Dear New York Yankees,
The Mets released Oliver Perez, but if we still want to see his act we can always tune in to Yankees games when A.J. Burnett pitches. Your bullpen looks good, sure, but Mariano is another year older and has presumably reached the stage where he’ll never have to audition for another contract again; the opposite of a contract year. Soriano has been said to be a bit of a malcontent, we burned Pedro Feliciano out already, and most of us are tired of the Joba show. Did you really add Luis Ayala, prominent 2008 collapsee, to the roster?
You’ve got steep competition in that division; the Red Sox are clearly better on paper and I wouldn’t count out the Rays. The Blue Jays have managed to at least be dangerous in recent years and the Orioles are gunning for you.
Good luck trying to make the playoffs this year…you’ll need it.
You crosstown rival,
Optimistic Mets Fan