Using this year to illustrate the Mets’ lack of performance is not entirely realistic given their injuries. Fraley cites the Phillies and their power as something to aspire to. Wrong. They play in a bandbox and are a team almost completely reliant on the HR, especially lately. It might keep management from overspending on sluggers and get smarter with more athletic players. Then again, this is the Mets we’re talkin’ about’so we can’t underestimate their ability to make dumb decisions.
Fraley then notes that the Rangers need a roof in Arlington due to the heat. How about the fact that Minnesota’s new stadium won’t have a roof…and it’s IN FREAKIN’ MINNESOTA… where it’s entirely likely that it might snow in both April and/or October?!? Oh yeah, the Rangers are having a great season, roof-less.