Many a Met fan these days are of the despondent and cynical version and it’s hard to blame them as the Mets have continued to disappoint their fan base for the last few years.
And now we continuously have to worry about if Jose Reyes will leave this team or not.
On Thanksgiving, though, now is not the time to be spiteful, but rather thankful.
So, in this post I will celebrate some things us Mets fans should be thankful for.
1) Still having David Wright around
While he has battled injuries and inconsistencies for the last few years, David Wright has remained a constant in otherwise turbulent times.
Sure, his value has diminished, but Wright has been the heart and soul for this team. He always gives a great effort and he should not be at fault for the Mets’ recent troubles.
I, for one, am thankful for the contributions Wright has given this team for the last eight years. As trade winds swirl around his name, Wright should always be commended for his contributions to the club.
2) Promising pitching corps in the minors
Although the next few years could turn out to be less than satisfactory, the Mets have a good corps of pitching developing in the minors.
I’m thankful for the possibilities that could await.
3) A coach with a purpose
Terry Collins sure had his share of ups and downs in his first year with the Mets, but he does have a passion to win that has been unmatched by some other recent managers.
Collins wears his emotions on his sleeves. His blue-collar attitude is refreshing, and for that I am thankful.
Barring any major trades, these three players could form a nice nucleus for the Mets going forward.
While Duda and Murphy arguably have their defensive liabilities, all three have shown to hit on the major league level.
All three are young, homegrown and cost-controlled.
There is a lot to be excited for in the upcoming years with this trio, and for that I am thankful.
5) Having a competent GM
At the moment, Sandy Alderson may not be making the most ‘popular’ decisions, but his track record and past history suggests the man knows what he’s doing.
Alderson already traded an aging vet (Carlos Beltran) for a promising hurler (Wheeler) and avoided paying the vesting option in K-Rod’s contract.
The man has a vision of making the Mets better. I for one believe in that process and I’m thankful for it.
As we give thanks on this blessed day, what are you thankful in Met Land?
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!