I am going to venture to say that the last week has not been the best week in Francisco Rodriguez‘s life.

First he had the embarrassing incident with his stepfather last week, which resulted in Rodriguez being placed on the restricted list. Now adding insult to injury—or in this case, injury to insult—Rodriguez is done for the year in Flushing.

Rodriguez will have surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb, which will end his season. Rodriguez hurt the thumb when he punched his stepfather in the grill last week.

This could only happen to the Mets.

The Mets have become such an embarrassing organization on so many levels that it is sad and pathetic.

I remember back in the 1980s when it was cool to be a Mets fan, and the team was considered a model organization. Those days are so in the rear-view mirror that it’s not even funny.

Whether it’s flying Ryan Church on a plane with a concussion, Carlos Beltran‘s knees, Oliver Perez refusing to go down to the minor leagues, or the stadium feeling more like a tribute to the Brooklyn Dodgers than a Mets stadium, it’s always something with the Mets.

The sad part this is that the Wilpons tolerate this all.

The Mets needed a complete organizational overhaul two years ago, and now it has gotten to the point where they have become a joke in New York.

When you become a joke in New York, you become irrelevant—just ask the Knicks and Islanders.

According to SI.com’s Jon Heyman, via Twitter, the Mets are looking into voiding Rodriguez’s contract.

He has $11.5 million remaining on his contract in 2011, and he has a vesting option for $17.5 million in 2012.

I believe the Mets have every right to look into voiding his contract.

Regardless of whether or not you believe he deserves the money (he doesn’t) or the Mets can’t afford to lose him (they can), he is an embarrassment to the organization, and the Mets desperately need to get rid of those types of players.

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