Friday, April 9, 2010

An Odd Feeling to the 2010 Season

This 2010 campaign just feels weird. There's already an anxiousness among the Mets fan base that's unprecedented for this time in the year. So you lose two out of three in your first series of the season. That doesn't mean your doomed to be in last place for the remainder of the year.

But that's what it feels like. Jerry Manuel is already talking about how his team needs offensive support (hello? did you see your team score 13 runs in the first two games?). The media is asking about where the team's power is going to come from. We're already crucifying the starting rotation and it's apparent lack of support after Johan Santana.

And it's only the first week of the season. This is going to be a painfully long year. The Mets are trying to prove that last year was a fluke, but we as fans won't believe them until we see that our team isn't floundering amongst the bottom feeders of the National League.

I was on pins and needles last night and the game before as the Mets were trying to come back from early deficits. It's April for crying out loud. I know that, you know that, but it doesn't matter. We need some hope.

Nothing is a harbinger of hope like a series against the Nationals.


Brad said...

I think it's the lack of expectations. Since 2005, we've all been hopeful of better things. I'm not getting that this year...

...and based on the 28,000 attendance last night, I'm not alone.

Toasty Joe said...

That picture of the sad Mets fan is depressing the crap out of me.

thomas said...

Well i think the attendance had a lot to do with the weather....that aside. Here's an inspiring early stat....

Mets ERA 3.16 Mets Runs/Game 5.5

I think if you take away game two, all in all mets fans would be happy with the start, Game two was just soooo depressing, because The Marlins even tried to hand the game back, and we might have won if not for the baserunning blunders.

I've read the things that have been said, but you can't tell me that those decisions were entirely Wright's and Tatis's...and if they were, well that's just as big a problem, they are paid to play, Manuel, Chip, and Razor are paid to coach.

Also, i felt in Game two that using Jenrry "I should be in AA starting" mejia aka Jenrry "i was supposed to be eased into non-pressure situations" Followed by Sean "i shouldn't have made this team" Green adn Hisanori "never thrown a major league pitch" takahashi in the tenth were mistakes given you have Nieve, Pedro, and Krod.

I think the Mets seem to have the talent to compete, the question is do that have the brains.