Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ain't nothin' but a Gee thang, baby

I've started and re-started this post three times now. I want to rip into the New York media, a few people in particular, for all but abandoning objectivity and trying to constantly control the narrative concerning the Mets, Fred Wilpon, the Madoff suit, everything.

But that's a fruitless and exhausting exercise, and this morning I just don't have the time or the energy, and for what purpose, anyway? Let's just say I watch the games, form my own opinions, and pretty much ignore the vast majority of what's written because I find it worthless. Keeps me sane.

As for the Mets' win Wednesday night, fantastic job by Dillon Gee getting past his first-inning woes and settling down. Gee is 4-0 and is perhaps proving that his AAA success, while surprising to some, really was a harbinger of things to come. He knows what he's doing out there and has some cojones.

I look at a rotation with Gee, and Niese and Pelfrey, three players with progressively more experience but all still developing, and wonder how much they would be helped simply by Johan Santana's presence. Santana's talent and on-field performance is certainly missed the most, but his effect on the young pitchers must be tremendous.

The Cubs' pitching and the rain helped big-time Wednesday night. Carlos Beltran had a big night with two hits, including a two-run double, and Daniel Murphy drove in two as well, one with a hit and one with a walk. Jose Reyes also had two hits. Boy, he and Beltran really look devastated.

No relievers needed in the rain-shortened win and so the bullpen is fresh for today's afternoon game at Wrigley, with R.A. Dickey on the hill. Winning the game and the series would be huge, what with the Phillies coming in for the weekend. The Mets could use some positive momentum.

As for ownership, there are several reports that hedge fund manager David Einhorn has been selected as a minority partner. According to his Wikipedia page, his firm, Greenlight Capital, "has historically generated greater than a twenty-two percent annualized net return for partners and investors."

Is it just me or does that sound too Madoff-like for our own good?

1 comment:

  1. love the gee thang, baby.

    agreed on the fred stuff....and yeah, carlos & jose look really deflated. overblown. fred's an old man. old men say whatever they want - deservedly so.

    and remember - einhorn is finkle. finkle is einhorn...