After seeing all the big time trades and signings -- especially from that team from philty and the Nationals -- as most loyal Met fans, I've been pissed at the lack of activity or low profile signings that the front office has done (D.J. Carrasco???).
But this year I'm willing to cut the new GM and everyone up top making the moves some slack. This is because unlike previous offseasons, to me at least, it looks like they have a plan for reconstruction or maybe they're looking at the upside of the team they have right now.
So I put aside all anger of who everyone else got and who the Mets didn't get, and began looking at who they have. And came to the conclusion that the squad from Queens still players to creep up on everyone, just like the (former New York) Giants did last season.
This is what they have:
1. Big Pelf (Stepping up now as the ace)
2. My boy Niese (Holding it down now with more experience)
3. Dickey (Showing that last year wasnt a fluke)
4. Dillon Gee? (Showing that he can do his thing in the Majors)
5. ??? (Don't let it be Oli, Don't let it be Oli, Don't let it be Oli)
ON THE FIELD
C Josh Thole (Also showing that he can hold it down with more experience)
1B Ike Davis (Hitting more bombs to the Shea Bridge and the Pepsi Porch)
2B Anyone else but Castillo (Hopefully Murph)
SS José (With something to prove on a one year contract)
3B DWright (Finally reaching MVP level)
LF Jason Bay (Finally healthy and killing it at Citi)
CF Carlitos Beltrán (Also wanting to prove that he's not done)
RF Angel Pagán (Staying healthy and showing that last year wasn't a fluke)
There you have it...a team that many other clubs would still die to have coming into Spring Training.
So let them sleep on the Mets and hopefully we'll be celebrating a third World Series Championship in the fall.