Saturday, May 28, 2011

Money Talks

New York Mets record: 23-28

Current streak: L3 (lost 6 of last 7)

The New York Mets made a lot of changes during the offseason. Firing Manager Jerry Manuel and hiring Manager Terry Collins. Firing GM Omar Minaya and Hiring Sandy Alderson. But one thing they did not do was take care of the Wilpons. The Wilpons have gotten the Mets in a big money mess after being convicted of contributing in the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme. Recently, a article in the New Yorker was posted that included Many Wilpon comments on Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran, and David Wright. He said that Jose wants Carl Crawford money but hes had everything wrong with him. He said that Carlos Beltran was 65 to 70 percent of what he used to be and saying that David wright was not a superstar. Recently though the Mets sold a $200M dollar minority share to investment genuis David Einhorn. This could get them out of the money problems. But the season on the field for the Mets has been even more of a rollercoaster. We started out of the gates a lousy 5-13. but then bounced back and went 17-9 to make .500, or 22-22. Since then we've crashed and burned, going 1-6 in our last 7. In back-to-back games VS the Phils, we've had a 1-run lead in the 8th but then they eiether tied it or took the lead. Including Today's wild game in which we started out by using our speed by getting 5 stolen bases in the first 3 Innings. Pelfrey also had another fantastic May outing ruined by striking out 6 through 4 Innings (72 pitches). Jose Reyes (Mr. Electric) got a league leading 19th stolen base and 25th Multi-Hit game. Then we went to the Bullpen. OurBullpen has been stellar in May with the exception of our skid. It continued when our bullpen gave up 3 runs to seal the loss. Tommorrow's Matchup: Vance Worley VS Jonathan Niese at 1:10 PM.