I read a comment somewhere online today that said, “Rest the regulars for the remainder of the season.” Ummm … WHAAAAAT ??? What regulars??
Normally that’s how it would go this time of year. Either a clinch is eminent and you can give your stars a much needed and deserved break, or you are so far out of the race anyway, it wouldn’t matter, so you would still give them the break.
But tell me exactly who you’re going to rest now?
The only one who may need a little rest is Luis Castillo. And not even, since he hasn’t been in the lineup the entire year either.
This team of second string players (or third string, or fourth string) is the team for the remainder of the year, along with a few September call-ups, that will probably be mostly pitchers anyway.
So let’s seriously think about what this team can accomplish next year, with a healthy Reyes, Wright, Beltran, Maine, Putz, etc. If they all perform like we know they can, the possibilities are endless.
So instead of resting our players, let’s rest our minds. And patiently and excitedly await the 2010 season.
Let’s Go Mets !!!