Poor Subject of Conversation

During the CW11 telecast of the Mets-Marlins game, announcers Keith Hernandez and Kevin Burkhardt spent several minutes discussing the Florida Marlins. Specifically, the “fact” that the Marlins would be unable to compete this year, how they couldn’t hold on to their best players, how they couldn’t have a good team because of their stadium, how losing Miguel Cabrera meant their offense would struggle mightily, etc., etc.

Listening to all this banter on how poor the Marlins were and how their offense stunk, my wife pointed out that the score was Marlins 7, Mets 1.

Yeah, I know it was a spring training split-squad game, but when your team is getting clobbered, it’s not the right time to say the opposition stinks.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.