Blog Roundup: Wilpons Still in Debt

After dropping 2 of 3 from the defending champion Cardinals, The Mets find themselves 7 games under .500, and 9 games out of the wildcard.

The good news is, R.A. Dickey pitched 6.2 innings to earn his 18th victory on Wednesday.  With 5 starts left, he has a great chance of reaching 20 wins, and he also has a great chance of winning the NL Cy Young award.  The bad news is, the Mets are going nowhere fast.

According to the first link below, the Mets lost $70 million in 2011, and they are on track to lose $23 million in 2012.   That means they will likely not spend money this offseason, and may even look to cut salary.  So, the team will have to make do with what they have, and once again, find bargains on the free agent and trade markets if they want to improve.

It will be interesting to see how the front office approaches the offseason and 2013.

To the Blogs:

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  1. Joe September 6, 2012 at 6:20 pm
    The Mets went nowhere fast the last few years with higher payrolls. Getting there w/o digging a bigger hole and actually having some bright lights for the future (wanted: an outfielder) is somewhat appreciated. It was going to be an at least two year path. When the 40+M from Bay and Santana is off the table, there is some real chance for some major developments.

    The important thing is to be good enough where a few more parts will get you over the top. They have some promising starting pitching. Their infield is promising though they need a catcher (2nd is okay; you can always find one piece). Their relief corps have a few promising arms. Need a one or two more. Some of these parts were shown this year. Reasonable to hope for some more next year.

    The ownership limits things, obviously. But, honestly, as compared to the last few years, this one to me seemed a bit more hopeful. OTOH, sure, a no-hitter, potential Cy Young candidate, exciting future SS, Ike hitting around 30 home runs, Matt Harvey, etc. might not be enough. There are surely enough things to complain about.

    Maybe, you rather be Boston? Lol.

  2. Pete September 6, 2012 at 7:48 pm
    Joe drinks Kool-Aid.
    I’m a Mets fan and I will say that this team sucks. No ace, no leadoff, no centerfielder, hell, no outfield for that matter, no bullpen, no catcher, no 2nd base, and no bench.
    Did I forget anything?
    PS Matt Harvey looks like the real deal but so did Captain Kirk when he first came up
    • Joe September 6, 2012 at 11:38 pm
      RA Dickey has 18 wins. What a loser.

      No bench? Other than Turner, Hairston.

      No second baseman? That is, other than someone who keeps on playing decent in the field and is a leading hitter on the team.

      No bullpen? Except when they kept on getting zeros.

      Team sucks? Yes, other than all the parts that didn’t suck. First no-hitter EVER. YAWN!

      K. was there for part of a season and now is hurt. Just determining he’s OVER is a bit much.

      Drinking the kool aid? Yes, I realize, being hopeful at hall is totally naive to some. Or, not really being a Mets fan. You need to whine there.

  3. Pete September 7, 2012 at 12:10 am
    RA Dickey is a #2 pitcher

    Hairston is a .247 career hitter and Turner is a .256 career hitter. If our 2nd baseman was on the bench we’d have a decent bench.

    Our closer has a 5.49 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP but he is the only pitcher in our bullpen with more than a 1:1 ratio of innings to strike out.

    First No hitter was nice but Phil Humber pitched a perfect game.

    Not saying K is over but you can’t pencil him in as a starter in 2013 either.
    I did see in a commercial that Andre Dawson was available.

    Lets Go Mets!