Sunday, May 31, 2009

Who Are The Mets?

By: Brendan Costello

Top of the east as of May 31. September 31, who knows? I mean, who is to say they won't build our hope, our faith and then smash it down faster than they built it? I'm as optimistic as they come; however, putting all my faith in the same team three years in a row is moronic. What is so much different and better than the last two years? Alright ,maybe a better bullpen, but the injuries are building up and we could be without our all-star first basemen. It just seems this team is missing something.
When is it time to question the core of the team (Beltran, Wright, Reyes, Delgado)? Are they the cause of losing? It seems like we don't have a leader on this team. Someone who has been there, and can take the young players under their wing. Either that or maybe dish one of them off.
There has been talk of sending Reyes to Toronto. That would be the DUMBEST thing the Mets could do. I know he has his flaws, but come on he is one of the most explosive players in the MLB.
In reality, getting rid of him would make them a whole lot different. He brings fun to the team, like a breath of fresh air. He will be back and will catch fire; a little leadership could help.
I mean, think about it, Jose Valentin really was a leader and guided Reyes. Valentin helped Reyes to his best season (2006), after getting hurt in mid 2007 nothing has gone right. I feel that the Mets need a leader; someone who has won championships and is a tough 'no games' player. Who? I truly don't know. I think that will be the distinct factor between winning the wild card, and winning a championship.

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