LISTEN: Craig’s Solution To Fixing The Mets — Get Rid Of Sandy, Terry And David
NEW YORK (WFAN) — WFAN host Craig Carton, like most Mets fans, has had it.
The Amazin’s have lost 11 of 14, and Carton — along with co-host Boomer Esiason — is tired of watching boring, flawed, uninspired baseball.
“The notion that this team is all of a sudden, next year, going to be locked and loaded to win is becoming more comical day by day,” Carton said on Wednesday morning following the Mets’ 5-2 loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday night.
So Carton has come to his breaking point. He wants to see changes made, because he can’t keep watching the same thing over and over again.
What does he propose?
Dump the general manager, the manager and — yes — the star third baseman.
“Here’s the elixir,” Carton said. “No. 1, Terry Collins cannot be the manager of this team. No. 2, Sandy Alderson has done nothing as a general manager of this team. You have the wrong guy running the team … So you’ve got a general manager who’s not made the team any better.
“You’ve got a manager, frankly, who — it’s not even his fault — is shell-shocked right now, who needs a serious long vacation and is not going to be here next year anyway. That’s No. 2.”
Many Mets fans have tired of the Collins-Alderson duo, but the captain is still the beloved face of the franchise. Carton acknowledges that he loves the seven-time All-Star, but he thinks it’s time for him to go.
“And No. 3 … it’s time to trade David Wright,” Carton said. “It’s time to do something drastic and recognize that this franchise, which was so close to a championship, is now a rudderless ship … You’ve gotta blow it up. At some point you’ve gotta start and do it right!”
Now 31-40, the Mets are six games behind the first-place Nationals in the National League East. They are on pace to finish with a losing record for the sixth consecutive season.
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