Isn’t It Ironic… Don’t Ya Think…
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Yesterday one of our regular readers pointed me to a fact that has gone widely unnoticed by many Mets fans. He told me that the only two Mets batting over .300 were Ryan Church and Brian Schneider. That’s right… the two players we got in the much maligned Lastings Milledge trade were the top two hitters on the Mets. Sorry for ever doubting you Omar, can you ever forgive me?
Yesterday during the broadcast on SNY, the poll question asked whether Ryan Church was the Mets MVP. The results were a virtual landslide… 89% of Mets fans who voted agreed…
Currently, Church has more runs scored than our leadoff hitter Jose Reyes (27-20), more RBI’s than our cleanup hitter Carlos Beltran (25-18), and a higher OPS than our number three hitter David Wright (.915-.905).
As for Schneider, so far I like what I see. His mobility behind the plate has been affected by earlier injuries, but he seems to be coming around and his game calling has been solid. Surprisingly, his bat has been a big plus so far.
The bottom line is that this team would have been in a dreadful quandry had we not made this trade. Lo Duca has hardly played this season and when he has it’s been underwhelming to say the least. Milledge has been just as bad when you consider his .258 average, 11 RBI and 26 strikeouts… not to forget his fine for being late… again…
About the Author: Joe DeCaro
I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.
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