I hate this part of Spring Training. There's no competitions to complain about. No interesting story lines as the season begins that haven't all ready been written about to death. The rumors this spring have run the gamut from the interesting (20 year old unproven prospect as the 8th inning guy?) to the made up (possible Gary Matthews trade? Who did Omar sign a deal with the devil with?).
There really isn't much to say right now. The Mets go into the season needing a lot of things to go their way. Mike Pelfrey has been awful this spring and looks more and more lost every day. Oliver Perez is still not worth $36 million but everyone all ready knew that. David Wright looks like he may have found his power swing again but how much stock can we put into Spring Training numbers? Kiko Calero needs more time but he looks like he may have been the best low cost signing of this year.
The organization adding Mets memorabilia and signage to CitiField was a great decision. Considering the stadium looked like a monument to the Brooklyn Dodgers rather than the Mets last season it's a start. They also added Disco Fries to the menu (a New Jersey diner staple) but they screwed it up in their own, special Mets way (it's actually more like a Poutine, a Canadian "speciality").
Their advertising slogan for this year is kind of embarrassing as well. "I Believe in Comebacks"? Yeah, right. Show it to me. Don't admit that your team was awful last year. Continue the excuses about injuries, not the woeful ineffectiveness of the entire team. If you haven't seen it, the commercial is on youtube. It's really embarrassing.
See what I mean? There's nothing to write about in Mets land.
Opening Day is in six days. Let's take a little vacation and watch some baseball games, shall we?