While Not A Priority, Mets Still Open To Adding Catching Depth

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The Mets are still considering acquiring catching depth this winter, according to Mike Puma of the NY Post. However they are not interested in re-signing free agent John Buck.

Buck had a hot April, but really fell off a cliff after that, batting .222/.288/.365 overall between the Mets and the Pirates. The veteran catcher hit 15 home runs and drove in 62, but posted a wOBA of .285 and a 87 wRC+. Buck was immediately replaced when the Mets called up top prospect Travis d’Arnaud while he was on paternity leave.

For the time being, the Mets have not made getting a backup catcher a top priority, and Mets brass seem to be happy with Anthony Recker backing up TDA if that’s what it comes down to.

“Ultimately if we have to go with Recker and d’Arnaud, we’re happy with that,” Alderson said before the Winter Meetings. “It would be nice to have somebody else available to us. [Rookie Juan] Centeno is the only other guy that we have under contract at the Triple-A level, so we’d like to have somebody else. But it’s not a high priority.”

Recker has shown some power potential, but the 30-year old catcher has a .194 batting average and .629 OPS in parts of three seasons.

Juan Centeno, 24, will also be considered for the backup job. His elite defense and his contact skills at the plate are well established. He has no power, but gets good wood on the ball, batting .305/.346/.371 in 67 games for Triple-A Las Vegas last season. He has a gun for an arm.

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  • Bail4Nails

    Centeno sounds like a good bat to have at the bottom of the order. A contact hitter who can clear the pitcher’s spot is perfect for the 8 hole.

  • Super T

    Don’t think Buck would be willing to take a league minimum contract to come back and be d’Arnaud’s backup.

  • Super T

    By 2015 Kevin Plawecki should be ready to be d’Arnaud’s backup.

  • Centeno is ready.

  • Met Maniac

    How much rope does D’Arnaud get if he starts the season the way he looked in August and September?

  • Met Maniac

    Yes! I see the name Recker and I want to vomit. Lets go with the players we developed especially when he is a better bat and superior defender behind the dish.

  • johnnybmets

    Metsblog sucks!

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    A whole lot of rope

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    Or maybe his replacement

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    Sure is and with a great arm could b the back up

  • Benny

    Just use Centeno or Recker, no need to spend anymore of our self-regulated cap salary on want, instead of need.

  • Emmanuel

    Centeno has a great arm kid threw out billy halmilton the fastest runner in baseball doesnt pocess much power but gets solid hits

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    There has been alot of that talk going around lately lol

  • Super T

    If d’Arnaud doesn’t step it up this season Plawecki very well may be (his replacement).

  • diehardmets

    Centeno is a perfect option to be a long term, defensive minded backup for the Mets, and Recker is not an awful option either. This isn’t an area of great need for the Mets.

  • Met Maniac

    What happened over there and why are all these Metsblog people coming here now? What did I miss?

  • Big Mets Fan

    Ripken had a .128 batting average on his first MLB line. Can’t judge a promising rookie on small sample late season stats.

  • Benny

    Disqus

  • Benny

    He will be traded before being a backup…

  • johnnybmets

    Even though it was a short stint, I really liked what I saw out of Centeno, hope they let him and Recker battle it out in the spring

  • Met Maniac

    Yes, I agree and understand that. I was simply speculating and saying what if what we saw in 13 was the norm? How long do we go until Centeno or even Plawecki get their shots?

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    As well as some other things but i think disqus was the last nail in the coffin

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    The whole year, plawecki isnt ready yet

  • Met Maniac

    I guess Cerrone isn’t the the iconic social and digital expert he thought he was. Actually, I don’t know how some of you tolerated him and his ridiculous opinions for so long.

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    Agree one will be traded i think both are starters as far as their ml stats look, lets hope we have that problem

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    Should’ve gotten a veteran presence like Carlos Ruiz when they had the chance, but I’m open to Centeno getting the backup spot.

  • rwdavis22461

    first of all i would not want the cheater from Filthadelphia. no thank you. Maybe there is somebody avail via trade i do not think right now there is much in free agency.

  • Met Maniac

    We don’t really know that. He was an all american in college and the MVP of the world series. He was highly polished already when he was drafted. They should have started him in FSL last year, it was a piece of cake. He should start in AAA this season not AA. I don’t know why they are holding him back when he needs to be challenged.

  • Benny

    No one was there for his opinions, as a matter of fact many of us never agreed with anything he stated. We stayed there for the comment section, which was made great mostly in part by disqus.

  • CJM

    You don’t skip double A with prospects. It’s probably the most important level.

  • Met Maniac

    Well thanks for the lowdown Benny. Look forward to some good convos in the future.

  • Met Maniac

    Well they need to listen more to the coaches, scouts and development people. Some players LIKE NIMMO have to brought along slowly because they are so underdeveloped. But in Plawecki’s case and Boyd too, these guys were already way past short-season ball and even Low-A when they were drafted. You draft college players only because they give you a quicker route to the majors, so as long as they produce you move them along quicker than projects like Nimmo and Cecchini who doesn’t even have one plus tool.

  • Super T

    Definitely a good problem to have. Now if we only had that same problem at SS and a few other positions.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    Despite the fact that he took greenies, you gotta admit, he’s still a damn good defensive catcher. There isn’t anything in FA among catchers now. They missed the boat on Suzuki.

  • Just so you know last year Benny wanted to bat Murph 8th to clear the pitchers spot better…

  • Benny

    I love how you state half the story, but yeah continue spreading misinformation about me.

  • WillisReid

    $30 million for a veteran presence is pretty steep.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    Getting 3 years, $26 million was Philly’s own undoing. They’re too busy overpaying for old players. If anything, Ruiz deserved 2 years at most.

  • Big Mets Fan

    Give TDA a year to show if he can hack it. If he isn’t showing promise then, Plawecki is waiting for his term and we’ve got a competition. If TDA is the goods, we have a good trading chip in Plawecki.

  • CThomp519

    I have a opinion on why this FO seemingly starts their college players a bit farther down the minor league ladder then most.

    I think they feel that most ML players have certain “peak” years. Normally their age 25 thru 32 seasons. By leaving these players back a year or two, they get brought up right at the start of their peak and the mets’ six year hold on them takes them right through their peak years.

    Why bring a hitter up at 22,23 when you can wait a year or two and get them right when they could be at their best. Why let some other team sign them as free agents while leaving peak years on the table?

  • I am fine with that. I see no use to Recker.

  • Benny

    LMFAO!!!

    Post the entire lineup I posted, then come back.

  • Benny

    By the way what is up with your obsession with me? I mean you post this nonstop, every time you get a chance to bash me, and now you have just admitted to saving these comments. How is it that my comments were blanked, yet your answers were found? Did you really save your answers??? LOL!

  • I didn’t save them I just went into my disqus history and seeing I rarely use it it was quick to find. That’s why I mentioned the other stuff got cleared out. Trust me if I was obsessed with you you would know. You just happen to have the silliest comment I have ever read award.

  • If you remember it or find it in your history you post it. It will be worth the lulz.

  • Awesome Baron fail from his latest post:

    “Even s0, Sandy Alderson has expressed publicly his concern for Travis d’Arnaud’s ability to stay on the field consistently…”

  • sperry

    I don’t care who the back up catcher is, just as long as it’s not someone TC will be tempted to start over TDA. In other words, no veterans. I can only imagine how many games Buck would have played over TDA if Sandy didn’t trade him.

  • BehindTheBag

    Glad I left.

  • Benny

    My comments should be in your disqus history then…

    “Trust me if I was obsessed with you you would know.”

    Which is why I’m asking. You post this same nonsensical comment on every post I am on. I mean do you really have to go out of your way to mention it to another blogger I am just meeting? You just randomly posted that on a discussion that had nothing to do with that, yet you’re not obsessed?

    “You just happen to have the silliest comment I have ever read award.”

    Good, where do I pick up my reward from?

    It’s just funny to me that your answers state “11 months ago” and you’re speaking about it as if it happened yesterday. I don’t even remember everything I posted, yet you’re still here calling me out as if I care. You were even doing it before MMO got disqus. You either need a life or in need of dire mental help. Get a life man! Seriously!

  • BehindTheBag

    I don’t know man, it’s just a blog, that’s kinda stalker behavior.

  • I really have only mentioned it twice. Would you like to state why you thought it was a good idea? Happy to disqus…

  • Benny

    I have already looked for it, but don’t have it.

    Your constant annoyance is getting tiring. I have an idea why don’t you actually speak about the topic of discussion, instead of bringing this past discussion up in a thread that has nothing to do with it.

  • Sorry to let you down. I saw his name and I was all like that is the dude that was fighting to bat Murph 8th. It’s hard to forget those.

  • BehindTheBag

    Absolutely. When you are counting your pennies and don’t have a SS, have a weakness at 1B, and haven’t added any veteran pitching/bullpen depth (Colon is a definite part of the rotation, I’m talking about non-guaranteed or low-cost deals for depth guys)…I’d say backup catcher is the least of our worries.

  • Benny

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    Twice? Do you know how to count? I guess not…

    Discuss what? Go ahead state exactly my lineup and then I will defend my position.

  • Last thing I am worried about is a backup catcher. Would I like better solutions at 1st or SS sure, but at this point I would be super stocked if they grabbed a vet pen arm and call it a off-season.

  • Yes according to my disqus history it was today and the other day when I went back and forth with you on your importance to MB. So I counted correctly and that is twice. Just keep backpedaling like Cerrone.

  • Benny

    Oh you must’ve missed the other times before disqus was implemented on here. Or did you forget those stalker?

  • Proof or it didn’t happen. Just like your good reason on why to bat Murph 8th.

  • I will stop silly man for the readers sake…

  • Benny

    Oh you’re going to deny it? Okay, nothing more to say then…

  • Benny

    All you are is a troll and nothing more. Hopefully MMO bans you just like Metsblog did. You provide nothing of substance in a Mets discussion, except random, immature thoughts, which contribute nothing positively.

  • Benny

    You know what I will bite on your insistent flashback.

    What do you think of Gardner batting 8th when the Yankees play in the NL?

  • Brian D.

    I don’t think they need to acquire more depth at Catcher. Centeno is fine as a back up.

  • CJM

    Damn you really are salty. Great name choice.

  • Met Maniac

    Been waiting for a spot to jump in. I believe that your best and most productive hitters must get the most at-bats. I used to go nuts when Manuel used to bat the worst hitter second and when the game would end with him getting the last at-bat. Conversely, I see batting Murphy 8th as a comparatively flawed strategy.

  • I gotta go back to family time but Ill answer you tomorrow if that is ok. But at first glance it is apples to oranges between lineups plus DH helps…

  • You have something in common to “Bayonne Mets Fan”, hit him up when he stops by.

  • Thank you.

  • Benny

    “Conversely, I see batting Murphy 8th as a comparatively flawed strategy.”

    Unless it’s a lineup that calls for it. I’m pretty sure the lineup I posted that day consisted of players not on the roster. I even believe Reyes was on it. A lineup like the Yankess can afford to have an on base machine like Gardner batting 8th, which was my point. Plus you have to remember that comment of me batting Murphy 8th was before his 2013 season, no one knew Murphy would be our 2nd best hitter in 2013.

  • Met Maniac

    If that were true, MLB players union would erupt with grievances and lawsuits.

  • Benny

    I stated when they play in the NL, illiterate.

  • Benny

    And what exactly might that be?

  • Benny

    ” it is apples to oranges between lineups”

    You don’t even remember what the lineup was that I posted. I’m pretty sure it was one of my “fantasy lineups” that I post during the offseasons, where I speculate what players we should and/or should have kept (Reyes) and insert them into a lineup.

  • Met Maniac

    I was running with assumption you were going with last year’s lineup. Without knowing the other players in a hypothetical, I can’t give a definitive answer.

  • Wrightstuf

    Our catching depth looks pretty good. We also have Plawecki looking at a debut in 15 and possibly this September. But if we go into spring training with Tejada as our starting ss I might cry… Sign Drew already Sandy, Jesus.

  • For a team with no money and/or and unwillingness and inability to spend, there’s no need to waste even “chump change” (by MLB standards) on a backup catcher. Recker and Centeno should do just fine. If anything they need to acquire a cheap (that’s how we roll) Brandon Allen type AAA catcher that can provide backup if d’Arnaud goes down and Centeno needs to play everyday.

  • Met Maniac

    This!

  • Benny

    Exactly my point, but like I said before Murphy isn’t the player he is now as he was before the 2013 season.

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    Our depth at manager im happy with….would love to see backman up here….

  • Justin Anthony

    Miguel Olivo would be a good veteran backup

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    O man downvoted… Didnt think anyone thought tc was a good manager

  • mextache

    The writing was lazy, rife with grammatical mistakes and lacked any real insight. It was like reading a middle school class paper. Love it here already…finally smart writing and a comme t section.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    TC is a HORRIBLE MANAGER but an A+ brown noser…

  • Connor O’Brien

    Plenty of rope

  • CJM

    No it wouldn’t because there’s nothing they could do to prove such a scenario was occurring.

  • Connor O’Brien

    Or possibly a first baseman down the line.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Good to see the MetsBlog comment section rivalries still live on…..LMFAO!

  • CJM

    The holier than thou attitude is what finally drove me away. They got to a point of showing blatant disrespect to readers–it was unbelievable. I had been reading his blog since sometime during the ’06 season too, but I’m done with them.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    If so that would be an extremely flawed system since youd be stunting a players growth based on some theory.

  • Hotstreak

    Better than Tony Larussa batting the pitcher 8th.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Wow ….who is the idiot thumbing down comments that state Terry Collins is a horrible manager.

    Whoever the mongo is needs to show his face(comment) and prove his point w/reasons why he doesnt think Collins STINKS!

    I’ll start….

    1. Record
    2. Lack of player development under him on a rebuilding team
    3. Poor in game decisions
    4. Horrible management of the bullpen
    5. No continuity…he loves playing musical chairs with the lineup…fyi he did the same in 2011 when he had a solid lineup so it wasnt due to talent
    6. The players RUN the asylum
    7. He has no BALLS…no opinion…Whatever Alderson says goes without even a fight he never stands up for what he believes in

    I have more but youre turn

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Olivo is a horrible defender….It would be passed ball city in Citi

  • Andrew Herbst

    I think Recker is an adequate backup to TDA.

  • Met Maniac

    I think we have a new batch of Collins lovers. 🙂

  • Des

    Don’t you want Centeno to earn the job rather than simply being given the job? BTW, with the Mets young pitching staff, I’d like to see the Mets acquire Henry Blanco from Arizona. He wouldn’t be expensive and would reduce risk through the stability he’d provide. All the team’s catchers would benefit. Blanco is the real deal.

  • Run Support Group

    I don’t like Collins but this whole Backman love fest is weird. If he’s so great, why has no other organization came in and took him?

  • Gland1

    I don’t think Collins is a good manager, but what’s the point in complaining about him in January, after his contract was extended, on a blog post about potential back up catchers? And if Backman was so fantastic how come no other team seemed to want him?

    I just don’t get the random Collins bashing. There will be plenty of time for that when the season starts.

  • Met Maniac

    I was banned for asking Cerrone how old he was in 86 after he poured his heart out in a post about how that season molded him and inspired him. He was 5.

    I got banned again for calling him a fanboy for posting pictures of Wright 5 times in 6 days.

    The third and final time as in 2011 season. He banned me for asking him why he never mentions how the Wilpons are the real reason the team was a disaster.

    The guy’s an idiot who got lucky.

  • Run Support Group

    Agreed. Backman is the god everyone thinks he is. I think it’s because people think he’s so “gritty” and “edgy”. Yea, Collins is no good, but I’m willing to see how he manages with a more talented roster. Hopefully he won’t make Rice’s arm fall off this year.

  • Run Support Group

    Cerrone is a hack, but I’m a bit of a Wright fanboy also.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    LMFAO…..I see

    The struggle continues 😀

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Who said anything about Backman???

    I said Collins SUCKS stick to that

  • Gland1

    I agree with that. I guess my hatred for him isn’t so all encompassing that I can’t talk about anything else besides him. I mean what’s the point of it?

  • Destry

    I was really impressed with Recker’s game calling, receiving skills, and overall defense behind the plate last season. He’s got some pop in his bat also. I would like to see him make a touch more contact this season, and if he improves even a little bit, he’s gonna be a really good backup C.

  • Met Maniac

    Well I’m sure you’re not gonna start posting pics of Wright at epic levels. 🙂

  • Met Maniac

    I don’t like Backman either. Two ass hats. Lol

  • Gland1

    What name did you use over there?

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Thats simple…..

    This is what FANS of a baseball team do on a blog….We talk abouyt what we LIKE & DISLIKE about our team.

    Your argument is poor at BEST…Because w/ your logic fans shouldnt EVER complain about THE WILPONS because they have a lifetime contract until they choose to dissolve it.

  • Captain Clutch

    hey maniac, lol fanboy! cerrone is a total pinhead. lucky meant a lot of sl#rping so who would want to do that?

  • Destry

    Yeah, everyone from Metsblog love Ike Davis, hates Lucas Duda, and thinks Collins is a good manager. Some backward stuff.

  • Met Maniac

    SheaHeyKid and Maniac

  • Gland1

    I personally prefer to try to focus my conversations on the subject of the particular post. Since the headline of this post was about catching depth, I thought that would be a good thing to discuss. But if you want to rant and rave about the manager, have at it.

  • Captain Clutch

    and he cries way too much

  • Met Maniac

    The last time we had voting I recall it didn’t work out so well. Lol

  • Run Support Group

    Nah, il keep that to my private life :p

  • Met Maniac

    You know what, this Disqus isn’t so bad as I thought. What do you think?

  • Captain Clutch

    any sign of Alex or Metsie?

  • Met Maniac

    Who are you? Is this CA?

  • Captain Clutch

    LOL next voting will be much better

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    LMFAO…These guys are big on using the thumbs down button without ELABORATING…

    So let me provide recent info of how much he sucks defensively

    http://www.ussmariner.com/2012/04/11/maybe-its-time-for-miguel-olivo-to-be-accountable/

    http://www.ussmariner.com/2012/09/26/seriously-miguel-olivo-is-the-worst/

    Your turn

  • Brian D.

    At first I was disappointing by the change too, but I now think it is a great decision.

    A lot of new people are coming here now, which is fantastic. And this system is much better than the old one.

    The email notifications are nice. We can now clearly see who someone is responding to in a long thread. And the editing option is a huge plus. I don’t know how many times I made a typo in my posts after I sent it in, and I couldn’t correct it.

    Vinny B

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Hey slappy there are a ton of conversations going on about the topic at hand in this thread. How about you just join one of them rather than whine about what other commenters have on their mind at the time.

    There is a thing called conversations evolving. How many times can one say Recker sucks or Centeno should get a chance?

    Again as we speak there are still countless convos going on. If you dont agree w/what we are talking about DONT JOIN THE CONVO…Is this the kind of dictatorship Cerrone was running? strict convos cant sway off topic at all?

  • Brian D.

    I’ve seen Alex around, but I haven’t seen any signs of Metsie.

    vinny b

  • Captain Clutch

    amazin—CA? that was rough my friend, Geez 🙂

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Lol….Im old fashioned I got used to the old way MMO commenting system. Its gonna take me a while to get back into this disqus thing its been a while since I used it…Havent used this stuff really since Cerrone banished me from Metsblog Island 😀

    I think with time as everyone gets used to each other the flame wars will turn into RAPID WILD FIRE lol 😉

    This coming season will be interesting…The Alderson lovers and Dimple army have more recruits in tow lol

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    A team did want him and hire him but cause he had a few beers and got pulled over he was fired and every team is all pc about it. Jesh i bet at least 90% of the people here have done that. Maybe we just didnt get pulled over. That dosnt disqualify him from being a manager.

  • Captain Clutch

    hi vinnie b! I am going to need to take notes on who is who. i was known b4 as alwayzamazin.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    LOL…I didnt even know that was you Amazin

    Alex has posted a few times since the change and so has Metsie.

    It just takes a while to get back into using disqus again….And disqus is hard for some to use at work hence why no TRS sightings in a while either.

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    Tc is a good guy but a bad manager bring up backman

  • Gland1

    Yeah but that was years ago. There have been other opportunities since then. How come nobody has called him since?

  • Brian D.

    lol. I know, it seems like we all changed names now. It’s great to see that you are still here.

    vinny b

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    They are all hung up one that drinking and driving thing, all these teams are all pc and immage concious

  • Captain Clutch

    thx Leroy, i never used disqius before but is is ok. the influx of others is a bit overwhelming tho.
    i have saved a post of yours at my work computer regarding the shitty way this management team treats the players and i will post it again on tuesday

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Like this 😉

  • Met Maniac

    Amazin that’s you? Happy New Year! How are you? I’m so confused because everybody has new names now. I don’t know who anyone is anymore. I have seen Alex but not Metsie.

  • Gland1

    You know there was more than one arrest right? There was DUI and Domestic Violence. Still though, it was long enough ago that if a team really wanted him I would think they’d take a chance.

  • Captain Clutch

    Best regard Leroy, happy new year! indulge me while I play your theme song..you have done a yeoman;s job holding the fort

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Collins had one as well but they overlooked it because Collins was close friends with Koufax who Fred worships. And Koufax pushed for Collins…that and Collins is a company man he doesnt have a voice where as a Backman is cocky and outspoken sometimes maybe too outspoken

    http://nypost.com/2010/11/23/dui-lurks-in-past-of-mets-manager-collins/

  • Captain Clutch
  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    LOL…It took me a while to start posting again actually. I hate change, unless its a Front offuice change(hint hint) Fire Alderson 😉

    I was just reading for a while scoping out the new recruits… Metsie and Alex were active at the time.

  • Captain Clutch

    hola met maniac! you lost the s? best regards to you and your family and specially to Mrs Maniac my prayers for health and happiness always

  • Met Maniac

    MMO Regulars Checklist

    Alwaysamazin = Captain Clutch
    Hitman = Volvos
    Alex68 = Alex 68
    Metsie =
    Joey D =
    Bad Bad Leroy Brown = Bad Bad Leroy Brown
    K Maxx =
    Metsin20 =

    Identify yourselves!

  • Brian D.

    vinny b = Brian D

  • Captain Clutch

    too funny maniac!

  • Met Maniac

    Thank you you’re a sweetheart. When I went to register it said my name was taken. Argh!

  • Pedro’s Rooster

    Cerrone was getting mauled constantly for months in the comments section. Mocked for terrible writing, poor spelling, shilling, copy-pasting, boring content, egotism, and making up BS rumors like Ike for Ryan Braun and citing himself as a source so he could claim credit (no joke).

    He switched from Disqus to LiveFyre, which ruined the commenting experience. It also conveniently wiped out all the historical Disqus comments, which indicated how much his readership hated him.

    Once Disqus popped up here, it was a mass migration. Now Cerrone can keep telling everyone that he’s a digital media expert, and acting like he invented the internet. 🙂

  • Met Maniac

    Vinny!!! Happy New Year!!

  • Captain Clutch

    who the heck is run support group? he has the most posts
    (on the left of the screen if you hit community)

  • Met Maniac

    Ha! Our mutual dislike of that shill will have us getting along just fine. Lol

  • Brian D.

    Happy New Year to you too Maniac!

  • Brian D.

    I don’t know. I think he came over from Metsblog

  • Met Maniac

    Oh wow didn’t know you could do that. Is it TRS86?

  • Brian D.

    No, TRS is here under his regular name.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    LOL…I just went to edit profile and changed my disqus name so there would be no confusion lol…

    I think JoeyD Is the same but there is another guy that is joey1966 or something

    Hank=Henry Johnson(I think)

  • Run Support Group

    Yeah I’m just one of the huddled masses from metsblog

  • Met Maniac

    Everyone has created a real huge getting to know you party. His site must be taking a huge hit! Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. 🙂

  • Met Maniac

    Welcome! Thought you were another prolific poster here.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    We need a BAYONNEMETSFAN REINCARNATION :p

  • Brian D.

    Welcome aboard!

  • Captain Clutch

    yes hank equals henry. baby due there any minute!

  • Met Maniac

    Everyone should get a second chance except for Pomes! Pardon everybody !

  • Met Maniac

    Let us know when you have the baby, Hank!

  • Captain Clutch

    lol you must love it here, RSG, Joe D has a great site we are so fortunate

  • Met Maniac

    Where’s the height chart in the background showing that he’s 4 foot, 5?

  • Captain Clutch

    Free Bayonne!

  • Captain Clutch

    Bayonne may not want to come back. there’s that. but he should be invited. I hope he would.

  • Mike Lloyd

    I like what’s going on at the catcher position, I want to see them moving Plawlecki along a bit faster, he’s a bit more polished being a college product.

  • rwdavis22461

    he is ok i am not a fan of his and your right i want Suzuki but he wants to start and with Minny he will here he would have to be a number 2

  • Brian D.

    Agreed. It’s a new year, and a new beginning for MMO. Everyone should start off with a clean slate.

    Even Pomes 🙂

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    LMFAO….I have someone constantly trolling and following me and thumbing everything single I say down…no matter what I say lmao…

    How could you possibly thumbs down what i said above lol….

    This can only be my MMO Stalker(who I wont even name) or one of my countless former stalkers from Metsblog years ago…

    LOL….Deja VU to the old days

  • Captain Clutch

    i just read about danxtanna, did you hear this story, he was a real nutcase but was a famous tweeter

  • Captain Clutch

    can’t u see who is giving u the thumbs down? or is it a guest? a guest would be a coward. Capital C coward

  • Met Maniac

    That guy was creepy.

  • Captain Clutch

    you can see in his picture, evil. crazy world.

  • Captain Clutch

    are u formally know as Ricesarm?

  • Brian D.

    lol. I did.

    I really don’t know much about him though because I just joined twitter recently.

  • Captain Clutch

    alex may be banned, a comment from his popped up and was erased

  • Brian D.

    I doubt it. The comment probably just got deleted because he took it too far.

  • Captain Clutch

    i wasn’t quick enuf to read it so who knows

  • Des

    C’mon Maniac — enough of the sophomoric humor. It really befits someone about 14 years old.

  • Brian D.

    Your talking about the one on Connor’s article, right? That was up for a little while.

  • Captain Clutch

    was it bad?

  • Brian D.

    I think he crossed the line. He was just criticizing Connor personally, and not the points in the article.

  • Captain Clutch

    nope. it popped up in the recent comments section but by the time i looked it was poof. turning in-have a good nite vinnie!

  • DrDooby

    Would have preferred a fresh start at Manager too. TC does a rather poor job with the bullpen – though to be fair, he hasm’t really had more than 2 or 3 reliable relievers at any point of his tenure so far.

    Other than that, he really doesn’t excel at anything but also doesn’t mess up things. The players generally seem to like him and enjoy playing for him. Which is a major part of today’s game, probably far more important than in-game management. There really haven’t been any significant controversies over the past 3 years.

    He does seem to be a willfull executor of the front office’s will. Leading to some absurd public statements on occasions such as “X is the starting player at this position”…only to see that “decision” reversed 3 days later.

    I guess a case can be made, that as a willing company man, who maneuvered a limited hand through the past 3 years of transition gets a shot to hopefully be involved in the turnaround. But in any case, a fresh start would have been preferable.

  • Lotus1209

    Faster? He’s gonna be in Double-A next season and possibly Triple-A to end it. How is that slow?

  • Lotus1209

    Welcome to MMO. Where the “core” bashes sandy and Tc lovers all over to no end.

  • Out of Place Mets fan

    With the lack of viable back up Catcher options available on the FA market I would prefer to see AAA depth signed. Teagarden would suffice

  • joeyd1966

    TC is a horrible manager.

    Something we agree on.

  • skyking26

    Yorvit Torrealba would probably be the best option out there. Oliva is also but a terrible defender and he likes to argue. Wait a minute, we got Ike for that.

  • skyking26

    I’m trying real hard not to discuss or debate Terry Collins before opening day so I have a positive outlook on the season though I couldn’t of said it better with your message in the bottle.

  • Met Maniac

    Oh, okay, dad. :-O

  • Just_Da_damaja

    How should Centeno “earn the job” ?

    What did Recker do to earn being the backup ?

    What did Travis do to earn being the starter ?

  • Just_Da_damaja

    Just – Da – Damaja = Jeru

    Jeru = Major Mofongo

    Major Mofongo = Major Mangu

    Major Mangu = Major Mamajuana

  • Just_Da_damaja

    Hola Pedro

    Como estas las cosas en Pennsylvania ?

  • Run Support Group

    Bad, seeing as Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. And living in the same state that the hellhole that Philly is in is bad.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    “The players generally seem to like him and enjoy playing for him. Which is a major part of today’s game, probably far more important than in-game management.”

    Lets be honest why would they not want to play for Collins when he let them run the asylum….They didnt care about winning the majority of that lineup(VETS) were more concerned with rejuvenating their careers winning was a distant 2nd. Now put some players on that team that hate losing and I can guarantee they will have a problem with how Collins manages the team.

    And its hard to see what Collins had in the Bullpen because the players that pitched well early he overworked to the point there arms were shot and they struggled afterwards. He even milked the 40yr old Hawkins…most innnings he has pitched in a long time and it came under Collins. I wont even mention the Loogys all of them spent countless days on the DL due to overuse

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    lol…you got a thumbs down just for defending me lol…

    And no you can only see who gives you thumbs up which is unfair

  • Just_Da_damaja

    but lagares needs Chris Young in case he goes into a slump

    smh

  • Connor O’Brien

    Well Lagares also didn’t completely prove he can hit. He went through some up and down phases.
    d’Arnaud is considered a top top prospect, so they’ll probably give him more room than Lagares, especially because they don’t have any starting-caliber options behind him.