Norm MisrokContributor IAugust 12, 2010

As of today, Thursday, August 12th, 2010, it is time to officially put the fork into the New York Mets' 2010 season, and state, "It is done, fried and cooked."  The reasons for this statement is as follows:

1-Jonathan Neise pitched another wonderful game last night against the Colorado Rockies, and what has he got to show for it...another no decision.  If the Mets' bullpen had held onto half of his games upon being relieved, Nesie would have at least 12 to 14 wins, instead of the eight he currently has.  He would be in contention for "Rookie of the Year." A 2-1 lead turned into a 6-2 loss in a matter of minutes.  It was not pretty to say the least.  Too many games like this.

2-Francisco Rodriguez sitting in jail.

3-Johann Santana and his poor judgement!

4-Jose Reyes' defensive concentration

5-Jason Bay, concussion notwithstanding.

6-David "The Roller Coaster" Wright.

7-Luis Castillo.  What else needs to be said.

8-Oliver Perez.  What else needs to be said.

9-Carlos Beltran.  What else needs to be said.

10-Take your pick and fill in the rest.

11-At this point of the season, the unquestioned leader and face of the franchise is openly questioning management's goals and plans for a winning franchise.  While David Wright has been a positive and negative contributor to the 2010 season, the question that begs to be asked is "Why is the face of the franchise openly questioning ownership's desire to win?"  The answer to that question can be looked at in many ways, but again, it comes down to the mighty dollar, incompetent management from the top, and the perception that the Mets are a ship without a rudder or captain.  

Jeff Wilpon and the Mets' upper management has lost whatever reality they had.  While I do not expect them to listen to the fan base, regarding personnel and financial moves, I do expect them to exercise common sense and to take a risk now and then.  How good would have Vladimir Guerrero looked in a Mets' uniform.  The bad back the Mets' doctors identified years ago has never proved to be a hindrance.  How good, please forgive me, would Alex Rodriguez have looked in a Mets' uniform?  Mets' management did not take the risk.  The one risk they took in recent times brought us the greatest pitcher of the 21st century, Victor Zambrano for Scott Kazimir.  That trade sure did wonders.

Last night, Wednesday, August 11th, 2010, TAPS should have been played at Citi Field. The season is over.  The Wilpons will have to hire paranormal investigators to find the ghosts in Citi Field, because the stadium will be like a ghost town. Fred's wishes for a meaningful September?....Going, going, GONE!!!!