Wednesday, April 14, 2010
A Sure Sign of Trouble
I've been pretty much a broken record since the end of last season. Starting pitching, starting pitching, starting pitching. That's what the Mets need. Love the Jason Bay signing. Love having a healthy Reyes and eventually a Carlos Beltran. But pitching is what matters most in the game of baseball.
Apparently the knuckleheads in the front office chose to ignore such a fact and simply pray that the sun would come out tomorrow and everything would be alright. Oliver Perez is a head case? Nah, he'll be fine. John Maine hasn't had command of his fastball since 2008? No matter, this year he'll be the second coming of Tom Seaver. Mike Pelfrey is getting worse and worse over the last two seasons? Fughedaboutit, he'll be magical in 2010.
Sure, this is a bit of hyperbole, but it ain't too far from the truth. While every Mets fan was calling for pitching, the powers that be insisted that though the ship was sinking everything would be alright.
So now we have a situation where the manager is already questioning his pitchers after ONLY 7 GAMES. I understand the season is barely a week old. I get it. But there's zero confidence that things will magically improve given time.
Although that's what Omar Minaya is betting his job on.