Let’s be honest. The New York Mets aren’t any good. Before this season even began, Met fans (including some of our talented staff), would welcome a .500 season. With the Mets currently sitting two games below .500, fans may just get their wish. However, that wish and credibility may have went out the window. After an ‘altercation’ with his girlfriend’s father last week, Francisco Rodriguez tore a ligament in his finger, causing him to miss the rest of the season. You. Have. Got. To. Be. Kidding. Me.

Granted, I’ve never liked K-Rod. I’ve never liked his antics, his attitude, HIS BEEF WITH BRIAN BRUNEY! (Shout out to Brune). But this situation just takes the cake. A professional athlete fighting in the ‘family room’. The family room. The FAMILY ROOM. In front of everyone’s kids and wives. Hell, K-Rod has little children! How do you expect a man to be a professional athlete when he’s fighting like a high schooler in the team’s family room! Could you imagine if something like happened in the Bronx? Lord help whoever the culprit is…

My problem with the whole situation is: why wasn’t K-Rod instantly banned for the season? Barring a historic, all-time streak, the Mets will not make the playoffs. Send a message to the team and suspended K-Rod for the season. No more funny business. Recoup K-Rod’s salary for a non-baseball related injury and move on…It’s the simple.

Ultimately, this incident is just a microcosm of the 2010 Met season. The team has dealt with the magical two-ringed circus of Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez. Instead of cutting Perez and eating the $18 million remaining on deal, the Mets wasted a roster spot and allowed his bad attitude to fester in the clubhouse.

When Johan Santana and Mike Pelfrey begged management to go get a piece for their stretch run, management delivered: NOTHING! The New York Mets, who have the fifth highest payroll in baseball, did nothing. And you expect fans to come to the games?

Team identity begins with ownership and the Wilpon family is allowing all hell to break loose in Queens. Ultimately, Jerry Manuel and Omar Minaya, who both have their own faults, will be the scape goats in this operation.

Bernie Madoff or no Bernie Madoff, the Wilpons need to quickly grab the wheel of this spiraling car. If they don’t, get ready for the ‘Family Room’ to transform into the ‘Squared Circle’.