Thursday, September 12, 2013

Put the 2013 Mets Out To Pasture....Ozil is a Gunner

Wheeler leaves with no run support
I knew the Mets were going nowhere this year even before the season began. But, I'm a Mets fan and there's always hope. As is always the case with the Mets there were many bad moments and tough losses.

This season, however, also proved that the future for the Mets looks bright. Young arms including Matt Harvey, Dan Wheeler, Noah Snydergaard and Jenrry Mejia along with prospects Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores and Juan Lagares got valuable Major League experience.

Unfortunately, the Mets were hit with the injury bug and have been without the face of the franchise, David Wright, for the past month. They then gave their only other power hitter, Marlon Byrd, a get out of jail free card by sending him to the contending Pittsburgh Pirates.

How did Dice-K end up on the Mets?
Offense was a problem when those guys were around. Now it's just a given that if a Mets pitcher gives up more than two runs in a game, it will be a loss. In the first 11 games of September, the Mets have scored three or fewer runs in seven of them. Through 145 games, the total games with three or fewer runs is 73. That's 50% of the time that the Mets don't give their pitchers run support.

Mercifully there are just 17 games left to watch the Mets pitchers pick up losses.

Speaking of Mets pitchers; I follow this team religiously and in the last few weeks have been shocked to see Dice K and then Aaron Harang make their "debut start" with the Mets seemingly out of the blue. How the hell these guys ended up on the Mets is beyond me. These pitchers were beasts in their prime. The fact that they're pitching mop up duty for the Mets in September only speaks to how far they've fallen.


As for Arsenal, the Mesut Ozil era begins this Saturday. After his big money move from Real Madrid Ozil will make his debut against Sunderland. Why Real Madrid let a player of his caliber go at just the age of 24 is baffling. But that's their loss and our gain. Love his latest quotes:

Mesut Özil: I can inspire Arsenal to challenge for the Premier League title again

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