My Response to a Loyal Reader About the Mets Lack of Professionalism


Since our most loyal reader/commenter, the venerable gutless, always seems to on the mark, or pretty close to it, about his analysis of what is wrong with the Mets, I figured my response to his latest comment deserved and entire post. Here is goes:

gutless…I always appreciate your perspective and analysis. You are spot on when you talk about the lack of professionalism many on this team exhibit. Yesterday, I was fortunate/unfortunate enough to be at Citi Field for 10 hours taking in the Subway Series and I witnessed exactly what you speak of. While sitting in the press box, I said the exact same thing about Takahashi while watching him pitch out of jams and do it in a calm and even-keeled manner.

A few hours back, the polar opposite was occurring with that cry baby John Maine, as he continued to pout about his dustup with Jerry Manuel and Dan Warthen from a few nights back. He spouted off the the media that he had no idea what was going on and was still pissed at Manuel. Low and behold, a few short hours later, he found himself on the DL and for the sake of Mets fans, will never don the orange and blue again.

Same for Folly Perez. Not going down to Triple A Buffalo to try and right himself, if that is even possible, shows his utter lack of professionalism and lack of desire to do what is in the best interests of his team and teammates. A completely selfish act which leaves the Mets with a $12 million piece of dead weight on their roster. If the Mets had more Takahashi’s and less Maine’s and Perez’s, maybe I wouldn’t see fit to be so pervasively negative about this franchise and their future prospects.

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  • nymetsfanqt

    Ollie is a horrible pitcher, I would leave him ot there to throw 250 pitches every night till his arm fell off. I was at the game in washington he was hitting 82 mph on the gun first 4 pitches. I would say leave him out there after Ollie but he would just fake another arm injury when things go bad just like the last two years

    I say cut your loses get whatever you can for them even if its a half eaten hot dog and move on. As Ron Darling said and infection spreads quick so cut it out and move on

  • nymetsfanqt

    Maine and Ollie just s-uck plain and simple

  • gutless

    Adam,
    Thanks for the acknowledgement and compliment. I talked
    about David Wright as well, but the more I think about him, the more
    it appears his problems ballooned when he got beaned. No way for a
    non player to know how scary that must be. Still, he needs to figure
    out some way to get over it and make pitchers who bust him inside pay.
    I also feel strongly he needs to be(cliche alert) focused 110% on his
    baseball and not his uniform styling. He has to stop the gamesmanship at the
    plate with all the bat pointing/wagging at the pitcher, which makes him
    look stupid when striking out. He also needs to stop working so hard
    to look like David Wright (ie. sticking out his tongue all the time)
    and just play god dam baseball. Too many commercial opportunities and
    distractions, which may be the fault of the agent, who really just
    wants to make money off of him.
    Hope he snaps out of this funk because the Mets need/need/need him to
    be better, especially in the clutch.
    Post script: David got 2 huge hits last night vs. yankees, both with RISP and w/ 2 outs. Both line drives up the middle. Fingers crossed.