Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Mets Have More Than One Putz

It was bound to happen. First post of the year with a really bad Putz pun, but it had to be done. This team is looking like a bunch of putzes, and here are my top culprits:

  1. JJ Putz - Putz is a putz (it's just too easy). I'm not sure what his initials stand for, but based on Wednesday's performance (and the other one two days earlier) I'm thinking his initials stand for Jerk Jerk Putz because that's what I was screaming at him. Say what you want about the offense. Say what you want about the 86 runners left on base. The Mets had a lead going into the 8th, and this guy walks the first two batters, gives up one hit, and blows the game for Santana. Haven't we been through this before?
  2. David Wright - Tell me you didn't just watch strike three cross home plate in the bottom of the ninth inning with the Mets down a run and runners on first and second? Oh you did? What are you? Carlos Beltran facing Adam Wainwright? We used to dream of Wright being up in this situation. Not so much.
  3. Jerry Manuel - I do like Jerry Manuel, purely for post game interviews, but what on earth is this guy doing? You pull Castro who has given you his best performance at the plate in a game to date for a guy who's catching in the bullpen and has a total of 10 big league at bats to replace him in the bottom of the ninth with 2 on and 2 outs? I know it was the kid's birthday, but come on? You should have had him hit for Wright.
  4. Mets management - I'll preface this with saying hindsight is always 20/20, but they missed adding one major component to this team - clutch. Nobody on this ballclub that's not named Santana is clutch. Tatis was last year, but that ship has sailed. Not Wright. Not Beltran. Not Delgado. You know who's clutch 24/7, 365? That guy playing left field for the Dodgers. You know who else is clutch and has some heart and guts and wants to be up during tough situations? That guy playing second base for the Dodgers. Coulda, woulda, shoulda.Clutch/heart/killer instinct/whatever you want to call it. That's what's missing.

1 comment:

bryan said...

great post. and you know who else is clutch? a guy named derek lowe...oh, we have ollie instead.