*****The Mets are in trouble, and something needs to be done. They have, in my calculations, two distinct routes they can take: sell or buy.
They could start unloading contracts now (Carlos Delgado, Oliver Perez, Moises Alou), get some prospects in return, and start planning for next year and beyond.
Or, they could start buying. Pick up expendable players for their own expendables, hoping the new player has something the other player lacked. If the pieces don't fit, try and trade them for pieces that do.
I cannot see the team admitting defeat and start trading people left and right. It would raise a white flag and spell out that the team is heading in a wrong direction. I just don't think the Wilpons, Omar Minaya, and the rest of the Mets brass is willing to do that just one year before they crack the champagne on a new stadium.
*****Another day, another early lead, another loss. What is up with that?
The Mets always seem to jump out to an early lead, look like they're ready to take on the world, and by the time the third inning comes along you can almost visibly see that they're not going to score another run the rest of the game. And they don't.
*****Do the New York Mets become buyers or sellers? How long will Willie Randolph last? Will they ever win another game? All these questions will be answered...eventually?