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Friday, August 27, 2010

Week in Review: Rotten Fish Stink Out the Mets

This week's Fish tale was more than just some typical, humiliating late season losses to the Marlins franchise:
The Marlins have spent about $396 million on player salaries from 2000 through 2010, with 873 victories and a World Series title to show. The Mets have spent about $1.212 billion on salaries in those seasons, with 878 victories and no championships.
In other words, the Mets have spent about $816 million more than the Marlins to win five more games and one fewer title. It is a stinging indictment of the Mets’ efficiency and a glowing example of the shrewdness of the Marlins, who are so disciplined that they have a blanket club policy against no-trade clauses.
To recap: 
$1.212 billion=878 wins, no World Series victories. (That's the Mets.)
$396 milion=873 victories, one World Series championship. (That's a team that employs fat men as cheerleaders.)
The Marlins' main expenditure.

I don't know much about MLB revenue sharing, but my next thought was chilling.  I WONDER HOW MUCH OF THEIR REVENUE THE METS HAVE SHARED WITH THE FISH!!?? Can we get some numbers on this? I bet it would show that the Mets are actually paying the Fish to serve as the bane of their existence, and a "stinging indictment" to their entire management strategy.
Marlins' highest paid player provides same service at 2nd Mets get for $1,550,000 less. Mets win!

Also, the Fish know how and when to beat the Mets, so you have to add the devastation into the equation.  The Mets, in so many ways cannot compete with a team that doesn't care about winning or attracting fans, and STILL ACCIDENTALLY MANAGED A TITLE!! That is how bad the Wilpons are--they can't beat someone who isn't even trying.   This season, the Marlins have bought mediocrity for $81 million less than the Mets! And at least they suck in private, with no one at all to watch them, whereas the Mets manage to humiliate themselves in front of a large, if dwindling, fanbase.

At least the week's news wasn't all bad!


I have gotten to the bottom of how Jose hurt himself, originally. We all just keep paying for ESPN's sins:

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  • At 2:50 PM, Anonymous jdon said…

    their fan(s) are probablyobly marginally disconcerted, I bet.

  • At 2:51 PM, Anonymous jdon said…

    probably only- although it would be an intersting word--on Mars

  • At 12:55 PM, Anonymous Kate said…

    Thank goodness for tag-based searching, I NEVER would have found the best articles about my Metsies without those handy labels!

    p.s., if José goes on Dancing with the Stars I might start watching Mets-themed entertainment again.

  • At 3:09 AM, Anonymous cver said…

    Hi Mr. IMFM!! Sorry I've been away from the site, since I was visiting the US, although never made it down to LA to see you and your suffering LA Met fans. I'm just starting to catch up on your brilliant summer writings now, as I was pretty much away from the computer for weeks. Great stuff, so let's get some more posts soon. Hope all is well with you!

  • At 9:47 AM, Blogger I.M. Forme said…

    welcome back Cver. This team hasn't supplied much inspiration lately since they they checked out immediately after the all star break. And no met has committed a major crime in the past few weeks, unless you count contractual larceny. Poor Kate and Jdon have kept me company in your absence.

  • At 4:59 AM, Blogger KristenH said…

    Hey I can't believe you haven't blogged about some of the things that have gone on off the field this past week. Sure the team may continue to play completely uninspired most of the time but the off the field stories this week have been interesting to say the least especially considering how a large majority of the fans feel about Castillo, Beltran and Perez and of course the Santana news seriously makes me want to scream. Everything I wrote on here back in April is coming true minus the 100 loss part and the Wilpons are getting worse in my book by the day. They seem to want to punt next year too which I think is just totally unforgiveable given what has happened these last 4 years. If the Mets don't have a good season soon they really could become the new version of the Pirates. They absolutely should not be looking to punt next year especially with another protected draft pick coming their way.

  • At 6:06 PM, Anonymous cver said…

    Great to hear back from you, IMFM and I will now be here for the "duration", Met felonies or not. This season has been a felony and my original April twisting of their PR slogan to "We Believe In Scumbags" has turned out to be truer than I thought. However, I think that many overdid it with the dumping on Beltran, Castillo & Follie for missing an optional off-field event. I actually find, in general, more disdain for any individual or institution in our society that says something is "optional" and then tries to pressure before the fact or induce repercussions after the fact, when the "option" isn't accepted. That's a setup and OK, everyone is entitled to their opinion, butI'll give them a pass. Of the 3, the only one who I think generally is messed up attitudewise is Ollie, because he wouldn't take the minor league assignment. Selfish not to think about the team and roster spot that he has wasted. Castillo thinks he is a starter and right now, his numbers don't indicate that. still, can't blame a guy who has had as much success as him to be in denial - and we have seen some comebacks lately from guys that we thought were done, so who knows. I'd just rather they dump the 3 of these guys, but if I had to pragmatically only choose one, I'd just eat Ollie's final year and make do with the other two. Santana - of course, they waited and let him throw, pitch, etc. - maybe further aggravating his injury and just as importantly, he should have already had the surgery, since the clock has been ticking and only truly can the hourglass be turned over towards his recovery time, when he's had the surgery. So, every day now they wait will eat into starts missed next season.

  • At 2:30 AM, Anonymous cver said…

    Steal, Derek, Steal:

  • At 7:48 AM, Blogger I.M. Forme said…

    hahahaha--suspicions confirmed. the Br*ves can't even get criminals to wear their gear--no one would ever show up for their crimes. And the mets have criminals that work for them wearing their hat!!

  • At 4:36 AM, Anonymous cver said…

    ...and in some "late-breaking" related news:

  • At 10:21 AM, Blogger I.M. Forme said…

    was kRud seen in burnett's vicinity?

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