hey mr. alderson, WAKE UP!!!!!!!!

Since the All Star Break, the New York Mets have lost 5 straight games against the 2 teams ahead of them in the standings.  The starting pitching that had been solid for the 1st half of the year, has been inconsistent as  hell.  The lineup has battled back in a number of games, but ultimately, they keep coming up short.  Having said all of that, those 2 areas look like the 86 Mets when compared to atrocious Mets bullpen.  Seriously, the Mets bullpen has performed as well as a bag of monkey feces.

The Mets bullpen, the same one that Neo rebuilt this offseason, has been this team’s undoing.  Neo, for those of you wondering, is what we like to call Mr. Alderson (said in agent Smith’s voice from the Matrix).  You see, Neo brought in pitchers like John Rauch and Frank Francisco this offseason.  Rauch and Fancisco have been okay at best, but Francisco has been out for a month.  It’s really sad when we’re waiting like a 16 year old girl by the phone for Francisco, he of the 4.97 ERA, to come back.

Truth be told, the Mets could be in first place if their bullpen wasn’t the worst in the Majors…Yes, they have an astronomical 4.90 ERA.  That is horse piss.  To his credit, Neo realizes that he needs to add some help in the bullpen.  In fact, on Tuesday, Neo told Mike Francesa that the bullpen would be his number one target at the trade deadline.  Further, Neo said that, as of yesterday, the Mets believed they were still ‘in it’.  Not sure if the team’s thinking has changed after losing 2 straight to the Nats. Right now, the Mets are 1 game over .500, 8 games out of the division lead, and 2 out of the 2nd wild card spot.

The fact that the Mets bullpen has crapped the bed this season has me feeling like Will Ferrell in Wedding Crashers.  But, instead of yelling for Mom to bring me meatloaf, I want Neo to bring some bullpen help.  HEY NEO! CAN WE GET SOME BULLPEN HELP??? HEY NEO, BULLPEN HELP….WE WANT SOME NOW!!!

At this point, the Mets have RA Dickey pitching tomorrow against Gio Gonzalez.  The Mets need Dickey to be a stopper for them in the worst way.  They are still in it, in my opinion, but they need some bullpen help NOW, not in 2 weeks at the trade deadline.  Names that have been discussed include Houston Street, KRod, and Brett Myers…Give me one of them, or all of them, JUST WAKE UP AND DO SOMETHING!

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  1. Bill July 19, 2012 7:49 am 

    Anthony, I understand your point and I agree that they shouldn’t send any key prospects away in a trade. But, the guys we’re talking about bringing in aren’t going to cost top prospects. In fact, it’s probably not going to cost anyone that would be on the team in 2013 and beyond.

    My point is that this team, that’s fought so hard (except the bullpen), deserves to see that management is committed to helping them. I believe this team can make the playoffs if they add a couple of pieces. They can’t go into another 2nd half swoon, we’ve seen that movie before and it ends with apathy and empty seats in September. The team may be a little ahead of schedule and I think the Mets should capitalize on that.

  2. Anthony July 19, 2012 6:14 am 

    What prospects/ pieces are you willing to give up for slightly above average j broxton or k-rod? My answer: NONE.

    This team isn’t a serious contender, continue to focus on 2014, and trade any piece on this year’s team that won’t have a role in 2014

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