I’m a little surprised at Sandy as quoted in The News about the focus on Ollie and Castillo.
“It’s a little odd,” Alderson said. “I think it does distract one from taking a look at the team as a whole and having a more balanced view of the team as a whole. It’s easy to focus in on a couple of negatives and kind of ride that into the ground.”
Oh Sandy, didn’t they tell you about us? We’re relentless.
Ask Buddy Harrelson. Ask Carlos Delgado. Blame Beltran.
Sandy you have had a Mets honeymoon like nobody has had since Seaver in 1983. Not even Davey Johnson escaped our nitpicking.
We like you. Madoff kept us distracted. The Knicks kept us distracted.
You haven’t even felt a feather of Mets rage.
You want distracting? Tell the 4 and 5 starters to get off to slow starts.
You want distracting? Put Ollie on the team and have him throw ball one.
You want distracting? Be casual with one sentence about Reyes (ask Omar how that goes.)
You want distracting? Start Lucas Duda on Opening Day
You want distracting? Tell Terry not to use K-Rod when up three runs.
You want distracting? Tell Terry it’s OK to use K-Rod up three runs.
Sandy, you’re a Marine. I respect you. I know you can take it and you’ll be fine. Man up and tell the team to play better, but distractions – we haven’t even started distracting you yet.