The Mets organization has waived the white flag. It is obvious that no reinforcemnts are coming for a 3rd straight year @ the deadline and a 6th without any pitchers. The Mets will go with what they have and hope. Hope isn't going to get them to the post-season though.
What it will get them is a 3rd or 4th place finish, between 82-85 wins and another year of broken promises and lies. Yes, remember how the Mets were going to fix the rotation? Remember how they swore that money wasn't an object? Remember how they swore they were about contending and redemption and belief? All utter BS. The Mets are about making money and being just competitive enough to fill the seats in September before making those same empty promises in October so season-ticket holders sign on. It's a ponzi scheme run by the Wilpon's who learned it from their close buddy Bernie Madoff.
The Phillies add Oswalt after adding Halliday over the winter. The Braves added Gonzalez after adding Wagner. The Rangers added Lee and even the Angels who are fading went for Haren. The Mets? They're working on Chad Cordero. Next up, Luis Ayala.
This off-season they made their big splash by signing Jason Bay to a 4 year- 66million dollar deal. While a solid player, no one else was bidding, but the Mets still overpaid. They wasted 6.25 million on would be set-up guys Igarashi(in the minors) and Escobar(done before throwing a pitch). They re-upped 2 stiffs in Cora and Tatis for nearly 3 million. The travesty goes on and on. The best moves? Signing RA Dickey who no one expected to get a rotation spot and never even competed for one on spring training. The other good move was Takahashi who is being misused as a starter. Even Barajas has proven to be just ok. He's slipped so badly, Thole looks to be ahead of schedule in taking his job. The off-season was a total bust. 2009 was a total bust. "Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice shame on me!" As the Who sang "Don't get fooled again." Mets fans are done with the foolishness.
So do the Wilpon's think that Mets fans are again going to buy Omar's propoganda? You know, we're going after a real starter,then watch as Lee goes across town and every other pitcher signs elsewhere while Omar twiddles and low-balls them? Honestly, they couldn't even sign Garland. The Mets have no one in their minor league system capable of competing for a starting spot. No one. Mejia was mediocre as a reliever, is still hurt and this year put him a year behind schedule in starting. So that means patching together the #4 and #5 again. Will Livian Hernandez or Freddy Garcia make a return to start and be billed as reborn? Omar is clueless and will always be clueless. The Mets will talk, do nothing, then pick up players off the garbage heap. That's Omar's modus operandi.
Does anyone believe that Perez and Castillo will ever be productive? Mets fans know this team is trying to unload them, but no one is as gullible and inept as Minaya. Who would pay those stiffs 61 million dollars? It's unreal. Each day they're here they block productive players from taking those roster spots and actually helping, not hurting this team.
So this team will play out the year, vacillate between good homestands and terrible road trips, then play meaningless September games once the calendar hits the ides of September. Then we'll hear the excuses, the media and fans calling for the manager and GM's head and the Wilpon's remaining mute and saying they're evaluating the entire organization. Total horse crud.
In the end maybe they wake up and realize real leadership is needed, not hand holding their GM because if he opens his mouth he'll embarrass himself and the organization. Maybe they'll realize their manager is inept and cares more about his post-game then his pre-game preparation. May be they'll realize they're the problem and need to hire real pros who will tell them to step back and let people who understand the sport run it. Maybe they'll hire a GM with stones and connections who isn't the laughingstock of the league. Maybe they'll show some self-respect and let that GM hire a manager with spunk, fire and one who supports his players(not talk behind their backs to the media) and hold them accountable. Maybe just maybe by letting this team finish the year as is, they'll realize that's they have a mediocre team with a weak GM and manager. Maybe they'll realize they can't just go with the staus quo if they truly want to win and mean it. Maybe just maybe, they'll show they care by acting, not making excuses and asking fans to hope and spend outrageous sums for mediocrity. Maybe just maybe they'll go for the Broadway production, not the off-off Broadway one. Maybe just maybe they'll realize though they own this team, it's really the fans who are the most invested and deserving of excellence. Maybe just maybe, they'll do the right thing for once.
So as the deadline passes and you mourn another season lost, cling to the hope that this inaction will finally lead to the action that is sorely needed here. A total dismantling of the front-office and coaching staff and a new direction with new leadership. Any leadership at this point is better than none at all. That's what they have now. None at all. The white flag is up. Hopefully, next year someone new will rip up that white flag, energize this team and a banner will be raised @ Citifield. That's what this fan base deserves.