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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Mejia?

I admittedly know much less about the inner workings of The Mets than a lot of others on AA but I'm still cognizant enough in baseball to know when something is wrong.  In the past six months I have gone from someone who heaped all the blame on Omar to someone who has realized that Omar has been rendered a eunuch by several people within the organization who are supposed to be below him but are somehow given decision making ability.  Now I realize that the problem lies with the Wilpons and Jerry, mostly the Wilpons.  The Jenrry situation is a perfect example of how Omar is completely undercut to the point in which his credibility is basically shot and has been rendered the lamest of lame ducks.  I understand why Jerry is excited when a 21 year old with electric stuff is in big league camp blowing 98 MPH fastballs past people because frankly, I'm excited too.  What I do not understand is why he is willing to Stunt Jenrry Mejia's development by making him a reliever for use in low leverage situations rather than letting him work on becoming a much more rounded overall pitcher.  The 180 that Omar did this spring Re: Jenrry shows that he no longer has his finger on the button. 

The Mets this season are the perfect recipe for disaster.  They have incredibly unpopular owners, a lame duck GM and a lame duck manager.  That is the perfect way to cripple an organization for the long term.   Compounding this problem is the fact that in the next borough you have the most successful franchise in the history of sports.  I've come to realize that the success of the Yankees is completely inconsequential in relation to the Mets because like it or not, our beloved Mets will never have the brand appeal nor the pocket book of The Yankees.  What The Mets must do is find a way to run their organization so that it can sustain a period of success rather than simply have one great season and then a few incredibly painful seasons.  The Jenrry Mejia situation is the perfect example of how you shouldn't handle a player if you want to compete with The Yankees or The Phillies or even The Braves.  It's just unfortunate that the geniuses in Flushing don't understand that.  

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