I was hard on Willie, calling for his head ending last year but he's the right guy for the job and I think we will have a special season this year. LGM!Among other things, Randolph says:
Our team is ready to go. That’s the message I want to send to you Mets fans as we prepare for today’s opener in South Florida. The goal this year is to make our final season at Shea something special and I think we can…We all hated the way last year ended for us. For 98 percent of the season we were the best team in our division, but we let it slip away. When I spoke to the team this spring I didn’t look backwards that much, I tried to look forward so we can all learn from what happened. The lesson is simple: don’t take anything for granted and don’t expect things to happen just because you think they will.
The season is here. It’s time to make it happen.
Hope to see you back at Shea in April,
Last edited by Tyler Durden; 03-31-2008 at 12:27 PM.
Maine is going to be great. Pedro is going to great. Perez is inconsistent, but as a Met, he's been more on then off. I think I heard yesterday on Jodie Mac's show, Perez is so happy to have Pedro back because he's his mentor and he should help Perez become even better. And if the 5th starter spot is our biggest worry, I'll take that.
Love our bullpen.
Heilman is nasty. Wagner, I don't trust in a big spot but he is nasty. Feliciano is solid, Wise is solid. Jorge Sosa is versatile and solid. Biggest crap shoots are Joe Smith and Schoeneweiss who is very solid when used properly (vs lefties). If we get Sanchez back, that's just a huge plus.
-Lo Duca is a better hitter than Brian Scheider
-Green/Milledge is a better hitter than Church, who can't hit lefties.
and Like I said earlier in the the spring, you are relying to much on Alou (Already hurt) and Delgado. With that said, you still have one of the better offenses in the NL.
Look, I believe Milledge in the next 2 years or so will be better then Church but that's non sense.
Shawn Green hit 195 vs lefties and hell Church's OPS+ was higher by 10+ when you average out green's and milledge's. Plus Church coming to a better hitting park will definitely help.
Randolph should have been canned the day the season ended. I actually wanted to hire Girardi to manage the Mets before the whole Torre thing worked itself out.