The winter meetings are now over and while they aren’t really what they used to be, they are a time where the entire league is one place and it gives team a bit of a push to make some moves. Not many did but a few moves were made. The Mariners continued their fire sale, the Phillies signed a personal favorite of mine Andrew McCutchen to too much money and the Mets fortified their bullpen brining back former closer Jeurys Familia. The biggest story of the week, at least in queens, were the rumors surrounding a JT Realmuto trade with the Miami Marlins.
For a season that started with such high hopes, it all came crashing down rather quickly and to be honest I blame myself. I was too confident in this team, more confident than any Met fan should be. I saw a world where the 5 aces ruled, where we’d go entire turns through the rotation giving up 2 runs total, where the 3-4-5 of Conforto Cespedes and Bruce would remind us of Keith Carter and Straw, where the back end of our bullpen would dominate and where the one major flaw could be covered up. I was dumb to think these things. Only one aces has been able to stay off the DL. Cespedes’ leg injuries cropped up again cause him to miss significant time. A blood clot has taken out the mostly reliable Familia, and that major flaw I mentioned Terry Collins has shown his how to really mismanage and get he least out of a bullpen. In this mess though, there have been a few bright spots.