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So I guess the Mets were supposed to keep K-Rod and Beltran

Aug 2, 2011, 8:50 AM EDT

Francisco Rodriguez

Mets fans, prepare to roll your eyes.

After years of seeing short-term plans fail to pan out, a changing of the guard at GM and the launching of a smart plan to shed baggage and contracts and try to align the Mets for a more solid long term footing, culminating in good trades of both Francisco Rodriguez (saved money) and Carlos Beltran (landed a top pitching prospect), Filip Bondy whips this out in this morning’s Daily News:

The Mets’ third straight loss would be of little importance, except the Braves have dropped two in a row and six of 10. There was a small, real chance for the Mets to make a serious wild-card move, if Alderson hadn’t exiled both K-Rod and Carlos Beltran.

I’m convinced that guys like Bondy write their columns via some macro that is activated by pressing the “Ctrl” + “contrary jerk” keys.  If the trades hadn’t happened, those same keys would have pinched off a “…while Alderson continues to fiddle while Rome burns …” opus.

  1. dohpey28 - Aug 2, 2011 at 9:05 AM

    Bondy is a hack who has no idea what he’s talking about, except when he’s covering some weird event like the ladie’s hopscotch championships or something of the ilk.

  2. sdelmonte - Aug 2, 2011 at 9:05 AM

    Eyes rolling now.

  3. purnellmeagrejr - Aug 2, 2011 at 9:08 AM

    controversy? what controversy? maybe between the two sportswriters – a jealous and backbiting lot.

    • Old Gator - Aug 2, 2011 at 9:47 AM

      You left out “of nacherl-borned miscreants.”

  4. catsmeat - Aug 2, 2011 at 9:10 AM

    To this day, my eyes still gloss over the first “i” in Bondy’s name. I still insist his name is “Flip.”

  5. gammagammahey - Aug 2, 2011 at 9:11 AM

    In the poll accompanying the article, 68% of respondents selected “The change was necessary for the long-term health of the franchise.” I’d say that’s a small sign that most Mets fans are on board with Alderson’s plans.

  6. mox19380 - Aug 2, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    fair or not I think that no matter what the Mets do there is going to be a segment of the population that will rip each and every move that the Wilpons and Alderson make until the team starts winning

    • Old Gator - Aug 2, 2011 at 9:48 AM

      “One should not expect too much of justice in this world.”
      -Cormac McCarthy, Cities of the Plain

  7. bigleagues - Aug 2, 2011 at 6:11 PM


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