I latched onto the Mets 5 years after the Dodgers skipped town. It has been a long,up and down haul.
But I always told myself that the team, the organization, was trying to become better. I was right a few times .. '69, the early 70's, the mid '80's, the late 90's and 2005 - 2008. Wow. Once a decade.
But I don't sense, I don't see .. a plan to rise up and be big in NYC, big in the major leagues. David could be Cleon, but where's Tommie and Tom and Jerry and Tug and Grote? David could be Rusty .. but again, where is Tom and Jerry and Tug? He could be Keith, but where is Darryl and Doc and Gary and Ronnie and El Cid and Lenny and the rest of those nuts?
David is one of the best I've ever seen. And a lot of the kids are fun to watch and make me think of the old Metsy days -- good everyday players and starting pitchers. But the holes are so deep in this squad and the house culture seems so loser-esque ('we're making money so why rock the boat?') and the holes are so deep in the minors and management seems way conservative in seeking and signing impact kids .. well, the future just seems dim to me.
And I am depressed.