New York Mets Living in Fear….Posted: March 3, 2010 Filed under: Dailies | Tags: Arizona, Atlanta, Boras, Braves, Diamondbacks, hanson, Heyward, Mets, New York, ramirez, Reyes, upton 8 Comments
Finally we saw some interactive baseball yesterday, the shame of it all was that it rained early in the day.
The Mets living in fear of a 2009 repeat didn’t play any of the regular squad players. I wonder what will happen should it rain everyday during spring training, will we not see the likes of Reyes and the other injury recovered players from 2009 till opening day. Yes, it is sometimes safer to play on the side of caution, but if you have to worry about multi-million dollar players getting hurt because the ground is a little wet, then all I can say to Mets fans is: “your in for a long season, which may not be like 2009, but will surely end up with the same season ending result”.
The Braves came out to play, the players looked relaxed as though it was a relief to finally play some ball against another club. The 2 key points for Atlanta had to be Tommy Hanson got through 2 scoreless innings and looked pretty good for day 1 and the other was the role of the emerging Jason Heyward, who it seems is being hyped up by the media to be something extra special, there is no doubt he has the talent to be a excellent player, but give the kid a break, the last thing he needs is extra pressure starting off a career. After all when the regular season starts he could be shown up to be just another mediocre outfielder.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look as though they have managed to secure a bargain deal, should all go right they will have secured a six year deal with Justin Upton, which is expected to be worth around $50 million. This may not make the D’Backs contenders this year, but the beauty of baseball is you never know till it happens.
The Dodgers say that Manny Ramirez will make the trip to Taiwan later this month, it seems they were advised by Scott Boras that Manny would be going, mostly so Boras can make money off the endorsements he has lined up for Manny out there. So I am just curious, if Boras decides he can’t make any money in Boston this June, will Manny stay at home, or have a 3 day injury.
any sarcasm is not meant to offend, unless it does, then consider the possibilities of more during the season.
I think the Braves may be the team to watch over in your league this season. Just a hunch.
Haha. Nice work. MORE SARCASM PLEASE 🙂 And are you saying Boras is all about the $$$? LOL.
I have mixed feelings about trips to China, Japan, Taiwan. It just seems a lot to ask of the players. Do they get extra tired with all the jetlag, change of climate and all the hassles of flying overseas for a short visit?
Jane – the Braves will certainly be a contender and probably the Phillies biggest rival this year, their pitching rotation if healthy could be the best in the NL East…
Jeff – I would say he was all about the money, since I’m not sure he’s all there…
Emma – I am sure the jet lag will have it’s issues, but for me it only ever lasted 3 or 4 days at most, so they will have plenty of time before the season starts. It’s probably the intake of food and liquid that they should be more concerned about, a stomach virus can sometimes not be so forgiving…
I still think the Mets are going to bomb again. They just don’t have the clubhouse vibe. And Reyes and Beltran will be distractions with the whole being questioned about their steroid-pumping Canadian doctor. Can’t say it makes me sad ;o)
Ha will Manny stay home or have a three day injury? Hilarious! More sarcasm please.
Jenn – Mets bombing again, I can see that happening…
Ted – gonna try…
Ouch! But the truth hurts. Besides, I say the same thing.
Weather will play a huge role in the Mets’ 2010 season.
There’s Johan, then
pray for rain
I keep begging the Mets to sign Charlie Brown to be our 2 starter but no one listens.