Sucks that the WFAN won't be the flagship station of the Mets anymore, but in a lot of ways, does it really matter THAT much? I remember when the Mets were on channel 9 forever, then switched to 11. I'm sure the radio personalities on the WFAN who are Met fans will continue to talk about them just as much as they always do. I don't really listen to games that much on the radio anyway...only when I can't watch.
Gee has been giving up dingers lately...6 of them in his four starts, covering 27 IP. They actually haven't hurt him that much...he's allowed 11 runs overall in those games.
Things have gone into the crapper in a hurry...6-13 in their last 19 GP, and probably isn't going to get much better. 15 RS in their last 7 GP...that's what's going to happen when guys like Doofus, Turner (though he's been hitting lately) and kids are in the lineup every day. The only thing one can really do as the season draws to a roughly 70-win close is focus on the good stuff...like d'Arnaud getting a couple of hits yesterday...or Vic Black throwing a scoreless inning.
I have a feeling Sandy is not going to go all-out this offseason...and as much as it pains me to say it, I can't say that I blame him. I get the feeling Harvey is going to miss all of 2014...originally, I was annoyed with him for putting off the surgery and hoping he wouldn't need it, but even if he got the surgery right now, how much of 2014 would he be able to come back for? Maybe a month? What I'm saying is that, he probably doesn't have much to lose by waiting a while...he wasn't likely to pitch in 2014 anyway. If he is somehow miraculously OK, then awesome.
As for the rest...d'Arnaud looks like he may need a full season of growing pains at the plate. There's a chance both Montero and Syndergaard could both be on the Mets sometime next year (knock on wood, we know how plans like that can change in a heartbeat)...but both will also probably experience some growing pains. Lagares could definitely use some work and growth at the plate too.
Basically, it looks like there's some pieces here that can contribute, but can use some more games and seasoning. I wanted 2014 to be a step forward, as far as contention goes, and I think it WILL be a step forward, but a different kind. I think a lot of guys are going to get some much-needed experience next season, and THEN this team will be ready for bear in 2015.
But no more Doofus-types...make 2014 about the guys you really think can contribute in 2015 and beyond. Next year CANNOT be about giving the guys who have already failed one last chance. Even if next season's team is only a 75-80 win team, as long as there's some new faces and some good collective upside, I can live with having to wait one more year.