Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
September 9, 2002
BASEBALL: Hot Streak To Nowhere

The Mets are hot, in the true sense of "too little too late." The rookies and youngsters -- Ty Wigginton, Raul Gonzalez, Vance Wilson -- are playing well, but none of these guys is really that much of a long-term prospect. This would be the moment for excoriating the team for trading away the gems of the system, but really, there never were any. Still, looking at the laundry list of guys with high numbers on their odometers and untradeable contracts, unless the Rangers get a sudden urge to dump the $252 Million Man for way less than market value (i.e., a package built around Alomar and Ordonez -- and I'd take A-Rod and Wigginton over Alomar and Ordonez any day of the week), the Mets are staring down a long, darkening hall of their own creation, with no glimmer of recovery on the horizon.

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