Reyes is a free agent, and there's no way he's coming back (sarcasm intended).
The Wilpons tell us it's none of our business to whom they're speaking about minority ownership.
The Mets lay off 15% of their office staff.
The Mets still have not paid back the $25 million. And it goes on and on and on...
Yes, it is tough to be a Mets fan. The most troublesome aspect is the management of the team as if it were a small-market team, a small-market team that charges NYC prices. Here are a few thoughts on the storm clouds referenced above.
We don't know what Reyes is going to do. The media, despite their feeling that they have "inside knowledge", has no idea whatsoever about what is going to happen. Right now, it's all posturing. Reyes said this week that he wanted to stay in NY and finish his career here. To me, that's simply said to drive up the price for other teams. Think back to last summer. Sandy said he wanted to negotiate in-season with Jose, and Reyes rejected. Helloooooo, folks. That was staged. Smart people know the answers before they ask public questions. Sandy is smart. That whole Shakespearian routine was designed to give us the impression that our ownership really wants Jose, but he's intent on spurning us and going FA. It was a pre-emptive PR move, nothing more. All in all, this will take on a life of its own, and we just have to wait. There are too many variables to call this right now.
So they laid off some office workers? Um.....name a business that hasn't. It sucks. I feel for these people. I feel for people who lose their jobs at my company. But to single the Mets out and take shots at them for this is abjectly unfair.
I didn't like the comment about how "it's none of your (our) business to whom they speak about minority ownership. Technically, it's true. The Mets are not publicly owned, though the are selling a lot of bricks these days. They don't owe us this information. But Jeff, phrase it a little more nicely to your customer base.
It's ONLY NOVEMBER 5th! It may be a long off season. Heck, it may be a long regular season. I'm at the point where I don't even focus on a WS championship. Here's my focus-please, Mets, make it a little easier to root for you.