Thrilled to death the season is starting. I am watching the Yankees-Red Sox game as I am writing this - but don't call me a traitor. Not hopping on any bandwagons. I'm a dyed (Blue and Orange) in the wool Mets fan through and through.
The reality is, we are going to have a tough year. Omar sat and fiddled while great deals burned about him. (Instead we are getting burned with D-List - a la Kathy Griffin - caliber players). Jason Bay is going to be a welcome addition, but he won't carry the team. Reyes. Beltran. Murphy - all question marks of what and when.
I see the pundits are putting the Amazins at third or fourth. Pitching would be the linchpin that are going to move us. And, before I start ranting, Omar, please, get rid of Perez. I heard on WFAN that at least 10 teams would be interested in him - save for that Stimlus-like salary package. If he starts to slide, time to move him. Personally, I would watch out for the Nationals. They did a lot of rebuilding with some good lunchpail players.
Going to go out on a limb here -- Eric Byrnes will be Comeback Player of the Year. Omar, you could have had him cheap. But, as Ralph Kramden, of Honeymooners fame said, "What do I know, I'm just a blogger."
And, speaking of, I am glad to be back blogging for my beloved team!