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Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …New York Mets …Jeff Wilpon

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It’s easy to harpoon the Mets and especially Jeff Wilpon. The team after a 11-1 start this season has been unwatchable ever since to the point that after GM Sandy Alderson stepped down due to health issues , Jeff Wilpon put together a 3 man GM staff to finish out the season. They need to hire one person to be the voice of the franchise and have free reign to make this franchise a real contender. They also need to have Wlipon to fade into the background and not have his imprint all over this franchise. At one point of the season he was interviewed by the New York Post about his thoughts on the season

“Yeah, it’s been incredibly difficult [for me to watch the team], as it has been for most Mets fans,” Wilpon said. “For those around the team, who work here, and I’m really disappointed with where we are and disappointed to have left Mets fans, basically, in this situation.

“You have a range of emotions, just like our fans. That includes being incredibly frustrated, disappointed, angry about our season, this point, certainly, you know, we’re in a results business. And at this point, we’re well below our expectations.”

So if you really want to meet expectations get a GM and step out of the way . This fan base deserves better and since we as fans get fire the owner then the next best thing is to get someone in there that knows what he;s doing and again stay out of the way.


Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week…Boston RedSox

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We are little late in posting and a little late in giving the Sox their due. All season long they have been meeting the challenge of owning the American League East putting to bed their hated rivals the New York Yankees in a four game sweep which sparked panic in Yankee fans. They are a full 9 games up on the second place Yankees. They are playing with emotion and  they are getting big hits from J.D.Martinez, Mookie Betts among others. Alex Cora is making his own mark with this club out managing fellow rookie manager Aaron Boone of the New York Yankees. The Red Sox while the beast of the A.L. east will still have to prove their supremacy in the American League against the likes of the Cleveland Indians and the 2017 Champs, the Houston Astros. But for now The Red Sox are looking real tough to beat.

Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday

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Welcome back. How did you do with this week’s question?

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Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday

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Welcome to this week’s Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday…here is this week’s question

The answer will be posted on Friday along with Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week and Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week.

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Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Dwight Muhammad Qawi vs Matthew Saad Muhammad

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Are you ready for some old school Boxing light heavy weight style? It;s not Ali- Frazier but this is good battle  Dwight Braxton ( now Muhammad Qawi vs Matthew Saad Muhammad.

Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week

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Can we pleas stop with all this talk of the New York Mets trading Jacob De Grom to the Yankees because they…Have to??? I have heard time and time again Yankee fans try hard to make up reasons why the Mets need to trade Degrom to of all places …Yankees. The Mets stink they have no talent in the minors Degrom deserves to be on a winner so we wil give you our garbage for your jewel…This has to stop seriously. Yes the Mets are awful, Yes they give Degrom no run support and yes they have no bullpen but in no way are Mets just going to give Degrom away and to the Yankees ??? And watch him possibly walk away with a championship this year, next year, and the year after ? Not happening. The fan base would lose it’s mind.

Here is something else to think about if the Mets trade Degrom… They will spend the next 3 years chasing the next Degrom so instead of chasing how about …build around DeGrom while he is here. How about shock of shocker extend his contract and then build a real team around him not often injured players.

And for once Can Yankee fans please stop telling Met fans and ownership what they should do with their players? Why do Yankee fans and the media who are Yankee fans themselves care so much about the Mets? Time to stop enough already!

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week… Toronto Raptors

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In a off season that saw Lebron James leave Cleveland (again) to go to Los Angeles to play for the Lakers. The move that most didn’t see coming the Toronto Raptors who needed to shake up their roster in the worst way did just that by trading their all star DeMarr Derozan for Kawhi Leonard. This deal makes sense for Toronto despite the misgivings of both players. Toronto cant seem to get pass Lebron in the playoffs and despite boastiing one of the better records in the Eastern Conference the Raptors keep coming up short. Derozan moves to the Western Conference but who awaits him there? Lebron James. What did DeMarr Dorozan do to deserve this?

Toronto unloaded Derozan’s contract which has 3 years to run for Leonard’s one year deal. They can try to convince Leonard to sign with them or if they think Leonard isn’t working out can flip him and his expiring contract to another team and start a rebuild toward the future. San Antonio granted Kawhi his wish by trading him. However his full wish of going to the Lakers will have to wait until the end of the 2018-19 season.