Ranting & Raving: The Season Is Over? Huh?

By / January 27, 2010 / Uncategorized

Tired of the excuses!

Tired of the Bitchasses!

Tired of the laziness!

Tired of the lack of hustle!

Tired of the “poor us” attitude!

Tired of the whining!

This pretty much sums up how I feel about the Mets and some of their fans. I’m not the only one. I’ve spoke to other Mets fans and they feel the same way.

This is 2010, people! Stop with the “Our season is over” BS. In case you have not noticed, because you are so deep in your self pity, the season has not even started yet.

A pitch has not been thrown. Nobody has sung the National Anthem. Yet, because one player goes down, there is no “big” pitcher who was signed, the 2010 Mets season is over. Somebody needs to take a baseball bat to your head.

Why is it that everybody feels the need to have big name players on a team? Can somebody explain the logic to me?

I keep thinking back to the Florida Marlins and how they won their two championships in 1997 and 2003. Who did they play against in 2003? The Big Bad New York Yankees. And the Fish kicked their asses.

FYI: Luis Castillo was on that Marlins team.

It is not always about what big player you have on the team. The Mets already got their marquee player in Jason Bay. It is about how well the players themselves play.

In 1997, did you really think a team that was only five years old was going to win a World Series? I sure as heck was not expecting that. I was shocked they even made it to the Fall Classic. Castillo was on that team too.

Most of their pitchers had an ERA over four. Of their everyday players, not a single one batted .300. Yet they made it and won.

It is all about how you play the game.

It is about playing small ball.

It is about taking advantage of mistakes.

It is about moving runners over by any means.

It is about stealing bases.

It is about being alert, being smart, being fast, and NOT BEING LAZY MR. JOSE REYES!

It is about keeping your head in the game.

These are the things that help get a team to the playoffs. These are the things that gets a team to the Fall Classic and win it!

The Yankees went on their dynasty run without big name players. Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams, all of them were not big name players until they started winning. When they tried to sign more big stars, the team fell apart and did not win until last year.

Those players knew what it took to win. They knew how to play.

It takes heart. It takes brains. It takes grit.

The Philadelphia Phillies are gritty players. If the Mets want to stand toe-to-toe with the ghetto-ist team in baseball, they need to play the same way.

I do not want to hear about a player being hurt. If one man is down, EVERY PLAYER STEPS UP HIS GAME!!!

When I go to the ballpark, I go to see men playing a baseball game. I do not spend my hard earned money to watch a bunch of pansies attempting to run the bases, field, or hit.

In the words of Tom Hanks:

THERE IS NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!

This is New York City. We are the city that does not have a “Woe is us” attitude. We have a “Step off or else” attitude.

The Mets players need to step up their game. They need to learn how to play the game again. They need to learn to hit, bunt, and run. Boy do they need to learn how to hit and run the bases. Last year was a disgrace. I don’t think I have ever witnessed such a poor base running in my life.

Bottom Line:

The Mets need to step it up.

They are not going to get another big player until maybe the trade deadline when other teams start to drop out of the race and want to sell. So they need to make what the already have work.

The fans are just going to have to deal with it. If you don’t want to, then don’t watch the games. Stop spending your money on tickets. You can complain all you want. But complaining on the radio or FB or Twitter or MySpace (for those that are still there) is not going to do anything for you.

You want to make a statement? Stop going to the games. Stop spending money. That’s how you make a statement.

But please, stop your “the season is over” chants on every media outlet. Something cannot be over if it has not even begun.

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Yu

OMG! Tanya< you're inside my head! What are you doing in there? My page is filled up with that nonsense all day every day! I can name 4 teams right off the top of my head that have "less talented" players and they vie for the playoffs every year practically.

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Jessica

“Ghetto-ist” <-Love it!
Anyway, I'm not gonna lie, I have been one of those fans saying their season is over before it's even started. But you're right myself & everyone else just needs to give 'em a chance to show us what they can do. They still have Johan, Wright & Reyes( who when he is healthy & not being lazy like you said, is one of the most exciting players in the league.) Sure after Johan the rotation is a huge question mark, but who's to say they won't be successful? They might just surprise us…it ain't easy being a Mets fan, but nobody said it would be. We just have to support our team & believe in 'em.

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Tanya Mercado

People are not really thinking right now Jessica. And that is the problem. What was the biggest problem of the Mets last season? Health! The players could not stay healthy. At least 50% of them went down on the DL halfway through the season. They were predicted to go to the World Series last year with that team.

Now the players are healthy. Why should people be doubting? Beltran is one player. Sure the Mets had areas that needed to be addressed. But they were not do-or-die, except maybe the pitching. They took care of LF in a huge way. Now they have first base covered. Having Reyes healthy alone makes a huge difference because he gives the Mets a chance to strike first with his speed. He just needs to be smart on the bases. Wright will have ZERO pressure because of Bay.

There is no reason to doubt.

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DJS

Tanya… there’s lots of reason to doubt.

First of all — no, the season isn’t over because it hasn’t began. But the season isn’t over for the Kansas City Royals… or the San Diego Padres… or the Pittsburgh Pirates… the season isn’t over for them either. But I don’t think any of us are predicting a World Series run for them, let alone a playoff appearance…

About that 2003 Florida Marlins team — let’s not pretend they were a bad team… their catcher was Pudge Rodriguez. Mets’ catcher? Henry Blanco? OMIR SANTOS? Chris Coste?

Their first baseman was a young Derrek Lee… we’ve got Daniel Murphy and Fernando Tatis. Hooray.

Their second baseman was a Luis Castillo who was young and could actually still run and field. Now we’ve got an older Luis Castillo, who, yes, can hit… but he can’t field anything any more.

Remember that they had a solid starting rotation — Josh Beckett, Brad Penny, Dontrelle Willis, Mark Redman, Carl Pavano… we’ve got Santana (coming off of surgery), Pelfrey, Maine (who seemingly is having a very hard time figuring things out), and the enigmatic Oliver Perez.

What the Mets did was make a big mistake by deluding us into hoping that the season would go well by signing Jason Bay, instead of waiting for 2011 and saving some money to go after a better buy in maybe… say… Carl Crawford.

Yes — the Yankees won without stars — but they won with a team that was intelligently constructed. Good pitching, a good lineup, and a good bench. The Mets are not intelligently constructed.

So — no — the season’s not over. There’s a chance things could fall in the right place… but there’s lots of reason to doubt.

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Tanya Mercado

Sorry about this. I don’t know why your comment ended up in the spam. I had to un-spam it and then approve it. Just another glitch in this thing I’m trying to fix.

You forgot Pelfrey being a little mental. lol

Look in no way am I saying the Mets will make it to the World Series. Maybe not the playoffs. I just want to watch a team that can compete for a chance. Give me that and I’ll be somewhat happy. I won’t be as disgruntled. I want them to stop with the stupid signings, save the money, and go after someone big before the deadline. That’s how the Phillies ended up with Lee and now Halladay.

Even if the Mets did make it to the World Series last year, Mets fans are bitter and pessimistic by nature. After 2006 they were disgusted and doubted. I mean, seriously? Give the team a chance. I can understand 2007 and 2008. Last year was just a bad year because of injuries. But its over. Get over it and keep moving.

There is always a reason to doubt if you look deep enough. Even if the Mets had the most wicked team on the field, the fans would complain about the front office. There is no appeasing a Mets fan.

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DJS

Tanya… there’s lots of reason to doubt.

First of all — no, the season isn’t over because it hasn’t began. But the season isn’t over for the Kansas City Royals… or the San Diego Padres… or the Pittsburgh Pirates… the season isn’t over for them either. But I don’t think any of us are predicting a World Series run for them, let alone a playoff appearance…

About that 2003 Florida Marlins team — let’s not pretend they were a bad team… their catcher was Pudge Rodriguez. Mets’ catcher? Henry Blanco? OMIR SANTOS? Chris Coste?

Their first baseman was a young Derrek Lee… we’ve got Daniel Murphy and Fernando Tatis. Hooray.

Their second baseman was a Luis Castillo who was young and could actually still run and field. Now we’ve got an older Luis Castillo, who, yes, can hit… but he can’t field anything any more.

Remember that they had a solid starting rotation — Josh Beckett, Brad Penny, Dontrelle Willis, Mark Redman, Carl Pavano… we’ve got Santana (coming off of surgery), Pelfrey, Maine (who seemingly is having a very hard time figuring things out), and the enigmatic Oliver Perez.

What the Mets did was make a big mistake by deluding us into hoping that the season would go well by signing Jason Bay, instead of waiting for 2011 and saving some money to go after a better buy in maybe… say… Carl Crawford.

Yes — the Yankees won without stars — but they won with a team that was intelligently constructed. Good pitching, a good lineup, and a good bench. The Mets are not intelligently constructed.

So — no — the season’s not over. There’s a chance things could fall in the right place… but there’s lots of reason to doubt.

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Tanya Mercado

Sorry about this. I don’t know why your comment ended up in the spam. I had to un-spam it and then approve it. Just another glitch in this thing I’m trying to fix.

You forgot Pelfrey being a little mental. lol

Look in no way am I saying the Mets will make it to the World Series. Maybe not the playoffs. I just want to watch a team that can compete for a chance. Give me that and I’ll be somewhat happy. I won’t be as disgruntled. I want them to stop with the stupid signings, save the money, and go after someone big before the deadline. That’s how the Phillies ended up with Lee and now Halladay.

Even if the Mets did make it to the World Series last year, Mets fans are bitter and pessimistic by nature. After 2006 they were disgusted and doubted. I mean, seriously? Give the team a chance. I can understand 2007 and 2008. Last year was just a bad year because of injuries. But its over. Get over it and keep moving.

There is always a reason to doubt if you look deep enough. Even if the Mets had the most wicked team on the field, the fans would complain about the front office. There is no appeasing a Mets fan.

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