As a lifelong Mets fan, you would think I'd be used to it by now. The misdiagnoses, the frugal ownership, the incompetent management, the lack of execution on the field, the letdowns, the heartache, the disappointment. I've been through it all, again and again. But this year is different. The young pitching is in place, but the supporting cast is essentially nonexistent. Injuries have plagued this club through the first 2+ months, but every team has players go down with injuries. Why is it that the Mets seem to struggle more than other teams?
It's always about "next year" with this team. But we've been hearing "next year" for years. Why not this year? There are pieces in place, but the stud arms who go once every 5 days can only pick up so much slack. GM Sandy Alderson has resources and (allegedly) money to go out and spend and improve this roster, but no moves have been made. And as a frustrated fan, I can't help but to think nothing is going to be done. I can only blame the players so much. Some of these guys are rookies that are only playing in the majors because they're the next best option.
There's a losing formula in place that has been cancerous to this team for years, and the fans have had enough. The Mets fan base is desperate for a good team, and it's difficult to sit back and watch this team struggle when the potential is there.