Mets go into the ASB having gone 16-10 in their last 26. That's a nice little run of winning baseball for team that's not likely to finish the year as a .500 ballclub.
nmig, heard about Valdespin's tantrum, and the Mets should just cut this loser loose. The guy is delusional about how good he is, which is bad enough, but he is also clearly one of those guys who thinks it won't ever be his fault...the world is against him, he never got a fair chance, etc. He'll always have a chip on his shoulder because of that, but he's like the "meh" looking girl with a "meh" personality (who's probably bitchy and annoying to boot) who thinks she's some major prize. Jordany, hate to break it to you, but you're really not anywhere NEAR good enough on the field to be such an abrasive a$$hole who no one can stand to be around. You're an extremely easy guy to say soyanara to, even if you're incapable of seeing it.
Also nmig, re: your "out-of-date" comment with regards to Terry...he continues to prove why the only job he could get was the one no one else wanted, and why no one else was knocking on his door. The one thing that worries me just a little (because I still think he's almost certainly gone after the season), is that Passive starts thinking Terry is orchestrating this turn-around (especially if the Mets turn in a .500ish second half...if the Mets went, say 36-35 after the ASB, would Sandy say, "Hey, I know the overall record doesn't look pretty, but the Mets went 52-45 after a tough start, and we're getting better, and the team really started to come together under Terry..." Hopefully Passive looks at the bigger picture with Terry, starting with his misuse/overuse of Matt Harvey, but then yanking Hefner out of a game where he was pitching terrific baseball (and had the ASB coming for extra rest), along with other mistakes that have been pointed out.
Let's face it, it's not so much that Terry's been this great button-pusher, in so much as it's been some overachieving/surprising performances. Jeremy Hefner, for one. And Marlon Byrd. Eric Young was a "What the hell, why not?" trade that is paying off short-term dividends...Passive's OF approach was clearly to throw sh!t at the wall and see what stuck, but somehow at the moment, with Byrd and Young it's paying off. Josh Satin continues to hit despite losing playing time to the useless undeserving zilch that is Ike Davis...if Ike doesn't start hitting the damned ball within a week or so after the ASB, send him down for the rest of the season...guy's gotten enough friggin' chances, and the now the guy who waited patiently to get HIS chance and actually HITS is getting fvcked over as a result.