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Please read to understand my true feelings. Today I got released by the NY Mets organization. The people on the other end of the phone had nothing but good things to say and I appreciated that very much. Anyone that has seen me play and compete knows that I lay it all on the line no matter what. Every practice, every game. I am a competitor, a true warrior. It’s in my DNA. From the outside looking in, my baseball career probably raises a lot of questions. Why did you retire and come back? How come your numbers aren’t very good if you were that dedicated? I have always kept my opinions to myself out of respect for the organization I signed a contract with. But now that it’s officially over with them I’d like to say some things. One of the main reasons I retired was to keep myself from expressing how I felt. I was bitter, frustrated, and angry at the Mets organization. I felt my competitive nature was being taken advantage of. They knew I would never say no to competing and would fly me around to fill in for anyone that got injured. I realized this wasn’t in my best interest when my delayed flight finally landed in the 3rd inning, and I was on the mound in a AAA baseball game for the first time, without any warm up throws. My UCL originally tore that night. Instead of seeing a doctors like I asked, they sent me back to High A to pitch in the playoffs. When I told them I couldn’t I was made out to be the bad guy. Then the next year, they made a mockery of our team by putting a celebrity on it to sell more tickets. I saw players lose their jobs because of it. We weren’t playing to win, we were playing to make everyone else money. Not the players. We never saw a cut. Well, allegedly that one player did. I think people are starting to understand that more now but they didn’t in 2018 when it was happening again. I was fed up. I spent my whole childhood honing in my passion and anger, to not let it get out of control, but it was and I was going to explode. So I took the opposite direction, I bottled it and silenced myself. I took some time away and cleared my head. Continued in comments..
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Imagine being a Mets fan. It has to be the worst thing in the world. The early 2000s and most of the 2010s for the Phillies sucked but at least we aren’t the fucking Mets who care about a circus animal like Tim Tebow to sell tickets over developing guys for the majors. It feels like 40 years ago since the Mets made it to the World Series. Remember we were supposed to be scared for the next 15 years about the Mets rotation? HAHA! What a load of bullshit that was. Matt Harvey had the mental toughness of . Noah Syndegaard can’t stay healthy. Jacob DeGrom goes 6-14 every year with a 1.86 ERA and wins the Cy Young and they still can’t build a competitor around him. Who the hell would subject themselves to being a Mets fan? Even better Steve Cohen was about to tell the Wilpons to kick rocks after obtaining a majority stake and they couldn’t even complete that. Now we’ve got A-Rod/JLo and James Dolan interested in buying the Mets. What a shit show!
But these comments by Andrew Church just add fuel to the fire. The minor leagues are just as much of a shit show as the big leagues. I know minor leaguers are dealt a shitty hand, but having to pitch after getting to a game in the 3rd inning because your flight was delayed and tearing your UCL when you’re making below minimum wage, well someone has to pay for that. Especially, when you see first hand some Mickey Mouse sideshow act like Tebow show up for a marketing grab with no shot to make the big leagues and he’s signing for $100k. You’re the Bezos of the minor leagues if you’re making $100k a year.
This team owes $24 million to Robinson Cano until 2024. That Bobby Bonilla contract doesn’t mean shit, but it’s still hilarious to be reminded every year the Wilpons have to shell out a useless $1 million. And Zach Wheeler is probably going to be a Cy Young award winner this year just because the Mets were to cheap to sign him. This is music to my ears I feel like John Lovitz in The Wedding Singer as a Phillies fan.