I need everyone to pay attention here. The bold is mine.
“I would expect the roster will look similar to the way it did at the end of last year — with some exceptions,” Alderson said Tuesday. “Its hard to speculate. When you think about it, the trade market, signing free agents and so forth, its relatively young in the season. Its hard, really, to accurately predict where things will end up.”
The way it did at the end of last year.
I don’t know how Sandy defines late, but I do have a calculator so I’ll let you guys pick which definition you prefer.
After June 3rd (return of black uniforms) they played .398 ball. That projects to 64.4 wins!
After July 1 they played 378 ball That projects to 61.2 wins. Also known as 100 losses.
After August 1st they played .404 ball That projects to 65.4 wins
After September 1st they played .379 ball 61.3 wins again..or 100 losses.
Sandy is a smart man. He was into Homeland before any of you. I’m not going to guess which version of “end of last year” he wants to pick. I’ll give hi the benefit of the doubt and roll with August 1st and the best-case 65 wins. In a year when a knuckleballer won 20 and the Cy Young. That could happen again, right?
How can the Mets expect to roll the same roster out there and not lose at least 88 games again? (My calculator tells me that’s 74 wins…or roughly 10 games better than the roster at the end of the season played.)
You guys are punting on 2013 and need to be honest with the fans.
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