Cascading Systemic Failure Means the Mets Must Rebuild Shea
These guys got out of there just in time.
Ah, the runes foretold that Pedro Martinez would sign with the Phillies and beat the MEts handily in a late season game. And now it is done, in what must be the final humiliation of the 2009 season. The prophets just didn't know it would come in a meaningless game because even seers didn't realize how incompetent Omar Minaya is, or how badly the Mets would feel the curse of Shea. (And even holy men have no answer to the question, why did Daniel Murphy try with 2 outs in a one run game to take third tonight?)
Pedro handled the Mets' pathetic offense like one tosses a midget in celebrations. Which reminds me...
Even the curse of Pedro's midget was no match for the powerful hex of Shea stadium when Pedro took on the Shmets.
The Mets have fumbled and bumbled at every single point this season. The incompetence doesn't just extend from foul pole to foul pole. They fucked up the transition from Shea to their new home: Citifield really is shitty field (from the Post courtesy of CSTB). It's so bad, that apparently even Hitler can't take it anymore.
By the way, Newsday's tour of Mex's house is possibly the only good thing that happened to Metsfans this year and I direct you there.
There is nothing much to do from here on in, except ponder several questions, and wonder if there's anyway our luck could turn around in the next 2-3 years.
Are things going to get worse thanks to this guy? The Mets already mismanage the resources they have, what if they suddenly had fewer of these resources? Will the checkbook slam shut? Or could it force the franchise to become more efficient? Firing people (GMs and managers) costs money, so there's one clue as to whether this could be a blessing in disguise. More likely a curse in disguise.
Is there anything that can dislodge this useless bastard from the front office? The nepotism in the Mets bureaucracy may not be part of the problem, but things are so fucked up, who can tell? Even if his son isn't to blame, to be on the safe side, Wilpon Sr. (if he keeps the team) needs to hire somebody who knows a blessed thing about baseball. The piss poor decisions that have characterized the team's management on Jeffy Jrs' watch cannot continue. And if I remember correctly, and Jr. was in charge of the building of Citi, one has to wonder about the poor sight lines, ridiculous offense killing dimensions, and apparently rampant building flaws (linked above).
What if David Wright (pictured with his New Helmet bobble head) is in decline? Or what if he gets plunked again? Wright's season-long power outage and recent flailing (Saturday's game aside) seem way down on the worry list, but they're still there. There are serious doubts about Reyes, worries about Beltran, and who knows how Johan will recover from surgery. Wither Wright?
That is all.