well not quite on the mark but you get the idea
At least they recovered to win...that would've been a tough one for sure.
Doofus predictably sinking now that he's playing everyday...batting .190 since May 5, .220 since April 15. This is what always happens with him, but I guess Sandy and his band of merry men needed to see it one more time to be sure.
Still can't help but wonder, if Gee comes off the disabled list and Niese continues to be solid, if one of those two gets moved at the deadline. Colon would probably have to be phenomenal from here on out to merit any interest, but that second year is a killer.
Listened to the WFAN yesterday and I'm surprised by the number of callers who seem to be willing to give Sandy a pass. We know the Wilpons' financial woes clearly affect the team's ability to spend and do business, but look at who Sandy signed:
Granderson to pretty big money.
CYoung to an iffy "what the hell, why not?" contract.
An overweight, aging Colon to two years.
Though the money Sandy had available to spend clearly wasn't what he had hoped for, what he DID have, he spent very poorly this past offseason. Even if Colon was pitching lights-out (and he's been pretty good in 6 out of his 9 starts, to be fair), why did the Mets need to spend $20 million over TWO seasons for him?! They already had Niese, Gee, Mejia and Wheeler, with Harvey slated to return in 2015, and some young starters likely to get a shot soon, and as we've seen, both deGrom and Montero are getting their chances sooner than expected. Did Mets really need another starting pitcher? Sure, you can never have too many starting pitchers, but if money is tight, why the hell would you spend a considerable chunk of it on something you really don't need?