Marlon Byrd and LaTroy Hawkins.” That is absolutely nuts and proof-positive that he is clueless as to what the market is. Does he not heed my warnings? Did I not say that every single freaking team has about $25 million in new money to spend including the cost-conscious Mariners, A’s, Astros and Royals? Wake the hell up, Sandy. Reality is on the phone and wants to talk to you.
  • One of the Mets biggest trade partners for Ike Davis just blew up in smoke last night when the Rockies signed Justin Morneau to a two-year deal. Two more teams are on the verge of adding first basemen as well. Corey Hart and Mike Napoli are about to go off the boards. Meanwhile, back in Flushing, our astute GM decided it might be best to wait until January to deal Davis because as he put it, “we believe it may be better to hold off until a later time when his market will be higher.” Oh my God…
  • This team is broke, my friends… And Sandy is at the helm of a very sinkable ship. This offseason is Sandy’s iceberg. It’s his fourth Winter at the helm of the Mets and so far it doesn’t appear he’ll be able to sweet talk his way out of this one. No way. We won’t allow it to happen. It’s time for action and after five straight losing seasons, most of them by him, it’s time for some results. Mets fans deserve a team they can be proud of and a GM that is capable of delivering one.
  • “I don’t think our payroll is going to be below what we saw last year,” Alderson said. You don’t think? “And as far as where it will finally land, let’s defer that question until all precincts have reported.” Sorry Jack… In this country, when all the precincts have reported it means the election is over and a winner is declared… And you sir, don’t have the electoral votes to keep you in office. If anyone needs a last minute comeback, it’s you… Do something, or grab your topcoat and go home…

Sorry for the brutal honesty, but if I don’t give it to you straight, who will…

mmo

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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 and interact with other passionate Met fans like you. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.

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