Best Comments This Week

A quick review of some of the best comments found either here on MetsToday or on other sites in response to something written on MetsToday …

From MetsBlog, commenter “Johnny Sunday”, in response to “Three Reasons Not To Sign Jose Reyes”:

I cannot believe I wasted 2 minutes of my life reading that “article.” In 2011 and beyond, anyone with a computer and an opinion can just blurt out whatever they want on a blog and call it “news.”

Posts like that should be eye-opening to anyone who frequents Metsblog and complains about its content. While even I can admit that sometimes things that get posted here are hardly newsworthy, I still pull up the page SEVERAL times a day because – I love baseball, I love the Mets, and I want to keep my finger on the pulse of the team as much as possible (especially during the offseason). What I’m saying is – although it’s not perfect, they certainly do a good job getting the news out to the people who want to read it the most…

And besides, can you imagine what it would be like if we had to rely on the guy that thinks the 3 biggest reasons to not sign Reyes this offseason are Pujols, Fielder and CC for news?

Totally meaningless post.

…But hey, I’m just a guy with a computer and an opinion, so what do I know?

Hmm … first off, if you’re looking specifically for news, then there isn’t much point in visiting MetsToday, since that’s not what we do here. Rather, we write “posts” — sometimes news items, more often opinion — with the purpose of igniting conversation. To me that is the exact purpose of a “blog”. If I wanted to write “news”, I’d publish a “news-paper” or “news-letter”. And yes, blogs are like arseholes — everybody has one.

Another response to the same article, also from MetsBlog, written by “David Lopez”:

Yanks fans get a Sabathia extension. Mets fans get the fences moved in and the walls painted blue.

You couldn’t make this stuff up. …

Poetic, succinct, accurate. Well played, Mr. Lopez.

Steve S. wrote this comment in response to “Fearless Free Agent Predictions“:

Jose Reyes, Joe Nathan, and even Jay Horowitz will be too expensive for the Mets. The office layoffs will continue, but the Wilpons will continue to pay their country club dues (in the hopes of finding a member who can guarantee them a ten percent return per year).

Couldn’t have said it better myself. My only concern: can Jay find another PR job?

Did you have a favorite comment posted here or elsewhere in the Mets blogosphere? If so let us know about it in the comments (wow, that’s meta!).

11-12 Offseason

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