Ugly rumors about his personal life that he vehemently denied should never have been in an article in the sports section of a supposedly responsible newspaper.
"We" are reading it and discussing it. Unless you believe the sourcing is irresponsible, I disagree they printed "rumors."
It appears to be a moral collapse of the clubhouse, managerial ineffectiveness and the failure of the front office to bolster the club before and when the shit hit the fan. I wonder if Henry and LL are thinking a new GM has carte blanche to ship out Theo's acquisitions.
Knowing then what I know now, I would have been in favor of a more aggressive push to acquire starting pitching. In addition to Bedard, do the Harden deal (Anderson + PTBNL.) Figure out what the Mets wanted for Capuano, and make that deal.
But when I look at their Aug/Sep stats, would they have made a difference? Perhaps they would have performed better on better teams, fighting for the playoffs. But I don't know about that. Where do they make the difference? In an 8-5 loss to Tampa? In a 7-5 loss to Baltimore? Miller had 2 Sep losses, Weiland 1. Does a trade for a started turn two of those into Ws? (Miller was pretty good in Aug.)
Does a RH OF bat turn the 1-0 loss to Toronto into a win? (Tor threw all RHs.) There's still an incredible level of bad luck in the September collapse. Without it, we probably don't get the picture that article paints.