Enough's Enough: Amazin Avenue Needs Repaving
There comes a time for every organization, when they have to start over and change there ways. It comes after years of injuries, inadequate trades, second rate signings, terrible draft selections, and blind faith. The franchise, nor there players want to admit it, but it must be done. After years of misfortune, Mets fans are in despair. Their moment has past, the players that once lead them a strike away from a World Series birth are getting old and past there primes. Amazin Avenue needs to be repaved. It's time for change
Growing up in a household of Met fans, I know all about the hero’s of Mets history. Guys like Mookie Wilson, Sid Fernandez, Garry Carter, and Keith Hernandez are talked about with the highest praise. Those were the good ole days my father says often. Back then it wasn't about getting the biggest contract or hitting the most homeruns, it was about winning. They didn’t care if they were making twenty thousand, or twenty million, the guys were always going to hustle and play the right way.
The team was stacked from top to bottom, there farm wasn't the laughing stock of baseball. The GM knew how to spend his money wisely, instead of wasting it all on 30 plus players past there primes and players who have no talent. There comes a time for every organization, when they have to start over and change there ways, the time is now for the Mets.
I know you don’t want to hear this, but the team stinks, no one is coming to the games, the franchise’s is losing money, and the economy is in the tank. Its time to rebuild. People aren’t going to spend a hundred dollars to buy the newest Mets jerseys, and companies surely aren’t going to buy up luxury boxes to see the team lose. The time has come for a new GM, one with a plan, who will rebuild the franchise from top to bottom. One which takes the Mets out of the free agent market for a few years, and saves them money. While also finding good young talent which will produce in the future.
Whatever Minaya has been doing the past few years surely hasent worked, and I doubt the plan his Assistant GM who has been advising him since he became the Mets head honcho will be any different. Its about time they bring someone with a winning tradition who can both draft, spend, and develop talent.
John Abbamondi (Cardinals Assistant Gm), or Gerry Hunsicker (Rays Assistant Vp) would do just that. All it takes is one trade, one trade of stars like Beltran or Santana who could net a big return. If the Orioles could land an all-star center fielder, front of the line rotation starter, and the teams closer for Erik Bedard, theres's little doubt in my mind the Mets could do better with either of the two.
Just imagine a roster full of homegrown Mets. Players your organization groomed into stars, taking full flight as they lead your team to glory. It may take a few years, but the fruits of one rebuilding project could be worth more than anyone imagined. Just think if you had Pujols and Carpenter, or Longoria and Upton, a few years of sub .500 seasons is worth it right?
There comes a time for every organization, when they have to start over and change there ways. It comes after years of injuries, inadequate trades, second rate signings, terrible selections, and blind faith to a losing club. Amazin' Avenue is getting old. The time for change is Now
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