Don’t Look For Help On The Bench

An article by posted on June 24, 2008

Is it possible for the Mets to go on a run when almost halfway through the season their bench has been a source of subpar play and performances that would cast doubt on any chance at a division title? What kind of relief can we expect from a bench that has a combined batting average of .215? Comic relief? 

If the Mets are going to make some moves before the trade deadline, they can start by adding some punch to a punchless bench. It’s no small wonder why Mets managers have been reluctant to give David Wright a day off this season. Look at your options… 

Player

AB

AVG.

OBP

SLG.

Marlon Anderson

80

.188

.214

.275

Fernando Tatis

67

.224

.269

.299

Trot Nixon

23

.174

.321

.348

Endy Chavez

142

.239

.283

.303

Damion Easley

130

.254

.298

.354

 

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