(this is what a buyer FLUSH WITH CA$H looks like)
Mets GM Sandy Alderson, manager Terry Collins, radio play-by-play man Howie Rose and a quartet of players fielded questions from fans prior to Saturday’s 5-2 loss to the Cubs. With the club 15 games under .500 and trailing Atlanta by 13.5, it would be fair to presume we’ve got 3 months of garbage time baseball ahead of us, and that’s without even taking into consideration the grim reality of well, broke-ass ownership selling storefront space to fucking Amway.
That’s why it’s a mild surprise to hear Alderson talk about bringing in actual-big-league talent, not in 2014 or 2015, but during the ongoing, hopeless campaign. Maybe Sandy forgot to mention it’s really a player loan arrangement with the Long Island Ducks? From the New York Post :
“I do believe over the next six months or so, we will be in a position make some significant acquisitions, whether it’s through free agency or a trade,” Alderson said Saturday morning. “And I’m certainly looking forward to that possibility.”
So, too, are most Mets fans, though the bunch that filled the front third or so of two sections seats down the third-base line was a bit more sedate than the typical talk-radio caller that stands as the stereotype for a lot of New York sports fans.
One fan did ask Alderson, essentially, how much longer they’d have to wait. The general manager took seven minutes to answer, breaking down his approach to getting the Mets out from under bad contracts and restocking the farm system and his goal of giving Mets fans a healthy relationship with their team again.
“It’s an emotional relationship, let’s face it,” Alderson said. “That’s why you’re all here. It’s an emotional relationship for us, too. So that’s what I’m trying to achieve is, I want to get you to the point, from an emotional standpoint, you’re proud to be a supporter of the Mets.”