I’ve Seen Enough to Know When I’ve Seen Enough

June 29, 2009

When the Mets acquired infielder Alex Cora during the off-season, I thought to myself, “Hey, he’d make a good back-up infielder or he’d be an asset coming off the bench.” Nowadays, Cora is the Mets everyday shortstop not be choice but by default. As this month comes to a close, the definite theme for a Mets team on the brink of disaster is injuries or worse, complacency.

Since their lead-off hitter and gold glove centerfield have been relegated to the disabled list, the Mets have struggled to put any semblance of a winning streak together or shown that they deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as the boys on the other side of town. Last night’s defeat, the third in a row to the Yankees, was just another embarrassing reminder of how far off this group of Mets players has fallen out of touch with reality. The reality is this Mets team is not keeping it together, with their major starters on the shelf. No matter how we try to spin it, Fernando Tatis and Argenis Reyes are no replacement for Carlos Beltran and Jose Reyes.

The norm these days consists of Alex Cora staring down strike three with runners in scoring position or Daniel Murphy unsure of where to throw the ball. The other members of this team have become programmed to believe that if they just play five hundred baseball things will work out. To think Mets fans would be inclined to fall in love with just anybody who dons a Mets uniform is downright insulting.

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