According to a report by Mike Puma in the NY Post, Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey admitted that he never gave the Mets much of a chance in 2011.
“It’s unrealistic for anybody at the end of last year to come in and say – The Mets, this is a one-year thing, next year we’re going to win it all – It’s unrealistic.”
Wow, I wonder if he told that to his manager Terry Collins when he was named the the Opening Day starter and the ace of the staff. Sorry Terry, you hung your hopes on a loser.
Maybe the truth is that it’s unrealistic to think this team can ever win with a player who has such a losing mentality. Is it no wonder he finished the first month of the season with a 7.39 ERA and was largely responsible to the team’s 5-13 start?
According to Puma, one of Pelfrey’s own teammates responded to his comment about the team’s chances this season and said,
“He’s cutting his own throat,” the player said. “What’s his record, six and nine? He’s supposed to be the ace of the [bleeping] staff. Why don’t you go and win 12 or 13 games?”
Unbelieavable… I don’t know which player said, probably not David Wright, but I applaud whomever it was.
What was Pelfrey thinking???? By making a statement like that, Pelfrey threw his entire team under the bus.
Winning a World Series begins with the mindset of every player on that team. One bad apple can spoil the entire barrel. Pelfrey is a bad apple if your goal is to build a winning atmosphere.
It’s been six years since he debuted with the Mets, and he is still as inconsistent and unreliable as ever. He told Puma that he doesn’t believe the fans want him back next season, my response to that is: WHY SHOULD THEY?
Unfortunately, even though I’ve hoped he would get non-tendered after this season, according to several reports it looks like the Mets will offer him arbitration and keep him after this season. Don’t expect a sweetheart deal with Scott Boras commandeering his ship. He’ll get top money and still pitch like the bottom of the rotation starter he’s been most of his Mets career.
It’s bad enough when you hear fans talk like Pelfrey, but to have this come from a player who has been paid millions of dollars, and who his teammates were counting on to be the team’s ace? Well that’s just too much for me to handle.
Pelfrey can take his 6-9 record and leave for all I care. I’m done with him.