that is the biggest problem with the mets. they are so worried about the yankees that they fail to realize they had one of the top 3 highest payrolls last year and still finished in the basement. its this inferiority complex that makes the mets what they are, a second rate franchise.
mets fans are actually pretty good fans, but the attitude of the organization has got to be frustrating. offer vlad a lowball deal when they easily could have had him, then sign karim garica, shane spencer and ricky botallico.