The way things currently stand, the New York Mets don’t have a leadoff hitter. They tried nine last season before settling on Eric Young. The signing of Curtis Granderson sends Young to the bench, that is, unless the Mets trade Daniel Murphy and move Young to second base. However, the Mets are asking a lot for Murphy, so there’s nothing imminent there. Chris Young has the speed, but strikes out too much to be a consistent leadoff hitter. Juan Lagares also has speed, […]
It’s something that is asked of me more and more in the last three weeks; will Juan Lagares lose any playing time or even his starting job in center field in light of the Mets new outfield additions? I’d always thought there was no chance that anyone would supplant Lagares in center, but I began to have my doubts when during a conference call with Sandy Alderson he said that Chris Young would compete with […]
In a quick update to this post from yesterday, a team that likes Daniel Murphy and checked in on him told ESPN New York that the Mets’ asking price was “substantial.” That led the source to speculate that the Mets ultimately may hold onto the second baseman. “The team that approached the Mets, by the way, had no interest in using Murphy as a second baseman. They would have restored him to a corner infield spot.” I feel […]
Hello everyone… I’m so glad to be back writing for one of the best New York Mets sites in the blogosphere. Its definitely been awhile! :) As the Mets head into the Winter Meetings, the team has begun to get aggressive in trading Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, and Daniel Murphy. While Sandy Alderson and company are trying to look for salary relief and a higher payroll flexibility by trading Murphy (as well as Duda and […]
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – New York Mets manager Terry Collins addressed a myriad of issues surrounding his club who are just two months away from spring training. Among them: He has the mindset both Ike Davis and Lucas Duda will be on the roster in February, and he’ll “adjust’’ accordingly. Said one of the reasons why Davis hasn’t reached his potential is because he presses trying to hit home runs. He’s prepared to start the season with Ruben Tejada at shortstop. Collins said […]
The Daniel Murphy for Brett Gardner trade talk is continuing to pick up steam despite the Mets and Yankees appearing to be strange bedfellows. Lets start with Andy Martino of the Daily News who says the Mets have already told an official from at least one other club that they are willing to move Daniel Murphy during the winter meetings. The Yankees have a glut of outfielders after adding Carlos Beltran and Jacoby Ellsbury to […]
Call me crazy, but I’d like to see Josh Satin hitting cleanup. I think he can hit and be very productive on the Major League level. Yes, he took several years to make it to the majors, but let’s also not forget that his path to the bigs was blocked by David Wright at third base and Ike Davis at first base. He is most certainly not a prototypical cleanup hitter and no one will […]
I grew up playing Strat-O-Matic in the 1980s and made two observations about the game of baseball before I was ten years old. One observation I made was embraced in baseball. The other was scorned. The first was the importance of on-base percentage. The other was the stolen base. I came to the same Moneyball observation that a walk was as good as a single. It may not look as pretty, but it got you […]
One can’t get a louder denial of the irresponsible and totally bogus report of the New York Mets discussing Ryan Braun than today’s announced deal for Chris Young. That’s the restaurant equivalent of thinking about Morton’s for dinner, but settling for McDonald’s. Actually, the best thing that could happen to the Mets is Young failing his physical to void the one-year, $7.25 million deal. You read that correctly. That’s a lot of money for a career .235 hitter with a […]
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