Well it’s 2012 and the Mets feel like the Mets of 2011, 2010 and 2009… Looking around, I can’t see Luis Castillo, Oliver Perez, Jerry Manuel, or Omar Minaya… So, why are the Mets still the Mets and not something new and better? Could it be Jason Bay? Terry Collins? Maybe it’s Jeff and Fred Wilpon and their special friend, Bernie Madoff? Maybe we should drum Sandy Alderson out of town because he drafted some guy named Gavin and didn’t make a trade for Francisco Rodriguez?
No. You know what? No, calm down and take a reality check. These 2012 Mets ARE different. They were supposed to crawl under a rock to hide until 2014. This team holding around .500 is actually pretty special and perhaps it means that the Mets are not this dismal team of no return.
Around this point most of you are probably thinking, “Is David crazy? This team is supposed to make me feel good about the Mets future? I’m not the one who needs a reality check.” Then you’ll go on Twitter or Facebook and write off a few depressing tweets about how you’ll be dead before the Mets have turned the team around. Rose glasses or not, look:
- David Wright looks like he is a star again.
- Johan Santana tosses a no-hitter.
- Ruben Tejada has been a solid contributing SS.
- R. A. Dickey has 15 Wins… 15!
- Ike Davis looked bad, but he looks like he’ll pull through.
- Matt Harvey!!!
- Daniel Murphy is not the worst 2B in MLB history.
- Jon Niese has been more good than bad with tastes of very good.
- Zack Wheeler, Jenrry Mejia, Jeurys Familia, Wilmer Flores and looking at the first well stocked minor leagues I’ve seen the Mets have in a while.
- Another year off Jason Bay’s contract.
- Josh Edgin maturing into a quality lefty RP.
The Mets are not lost and sunk and the year hasn’t been a waste. What exactly did you expect from the Mets in 2012?