Following last night's loss 4-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks, pitcher Mike Pelfrey sounded off about the Mets chances of winning this season. Pelfrey told Mike Puma of the New York Post that "it's unrealistic for anybody at the end of last year to come in and say, 'The Mets, this is a one year thing, next year we're going to win it all."
Pelfrey, the staff's ace this season, has struggled to find any form of consistency throughout the season. Pelfrey's struggles for consistency have echoed the Mets' struggles to make a consistent push to get over .500 this season. Pelfrey's comments did not sit well with others in the clubhouse. One unnamed Met told Puma "What's his record, six and nine? He's supposed to be the (bleeping) ace of the staff. Why don't you go and win 12 or 13 games?"
While creating a stir with his comments about the club's prospects of winning in 2011, Pelfrey also acknowledged that the fans probably wouldn't want him back next season. Pelfrey does believe that Manager Terry Collins and pitching coach Dan Warthen want him back, but he feels he has to prove to general manager Sandy Alderson that he is worthy of a raise he'd likely earn in arbitration next season. Pelfrey did say he is enthusiastic about the organization's future direction, saying "the front office has done a lot of smart things, and in the end this organization is going to have a chance to be in the playoffs every year."
Are you disappointed in Pelfrey's comments about the Mets? Do you feel like he should be back with the Mets in 2011? Let us know what you think in a comment.
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