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What A Shock: Mets' Management Says Nothing

Michael GanciCorrespondent IOctober 7, 2009

NEW YORK - DECEMBER 02:  New York Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon speaks with the media during a tour of Citi Field on December 1, 2008 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets will play their first game in the new ballpark on April 13, 2009.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

In what was something that Mets’ fans were looking forward to hearing, Mike Francesa spent over an hour talking about the Mets with Jeff Wilpon, Dave Howard and Omar Minaya. I certainly feel like I spent 45 minutes of my life while learning nothing new.

That’s a lie. The Mets are going to have a Hall of Fame put in Citi Field. I just have one question. Is it going to to honor the Mets or the Brooklyn Dodgers?

I give Francesa credit, which is something that I don’t often do. The guy asked the Mets “brain trust” all of the questions that Mets’ fans wanted to hear, and he even was a bit harsh from time to time, but what did the hierarchy do? They simply didn’t answer anything with concrete answers.

What bothered me more than anything was the obnoxious laughter that the three men enjoyed during this interview. Newsflash guys. Nothing is funny about this team. The only thing funny here is how much Wilpon looks like a rat, and how insecure Omar Minaya’s job is after this year.

Let’s take a look at the highlights for me during this little debate that they had on AM 660. Although I am not sold on Daniel Murphy being a bust just yet, it was funny to see Francesa tell it how he sees it to the guys in charge. Omar even went to cut him off at one point, but the cocky Francesa would have none of it, and I almost drove off of the road because it made me laugh.

What did I get from this? We need change. Thanks. This isn’t the presidential election. Prove that you are committed. I am not convinced because you are lowering season tickets 10 percent. How about those of us who aren’t rich? My father and I managed to go to 15 games this year, but that was thanks in part to some free tickets from friends. After all, normal people wouldn’t pay to see the product that was out there most of the year.

How can we fix it? That will be another article for another day, but the theme I think people are overlooking is depth. The Mets need to build their support system better, because if we haven’t learned anything else this year, depth is everything.

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