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"The definition of insanity is when  you do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result"

Albert Einstein

It's becoming an almost arduous task to read our local New York papers these days.image Before the All Star Game, they talked about the "crucial stretch" of games before the break against sub .500 teams that would put together a run and put the team in serious contention. That didn't happen and the Yankees are back where they've been all year at .500.

Now, the talk turns to yet another set of "crucial series" against the Red Sox, Orioles, and Giants. And how A-Rod is asking for and is being given a chance to play first base again - and Nathan Evoldi is being given yet another chance to prove himself as a starter next Tuesday against the Orioles......and blah blah blah........

Like I'm supposed to get excited about all this wishful thinking as a Yankee fan?

I don't think so. I'll tell you what would get me excited though......

And that's if the front office could get a grip on reality by acknowledging that the 2016 Yankees are at best a mediocre and (still) very old team with little or no chance of making the playoffs this season.


And stop treating me like a little kid telling me, "Don't worry son, everything's gonna be all right"......

Because it isn't gonna be all right......

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 These were the words spoken by the beleaguered manager of the Mets at the press conference held prior to the start of the series against the Nationals. imageAt best, you could say he was just a little cranky that morning. At worse, he’s reached the point where he’s fed up with the entire season his team is having.

He was talking about injuries and spinning his frustration that he “can’t get to even enjoy a victory anymore” without having to give daily reports on who’s hurt and who’s not and who’s playing and who’s not – and why……why, why, why.

Needless to say, his frustration/anger has been punctuated by the fact that his team is reeling. Following two straight losses to the Nats in which his team’s two best (Syndergaard and Harvey) took a thumping, the Mets now rest a mere four games over .500 in third place behind the surprising Marlins.image

Having said that, Terry Collins has spent his entire life in baseball and he knows that what goes down usually comes up and that there are twists and turns over the long haul of a season that no one can predict, or in some cases even manage. He knows too that this is especially true with injuries.

All of which makes his emotional outburst even more telling. Because more and more it’s becoming clear that the Mets as an organization are dysfunctional, indecisive, and one that often acts in ways that cause confusion among the players who must produce wins on the field………………..

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The other 29 teams weren’t exactly knocking down the door of Jose Reyes’s Long Island home, even though he could have been had for theimage major league minimum while Colorado picks up the rest of the $40 million owed to him. No, it was Sandy Alderson and the Mets who came calling and sat down with him (according to legend by now) for a serious one hour “talk” in which they (according to the Mets) laid down the law as to what their expectations of him are off the field.

Really? They have to tell a 34 year old man how to behave…….or else…..what? This is the state of the Mets cheapened brand as we sit here today.

And it gets darker and uglier even than that………

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