Thanks Sam. You are pretty spot on with your analysis for a guy who says he doesn't follow any team.<quoted text>You seem to be the most astute poster in here Jerry. I don't follow teams as much as I follow baseball. My take on the New York Mets is the same take Sandy Alderson took when he accepted the difficult job of rebuilding the team, it takes time and starts at the bottom working it's way to the top. The ML team Alderson took over on paper was respectable but had no direction or chemistry, the minor league system under Omar Minaya was in shambles. Alderson has stuck to his word and started at the bottom making shrewd trades for some top pitching prospects and the number one catching prospect in baseball. Look for Alderson at the trade deadline to be a major buyer for a productive outfielder using the youth he's accumulated these past few years. With alot of money being freed up this off-season look for him to pick up pieces to complete the puzzle. If things don't improve by at least fifteen games next season Met fans have a legitimate complaint, until then Sandy is just keeping his word.
I am giving this regime time, without being too critical of what is on the field now. Colin Cowgill and Omar Quintanilla are not Alderson's vision of the future. He adnitted on radio yesterday that many of these players are not core players. He is putting that together now.
The problem is, the success of the Yankees makes Met fans impatient. They don't remember 1965-75 or 1982-1995. Also the media here doesn't help either.