Hello everyone, Its John and i am back at the helm Wrighting yet again. It has been quite a while since my last post as i have been extremely busy finishing up at College and am quite happy that the School life is almost finished. Alot has happened since the last time i was on MLBLOGS, the hated Phillies won a world series ( who could have ever dreamt that), the Mets bullpen bllew 789 games, the mets signed k rod and traded 28 players away for JJ Putz, gas prices went down $1.50, Obama became president, my fantasy baseball team came in 2nd thanks to David Wrights performance at the end of the season and last but not least, the Mets pulled apart Shea Stadium piece by piece ( even selling hot dog vendor pieces for 200 a pop). Shea Stadium ran its course and i know its been said about 2,000,000 times over the past 44 years but who cares, the place is a dump and needed to go. I did have some amazing memories throughout the years there but for the past year, horrible memories with a revolving bullpen door and a bunch of blown wins in the process. The signing of K-Rod and the aquisition of JJ Putz hopefully will make the mets bullpen formidible again and as i always say, right now it looks good but can they produce on the field come april or even come September in the spotlight. Keep in mind that Putz played in Seattle, Not under the bright lights in NY. He also is coming off a injury riddled year but i think he will perform and i just pray he can bring AC/DCs track thunderstruck with him as well to Citi Field. ( For those of you who normally dont watch Mariners baseball, that was his walk out song from the bullpen, heres a clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_M6KgtNKD8).
Now this brings me to my favirote team, the METS. We all know they have a good lineup and what not but i think this year is the year that Reyes and Wright hopefully can continue to hit in bunches and not hit snags like they did last year. They are not rookies anymore and we cannot treat them like rookies by giving them mulligans every year. They really have to pull together a season without too many bumps is what im saying. This is Wrightoholics after all so we cant rip on the guy too much. David Wright brings so much to the table, ringing endorsement deals, 278 home run seasons, 800 rbi games, but i just want him to do that on a daily basis and my fantasy baseball team does as well. Okay, the 278 homers and 800 rbi games is a lie but he is CAPABLE of it! He just needs to stay focused .
I think the Mets will be great again and hopefully they can do it this year at a beautiful new stadium in which i have already purchased my tickets too! I just hope they dont have another collapse like my other team did the past week, WAY TO GO JETS! Seriously, how bad does everyone feel for me? I like the Mets, Jets, Knicks! They all stink and 2 of 3 of them collapse like a slinky. I need a title soon, this is all getting to me. I have been taking Valium to try and keep my emotions sane.
I hope everyone can continue to come back here and listen to me banter on about how life and baseball conincide with one another and JOHN is here and hes back. I will be writing on a daily basis once again with some off days to spare. MLB NETWORK ROCKS!
Wright Tracker will be updated for 2009. Heres a predicition. 473 avg, 98 hrs, 893 rbis, 78 steals. Making this the best statisical season of all time.