Saturday, January 28, 2012
So...this guy can't fit into our plans?
This week, John Franco was selected for the Mets HOF. I never liked Franco, and I still don't. His longevity awards aside, ask yourself if he was a top-notch closer with the Mets. I answer a resounding "No". Why they traded hard-throwing Randy Meyers for this guy is beyond me. And let's not forget that Franco refused to speak to Rick Reed, a former replacement player. Lest ye judge too harshly, John. You'll get yours someday. Enough said.
I'm feeling rather negative about the team these days. I've never been like this. Usually, I'm counting the days, like many are (we see it on FB and other blogs daily). At this point, I see a season of difficulty. Now, there are things to eagerly anticipate. I'm interested to see if/how Santana returns. I think Bay will have a good year. I think Davis will have a good year. And I'm glad that the pen is now staffed with guys who won't take any sh*t. But I worry about DW, and the message that will be sent if he's dealt mid-year. I'm not looking forward to talk about selling the team and lawsuits. But I'm loyal. I have my 15-game plan, and it will be baseball, so it has to be good.
And one more silver lining.......Uncle Bud says there will likely be another wild card THIS year! Can you get there with 65 wins?